There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Carson City by bus, train, car, subway 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  •  5 h 35 min

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

$111 - $115

Cheapest option

Bus  •  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

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Reno Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Sparks, NV to Carson City - Carson Nugget, US 395 & Robinson Reno to Vegas Night / ...

$64 - $135

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Carson City 218.8 miles

$21 - $35

BART to Oakland, fly  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the BART from Powell St. to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO

$99 - $489

Fly from San Francisco  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO

$140 - $766

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 4 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 - $441

Questions & Answers

The cheapest 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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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Carson City is to BART and fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs $95 - $490.

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The distance between San Francisco and Carson City is 278 km. The road distance is 350 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from San Francisco to Carson City, including transfers.

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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 Hot Springs & Retail/Walmart-Carson City via Reno/Tahoe International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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

operates a bus from San Francisco to Carson City once daily. Tickets cost $108 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from San Francisco to Carson City 4 times a day.

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
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Powell St. to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
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 Reno Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
Greyhound USA
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
silveradomainline.com
Bus from Sparks, NV to Carson City - Carson Nugget, US 395 & Robinson
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
silveradomainline.com

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