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There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles to Reno by plane, tram, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Reno (RNO) LAX - RNO

$80 - $305

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the night bus from LA Downtown to Reno FlixBus

$21 - $35

5 alternative options

Tram to Long Beach, fly  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Reno (RNO) LGB - RNO

$81 - $249

Bus  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA Southern CA-Northern CA
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento to Reno FlixBus

$76 - $84

Train, bus  •  13h 9m

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
  3. Take the bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson

$72 - $131

Train  •  19h 36m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Sacramento Valley Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Reno Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$117 - $309

Drive  •  8h 30m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Reno 474.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Reno is to night bus which costs $21 - $35 and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Reno is to fly which costs $80 - $310 and takes 3h 37m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from LA Downtown and arriving at Reno. This bus operates Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles station to Reno station. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station and arriving at Reno Amtrak Station via Sacramento Valley Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 36m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Reno is 391 miles. The road distance is 474.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Reno without a car is to bus which takes 10h 33m and costs $75 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Los Angeles to Reno, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Reno bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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Los Angeles to Reno train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Reno is to fly which takes 3h 37m and costs $80 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $85 and takes 10h 33m, you could also train, which costs $110 - $310 and takes 19h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Reno.
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  • Distance: 390.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 37m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Reno, NV, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Los Angeles to Reno hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Reno via Sacramento, CA, 65Th St & Sky Pkwy, 8Th St & Broadway, and Sacramento in around 10h 33m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Train operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Pacific Coast Hwy Station
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Lancaster station
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
13h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Reno Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Sacramento to Reno
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from LA Downtown to Reno
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Lancaster - Metrolink 44812 Sierra Hwy to Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
estransit.com
Bus from Bishop - Vons/Kmart 1200 N. Main Street to Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
estransit.com

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Los Angeles to Reno bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Reno station.

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Los Angeles to Reno train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Reno Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Reno is 474 miles. It takes approximately 8h 30m to drive from Los Angeles to Reno.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Reno. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs .

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