There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Black Rock City by bus, train, car or plane

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

Burner Express Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the Burner Express Bus from San Francisco to Black Rock City San Francisco to Black Rock City / ...

$130

Cheapest option

Train, bus, drive  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Reno Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Lovelock, Nv
  3. Drive from Lovelock, Nv to Black Rock City

$80 - $177

4 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Black Rock City 341 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Oakland, Burner Express Bus  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  2. Take the Burner Express Bus from Reno Airport to Black Rock City

Fly from San Francisco, Burner Express Bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  2. Take the Burner Express Bus from Reno Airport to Black Rock City

Caltrain to San Jose, fly, Burner Express Bus  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO
  3. Take the Burner Express Bus from Reno Airport to Black Rock City

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Black Rock City is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Black Rock City is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Black Rock City is 270 miles. The road distance is 341 miles.

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The Burner Express Bus from San Francisco to Black Rock City takes 11 h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco and arriving at Black Rock City. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Black Rock City, NV, USA?

operates a bus from San Francisco to Black Rock City 3 times a day. Tickets cost $130 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
58 min
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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Reno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 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
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Burner Express Bus
Bus from San Francisco to Black Rock City
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
Bus from Reno Airport to Black Rock City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Reno, Nv to Lovelock, Nv
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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