There are 3 ways to get from Chico to Reno by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. 1439 / ...
  2. 8308 / ...

$33 - $79

2 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Coast Starlight
  2. California Zephyr

$63 - $144

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. 163.7 miles

$16 - $24

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

You can take a bus from Chico to Reno via Sacramento, Ca in around 5 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chico to Reno via Sacramento Amtrak in around 8 h 12 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Reno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chico, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chico, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to Reno, NV
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chico and Reno is 175 km. The road distance is 262 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chico to Reno is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Chico to Reno is to drive which takes 3 h 22 min and costs $16 - $24.

No, there is no direct train from Chico to Reno. However, there are services departing from Chico Amtrak and arriving at Reno Amtrak via Sacramento Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chico to Reno. However, there are services departing from Chico, Ca and arriving at Reno, Nv via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Chico to Reno, including transfers.