There are 7 ways to get from Reno Airport (RNO) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by plane, subway, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to San Francisco  •  1 h 8 min

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

$130 - $750

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive Green
  2. Take the bus from Truckee, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8307 / ...

$80 - $119

5 alternative options

Fly to Oakland, BART  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Oakland (OAK) RNO - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Powell St. BART Station
  3. Take the BART from Powell St. BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station

$106 - $486

Fly to San Jose  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Jose (SJC) RNO - SJC

$124 - $459

Burner Express Bus  •  4 h 38 min

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

$113 - $116

Bus, train, BART  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
  2. Take the train from Truckee Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
  3. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station

$98 - $164

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Reno Airport (RNO) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 235.2 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reno Airport (RNO) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reno Airport (RNO) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which costs $130 - $750 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Reno Airport (RNO) and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 193 miles. The road distance is 235.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Reno Airport (RNO) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to Burner Express Bus which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $113 - $117.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to fly from Reno (RNO) to San Francisco (SFO), including transfers and time at the airport.

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The best way to get from Reno Airport (RNO) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $130 - $750. Alternatively, you can Burner Express Bus, which costs $113 - $117 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Reno Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reno Airport (RNO) to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 235 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Reno Airport (RNO) to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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  • Distance: 193.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

What companies run services between Reno Airport (RNO), USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

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

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Powell St. BART Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Powell St. BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 Truckee Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
Bus operators
Burner Express Bus
Bus from Reno Airport to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
North Lake Tahoe Express
Phone
+1 866.216.5222
Website
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.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 Truckee, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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