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There are 9 ways to get from Reno to Sunnyvale by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, line 522 bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno to San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the line 522 bus from Eastridge Transit Center to El Camino & Pastoria 22 / ...

$12 - $24

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Bus Flixbus USA, Caltrain  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno to San Francisco FlixBus
  2. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain Local / ...

$17 - $29

Bus Greyhound USA, Caltrain  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain Local / ...

$39 - $81

Train  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Reno Amtrak Station to Roseville Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Roseville Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$72 - $166

Train via Sacramento Valley Station  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Reno Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Santa Clara Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$68 - $162

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Reno to Sunnyvale 251.6 miles

$24 - $40

Fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  3 h 27 min

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

$82 - $435

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Francisco (SFO) RNO - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain

$140 - $767

Fly to Oakland, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Oakland (OAK) RNO - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak

$119 - $532

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reno to Sunnyvale is to bus and line 522 bus which costs $12 - $24 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reno to Sunnyvale is to fly and Caltrain which costs $80 - $440 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reno to Sunnyvale. However, there are services departing from Reno and arriving at El Camino & Pastoria via Eastridge Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Reno station to Sunnyvale. However, there are services departing from Reno Amtrak Station and arriving at Sunnyvale Caltrain via Roseville Amtrak and Santa Clara Caltrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 17 min.

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The distance between Reno and Sunnyvale is 193 miles. The road distance is 251.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reno to Sunnyvale without a car is to bus and line 522 bus which takes 5 h 43 min and costs $12 - $24.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Reno to Sunnyvale, including transfers.

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Reno to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Reno station.

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Reno to Sunnyvale train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Reno Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Reno to Sunnyvale is to bus and line 522 bus which takes 5 h 43 min and costs $12 - $24. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $170 and takes 9 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Reno to Sunnyvale.
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  • Distance: 192.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Reno to Sunnyvale via San Jose and Eastridge Transit Center in around 5 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Reno to Sunnyvale via Roseville Amtrak, Santa Clara Amtrak, and Santa Clara Caltrain in around 9 h 17 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Sunnyvale Caltrain
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Reno Amtrak Station to Roseville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Roseville Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Reno Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Santa Clara VTA
Phone
+1 408-321-2300
Website
vta.org
Bus from Eastridge Transit Center to El Camino & Pastoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
vta.org
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 Reno, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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

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Reno to Sunnyvale bus services, operated by Santa Clara VTA, arrive at El Camino & Pastoria station.

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Reno to Sunnyvale train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Santa Clara Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reno to Sunnyvale is 252 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Reno to Sunnyvale.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reno Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 421+ hotels available in Sunnyvale. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Reno to Reno Airport is to line 12 bus which takes 19 min and costs $2 - $5.

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