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There are 5 ways to get from Chico to Reno by bus, train, night bus or car

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 1429 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...

$33 - $79

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Train, night bus  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the night bus from Midtown to Reno FlixBus

$37 - $76

Bus Amtrak  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Reno Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train  •  8h 12m

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

$63 - $144

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Chico to Reno 163.7 miles

$16 - $24

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

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

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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 5h 55m.

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

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The distance between Chico and Reno is 109 miles. The road distance is 163.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chico to Reno without a car is to bus which takes 5h 55m and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Chico to Reno, including transfers.

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Chico to Reno bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chico, Ca station.

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Chico to Reno train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chico Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Chico to Reno is to bus which takes 5h 55m and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $150 and takes 8h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Chico to Reno.
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  • Distance: 109.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 55m

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 5h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chico to Reno via Sacramento Valley Station in around 8h 12m.

Train operators
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 Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
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 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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Midtown to Reno
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Reno Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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Chico to Reno bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Reno, Nv station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chico to Reno is 164 miles. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Chico to Reno.

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