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There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Reno by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 21m

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

$99 - $608

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Train, night bus  •  16h 6m

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

$54 - $109

4 alternative options

Bus Xe Do Hoang Transportation  •  16h 12m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, CA to Sacramento, CA Southern CA-Northern CA
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento to Reno FlixBus

$91 - $100

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  18h 12m

  1. Take the bus from San Ysidro to Sacramento 498 Sacramento / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...

$84 - $112

Train  •  23h 31m

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

$148 - $389

Drive  •  9h 59m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Reno 562.3 miles

$55 - $80

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

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Reno is to fly which costs $95 - $650 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Reno. However, there are services departing from Broadway & 5th Av and arriving at Reno via San Diego, CA, 65Th St & Sky Pkwy and Sacramento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Reno station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Reno Amtrak Station via Los Angeles Union Station and Sacramento Valley Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 31m.

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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 bus which takes 16h 12m and costs $90 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from San Diego to Reno, including transfers.

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San Diego to Reno bus services, operated by Xe Do Hoang Transportation, depart from San Diego, CA station.

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San Diego to Reno train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Reno is to fly which takes 3h 21m and costs $95 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $100 and takes 16h 12m, you could also train, which costs $140 - $390 and takes 23h 31m.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Reno.
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  • Distance: 496.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from San Diego to Reno every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Reno via Miramar College Transit Station, San Diego, CA, Sacramento, CA, 65Th St & Sky Pkwy, 8Th St & Broadway, and Sacramento in around 16h 12m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
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 to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
13h 49m
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 Valley Station to Reno Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
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
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from San Diego, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Sacramento to Reno
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from LA Downtown to Reno
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
flixbus.com
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from San Ysidro to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
12h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
acnautobuses.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 Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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San Diego to Reno bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Reno station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Reno is 562 miles. It takes approximately 9h 59m to drive from San Diego to Reno.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from San Diego Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Reno. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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