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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City by plane, bus, car, subway or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from San Francisco, bus, drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
  3. Drive from Truckee Depot - Arrive to Nevada City

$185 - $765

Cheapest option

BART, train, bus, line 1 bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
  2. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Richmond BART Station Red
  3. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Auburn Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St 5
  5. Take the line 1 bus from Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St to Broad St at Union St and Hwy 20-49 Bridge 1

$44 - $92

5 alternative options

Fly from San Jose, bus, drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
  3. Drive from Truckee Depot - Arrive to Nevada City

$174 - $522

Fly from Oakland, bus, drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
  3. Drive from Truckee Depot - Arrive to Nevada City

$155 - $548

BART, bus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
  2. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak

Line 292 bus, bus, train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 292 bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 1st St 292 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Roseville
  3. Take the train from Roseville Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St 5

$45 - $86

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City 159 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Nevada City is 137 miles. The road distance is 159 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City without a car is to BART and train and bus and line 1 bus which takes 7 h 55 min and costs $40 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City is 159 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Nevada City. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to San Jose Airport is to shuttle which takes 45 min and costs $45.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City.
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  • Distance: 136.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Nevada City, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Nevada City. However, you can fly to Reno, take the walk to Reno Tahoe International Airport, take the bus to Truckee Depot - Arrive, then take the drive to Nevada City. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to San Jose International Airport, take the walk to San Jose airport, fly to Reno, take the walk to Reno Tahoe International Airport, take the bus to Truckee Depot - Arrive, then take the drive to Nevada City.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
bart.gov
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 Richmond Transit Station to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Roseville Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
Bus operators
North Lake Tahoe Express
Phone
+1 866.216.5222
Website
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Nevada County Gold Country Stage
Phone
530.477.0103
Email
GoldCountryStage@co.nevada.ca.us
Website
goldcountrystage.com
Bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
goldcountrystage.com
Bus from Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St to Broad St at Union St and Hwy 20-49 Bridge
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
goldcountrystage.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.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 Francisco, Ca to Roseville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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