There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Reno by bus, subway, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV Black Rock City to San Francisco / ...

$15 - $110

6 alternative options

BART, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre
  2. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Reno Amtrak

Train  •  8 h 14 min

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

$49 - $115

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Reno 219.7 miles

$21 - $35

BART to Oakland, fly  •  3 h 9 min

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

$97 - $486

Fly from San Francisco  •  3 h 15 min

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

$138 - $763

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  4 h 14 min

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

$88 - $438

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Reno is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Reno is to BART and fly which costs $95 - $490 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Reno is 187 miles. The road distance is 219.7 miles.

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The bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV takes 4 h 50 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St and arriving at Reno, NV. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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

Megabus operates a bus from San Francisco to Reno twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Reno once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 34 min.

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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
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
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Powell St. to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Book at
us.megabus.com
bus
Bus from San Francisco to Reno Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$107
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
Greyhound USA
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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 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
fasttransit.org

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