There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Carson City by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to Reno FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from RTC 4th STREET STATION Bay V 4SS to S Stewart Street at Supreme Court Intc

$11 - $23

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Bus via W Oakland BART  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from W Oakland BART to Reno FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Carson City - Carson Nugget, US 395 & Robinson Reno to Vegas

$24 - $37

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Carson City - Carson Nugget, US 395 & Robinson Reno to Vegas

$40 - $79

Train, bus  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Reno Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from RTC 4th STREET STATION Bay V 4SS to N Carson Street and W Winnie Lane Intc

$51 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Carson City 218.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly from San Francisco, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  2. Take the bus from RTC TRANSFER CENTER and Meadowood Mall to Washington Street and W Plaza Street

$140 - $768

Fly from Oakland, bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  2. Take the bus from RTC TRANSFER CENTER and Meadowood Mall to Washington Street and W Plaza Street

$99 - $491

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO

$90 - $443

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Carson City is to bus which costs $11 - $23 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Carson City is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Carson City. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at S Stewart Street at Supreme Court via RTC 4th STREET STATION Bay V 4SS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Carson City is 174 miles. The road distance is 218.8 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Carson City without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 22 min and costs $11 - $23.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from San Francisco to Carson City, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Carson City bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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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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San Francisco to Carson City bus services, operated by RTC, arrive at S Stewart Street at Supreme Court station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Carson City is 219 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from San Francisco to Carson City.

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  • Distance: 173.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Carson City via Reno and RTC 4th STREET STATION Bay V 4SS in around 6 h 22 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
58 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
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station 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
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from W Oakland BART to Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RTC
Website
rtcwashoe.com
Bus from RTC 4th STREET STATION Bay V 4SS to S Stewart Street at Supreme Court
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
rtcwashoe.com
Bus from RTC 4th STREET STATION Bay V 4SS to N Carson Street and W Winnie Lane
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
rtcwashoe.com
Bus from RTC TRANSFER CENTER and Meadowood Mall to Washington Street and W Plaza Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
rtcwashoe.com
Silverado Stages
Phone
(800) 892-7979
Website
silveradostages.com
Bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Carson City - Carson Nugget, US 395 & Robinson
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
silveradomainline.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 Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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

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There are 264+ hotels available in Carson City. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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