There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Reno by plane, train, bus, night 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  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Reno (RNO) SAN - RNO

$99 - $608

Cheapest option

Train, night bus  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the night bus from LA Downtown to Reno FlixBus

$51 - $109

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Anaheim Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim to Reno FlixBus

$52 - $103

Train  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Reno Amtrak

$148 - $389

Bus  •  25 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA
  3. Take the bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson

$108 - $344

Drive  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Reno 562.3 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Reno is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 9 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Reno is to fly which costs $95 - $650 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Reno. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson via Artic, Disneyland Employee's Entrance, Fullerton, CA - Park and Ride, The Village / Canyon Blvd and Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Reno. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Reno Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and Sacramento Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 35 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Reno is 496 miles. The road distance is 562.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Reno without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 30 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from San Diego to Reno, including transfers.

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San Diego to Reno bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Reno.
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  • Distance: 496.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

Southwest Airlines flies from San Diego to Reno every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Reno via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and Sacramento Amtrak in around 23 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Anaheim Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Reno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Once 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
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to Reno
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from LA Downtown to Reno
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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.

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 San Diego, Ca to Anaheim, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Mammoth Luxury Express Bus
Website
mammothexpressbus.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA - Park and Ride to Mammoth Mountain, CA
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Schedules at
mammothexpressbus.com
ESTA
Phone
+1 760-872-1901
Email
info@estransit.com
Website
estransit.com
Bus from Stop 25-Vons Parking Lot to Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
estransit.com

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