There are 7 ways to get from Oakland to Reno by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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Bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from W Oakland BART to Downtown Reno FlixBus / ...

$9 - $40

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Burner Express Bus  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the Burner Express Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport Black Rock City to San Francisco

$111 - $112

Train  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Reno Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$38 - $59

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Oakland to Reno 213.7 miles

$20 - $30

Fly from San Francisco  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO

$136 - $310

BART to Oakland, fly  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the BART from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Oakland Coliseum - OAC
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO

$91 - $425

Train to San Jose, fly  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO

$93 - $233

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The cheapest way to get from Oakland to Reno is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Reno is to BART and fly which costs $90 - $430 and takes 3h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from W Oakland BART and arriving at Downtown Reno. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Oakland to Reno station. However, there are services departing from 12th Street / Oakland City Center and arriving at Reno Amtrak Station via Richmond Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 57m.

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The distance between Oakland and Reno is 179 miles. The road distance is 213.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Reno without a car is to bus which takes 4h 5m and costs $9 - $40.

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The bus from W Oakland BART to Downtown Reno takes 4h 5m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Oakland to Reno bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from W Oakland BART station.

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

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Reno.
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  • Distance: 179.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

Flixbus USA operates a bus from W Oakland BART to Downtown Reno every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $18 and the journey takes 4h 5m. Greyhound USA also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Richmond Amtrak to Reno Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6h 34m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
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 Richmond Amtrak to Reno Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Oakland Coliseum - OAC
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from W Oakland BART to Downtown Reno
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Burner Express Bus
Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org

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The best way to get from Oakland to Reno is to bus which takes 4h 5m and costs $9 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7h 57m, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $310 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Oakland to Reno bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Downtown Reno station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland to Reno is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3h 38m to drive from Oakland to Reno.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Reno Airport.

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Book your Oakland to Reno bus tickets online with FlixBus and Greyhound.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Reno. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Oakland to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 45 min and costs $4 - $5.

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