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

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

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

$9 - $65

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 57 min

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

$48 - $114

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Oakland to Reno 213.7 miles

$20 - $30

BART to Oakland, fly  •  2 h 54 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

Fly from San Francisco  •  3 h 32 min

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

$139 - $765

Train to San Jose, fly  •  4 h

  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 - $473

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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 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from W Oakland BART and arriving at Reno. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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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 3 h 45 min and costs $9 - $65.

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The bus from W Oakland BART to Reno takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from Oakland to Reno is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $9 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 7 h 57 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $800 and takes 3 h 32 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 Flixbus USA, arrive at Reno station.

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Map of how to get from Oakland to Reno.
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  • Distance: 179.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Flixbus USA operates a bus from Oakland to Reno once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Oakland to Reno once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 34 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
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
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
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
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
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from W Oakland BART to Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
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.

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 Oakland, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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

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There are 59+ hotels available in Reno. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Oakland to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 44 min and costs $7 - $10.

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