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 53 min

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

$97 - $486

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

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

$15 - $65

5 alternative options

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, Caltrain  •  4 h 24 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 via Oakland, Ca  •  4 h 53 min

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

$28 - $65

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

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 4 h 30 min.

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 8 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
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 Civic Center/UN Plaza
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
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
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Reno, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Reno to San Francisco?

The distance between Reno and San Francisco is 299 km. The road distance is 352 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Reno to San Francisco?

The cheapest way to get from Reno to San Francisco is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 46 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Reno to San Francisco?

The quickest way to get from Reno to San Francisco is to fly and BART which takes 2 h 53 min and costs $95 - $490.

Is there a direct bus between Reno and San Francisco?

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.

How long does it take to get from Reno to San Francisco?

It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Reno to San Francisco, including transfers.