There are 4 ways to get from San Francisco to Elko by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Elko (EKO) OAK - EKO

$159 - $772

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Bus  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Elko, Nv 1314

$57 - $143

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Train  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Elko Amtrak California Zephyr

$84 - $225

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Elko 510.4 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Elko is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Elko is to fly which costs $150 - $800 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Elko. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Elko, Nv via Reno, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 32 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Elko is 416 miles. The road distance is 510.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Elko without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 32 min and costs $55 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from San Francisco to Elko, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Elko bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Elko is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs $150 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 11 h 32 min, you could also train, which costs $80 - $230 and takes 13 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Oakland Airport to Elko Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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San Francisco to Elko bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Elko, Nv station.

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  • Distance: 416.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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

Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from San Francisco to Elko 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Elko via Reno, Nv in around 11 h 32 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Elko via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Elko Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$340 - $470
Bus operators
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.

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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
Bus from Reno, Nv to Elko, Nv
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Elko is 510 miles. It takes approximately 8 h to drive from San Francisco to Elko.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Oakland Airport to Elko Airport.

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Book your San Francisco to Elko bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Elko. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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