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

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Burner Express Bus  •  4 h

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

$9 - $110

6 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

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

$11 - $21

Train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$48 - $114

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Reno to San Francisco 219.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to Oakland, BART  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Oakland (OAK) RNO - OAK
  2. Take the BART from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station

$97 - $486

Fly to San Francisco  •  3 h 1 min

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

$138 - $764

Fly to San Jose, BART  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Jose (SJC) RNO - SJC
  2. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 16th St. Mission BART Station

$128 - $479

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reno Airport and arriving at San Francisco. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Reno and San Francisco is 187 miles. The road distance is 219.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Reno to San Francisco without a car is to Burner Express Bus which takes 4 h and costs .

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The Burner Express Bus from Reno Airport to San Francisco takes 4 h including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Reno to San Francisco bus services, operated by , depart from Reno Airport station.

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The best way to get from Reno to San Francisco is to Burner Express Bus which takes 4 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 18 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Reno Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Reno to San Francisco bus services, operated by , arrive at San Francisco station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reno to San Francisco is 220 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Reno to San Francisco.

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JetSuiteX and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reno Airport to Oakland Airport.

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Map of how to get from Reno to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 186.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

operates a bus from Reno to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $108 and the journey takes 4 h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Reno to San Francisco once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 7 h 23 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
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
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 Reno Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum BART Station to Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 16th St. Mission BART Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
bart.gov
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Reno to W Oakland BART
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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 Reno, Nv to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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