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

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Fly from San Francisco  •  3h 35m

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

$101 - $226

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Oakland to Reno Amtrak "Greyhound"

$28 - $40

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BART to Oakland, fly  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the BART from Lake Merritt to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO

$141 - $415

BART to San Jose, fly  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the BART from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Milpitas
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO

$181 - $336

Burner Express Bus  •  5h 21m

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

$113 - $116

Train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Emeryville to Reno California Zephyr

$35 - $55

Drive  •  3h 38m

  1. Drive from Oakland to Reno 213.1 miles

$20 - $30

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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 $140 - $420 and takes 3h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oakland and arriving at Reno Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Emeryville and arriving at Reno. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 46m.

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The distance between Oakland and Reno is 179 miles. The road distance is 213.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Oakland to Reno without a car is to Burner Express Bus which takes 5h 21m and costs $112 - $116.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Oakland to Reno, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Oakland to Reno is to fly which takes 3h 35m and costs $100 - $230. Alternatively, you can Burner Express Bus, which costs $112 - $116 and takes 5h 21m, you could also train, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 46m.

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  • Distance: 179.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

United Airlines flies from Oakland to Reno 3 times a day. Alternatively, operates a bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport once daily. Tickets cost $108 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $270
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Lake Merritt to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th Street / Oakland City Center to Milpitas
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
bart.gov
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 Emeryville to Reno
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Bus operators
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
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 to Reno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Oakland to Reno bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Reno Amtrak station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Oakland to Reno is 213 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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There are 132+ 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 $9 - $11.

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