There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Black Rock City by bus, car, plane 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.

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

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 56 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 4 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  •  12 h 15 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

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.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from San Francisco to Black Rock City without a car is to Burner Express Bus which takes 11 h and costs .

More details

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

More details

San Francisco to Black Rock City bus services, operated by , depart from San Francisco station.

More details

The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

Search flights

San Francisco to Black Rock City bus services, operated by , arrive at Black Rock City station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Black Rock City is 341 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to drive from San Francisco to Black Rock City.

Get driving directions

JetSuiteX and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Reno Airport.

Search flights

The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs .

More details

Map of how to get from San Francisco to Black Rock City.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 270 miles
  • Duration: 11 h

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
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
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
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.