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There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Nevada City by bus, tram, taxi, subway, train, car or plane

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Bus, tram, taxi, line 1 bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Sacramento, CA
  2. Take the tram from University/65th Street Station to Historic Folsom Station
  3. Take a taxi from Historic Folsom Station to Nevada St at Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St 5
  5. Take the line 1 bus from Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St to Broad St at Union St and Hwy 20-49 Bridge 1

$113 - $161

Cheapest option

BART, train, bus, line 1 bus  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Richmond BART Station Red
  2. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St 5
  4. Take the line 1 bus from Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St to Broad St at Union St and Hwy 20-49 Bridge 1

$39 - $83

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Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Nevada City 147.6 miles

$14 - $21

Fly from San Francisco, bus, drive  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
  3. Drive from Truckee Depot - Arrive to Nevada City

$190 - $815

Fly from Oakland, bus, drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
  3. Drive from Truckee Depot - Arrive to Nevada City

$149 - $538

Caltrain to San Jose, fly, bus, drive  •  6h 21m

  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 bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
  4. Drive from Truckee Depot - Arrive to Nevada City

$140 - $493

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Nevada City is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Nevada City is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 37m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Nevada City is 128 miles. The road distance is 147.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Nevada City without a car is to bus and tram and taxi and line 1 bus which takes 6h 25m and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from San Francisco to Nevada City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Nevada City is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from San Francisco to Nevada City.

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

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There are 41+ hotels available in Nevada City. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Nevada City.
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  • Distance: 128.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 25m

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

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to Nevada City. However, you can take the bus to Sacramento, CA, take the walk to University/65th Street Station, take the tram to Historic Folsom Station, take the taxi to Nevada St at Amtrak Station, take the bus to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St, then take the line 1 bus to Broad St at Union St and Hwy 20-49 Bridge. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from San Francisco to Nevada City via Richmond BART Station, Richmond Amtrak, Auburn Amtrak, Nevada St at Amtrak Station, and Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St in around 7h 24m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Sacramento Regional Transit
Website
sacrt.com
Tram from University/65th Street Station to Historic Folsom Station
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sacrt.com
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bart.gov
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Auburn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
megabus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to University/65th station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Nevada County Gold Country Stage
Phone
530.477.0103
Email
GoldCountryStage@co.nevada.ca.us
Website
goldcountrystage.com
Bus from Nevada St at Amtrak Station to Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
goldcountrystage.com
Bus from Tinloy St Transit Ctr at Bank St to Broad St at Union St and Hwy 20-49 Bridge
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
goldcountrystage.com
North Lake Tahoe Express
Phone
+1 866.216.5222
Website
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Historic Folsom Station to Nevada St at Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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