There are 7 ways to get from Reno to San Francisco by plane, subway, train, bus 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 Oakland, BART  •  2 h 51 min

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

$97 - $486

Cheapest option

Bus, BART  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  3. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to Civic Center/UN Plaza

$15 - $20

5 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  2 h 53 min

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

$138 - $764

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Jose (SJC) RNO - SJC
  2. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$87 - $438

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to San Francisco, Ca 8309 / ...

$15 - $110

Train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$48 - $114

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Reno to San Francisco 219.8 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reno to San Francisco is to bus and BART which costs $14 - $21 and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reno to San Francisco is to fly and BART which costs $95 - $490 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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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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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Reno to San Francisco, including transfers.

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

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

United Airlines flies from Reno to San Francisco 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Reno to San Francisco hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h. Two other operators also service this route.

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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Powell St.
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to Civic Center/UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Reno Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Reno, Nv to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Reno, NV to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Book at
us.megabus.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fasttransit.org

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