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

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

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV 8300

$15 - $65

6 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...

$35 - $84

Train  •  8 h 16 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

Fly from San Francisco  •  3 h 12 min

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

$138 - $763

BART to Oakland, fly  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO

$97 - $486

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  4 h 9 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

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 20 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 3 hours. 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
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
56 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 Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
26 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Book at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Reno?

The distance between San Francisco and Reno is 299 km. The road distance is 351 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Reno?

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

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Reno?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Reno is to BART and fly which takes 3 h 12 min and costs $95 - $490.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Reno?

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 20 min.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Reno?

The bus from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St to Reno, NV takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs every three hours.