There are 6 ways to get from Oakland to Reno by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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BART to Oakland, fly  •  2 h 56 min

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

$96 - $485

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...

$9 - $65

4 alternative options

Fly from San Francisco  •  3 h 34 min

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

$139 - $765

Train to San Jose, fly  •  4 h 2 min

  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

$102 - $470

Train  •  7 h 57 min

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

$48 - $114

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to Reno 213.7 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 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oakland to Reno is to BART and fly which costs $95 - $490 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oakland, Ca and arriving at Reno, Nv. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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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 5 h and costs $9 - $65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Oakland to Reno, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Oakland to Reno is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $130 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $9 - $65 and takes 5 h, you could also train, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Oakland Airport to Reno Airport.

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  • Distance: 179.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

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

United Airlines flies from Oakland to Reno 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Oakland to Reno hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h. Flixbus USA also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Reno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
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.

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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
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from W Oakland BART to Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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