There are 6 ways to get from San Rafael to Truckee by bus, train, car 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

Bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from El Cerrito Del Norte BART to Main Street and Lotz Way 90
  2. Take the bus from Suisun City to Truckee, Ca 8306 / ...

$28 - $61

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 6 min

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

$45 - $106

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from San Rafael to Truckee 184.2 miles

$18 - $26

Marin Airporter to San Francisco, fly, bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the Marin Airporter from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot

$199 - $820

Fly from Oakland, bus  •  4 h 20 min

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

$168 - $553

Marin Airporter to San Jose, fly, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the Marin Airporter from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot

$189 - $535

What companies run services between San Rafael, CA, USA and Truckee, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from San Rafael to Truckee via El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, El Cerrito Del Norte BART, Main Street and Lotz Way, and Suisun City in around 6 h 16 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Rafael to Truckee once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 16 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 Truckee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
Bus operators
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from El Cerrito Del Norte BART to Main Street and Lotz Way
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Suisun City to Truckee, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Marin Airporter
Website
marinairporter.com
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $21
Schedules at
marinairporter.com
North Lake Tahoe Express
Phone
+1 866.216.5222
Website
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Rafael to Truckee?

The distance between San Rafael and Truckee is 253 km. The road distance is 295 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Rafael to Truckee?

The cheapest way to get from San Rafael to Truckee is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Rafael to Truckee?

The quickest way to get from San Rafael to Truckee is to drive which takes 3 h 10 min and costs $18 - $26.

Is there a direct bus between San Rafael and Truckee?

No, there is no direct bus from San Rafael to Truckee. However, there are services departing from San Rafael Transit Center Platform B and arriving at Truckee, Ca via El Cerrito Del Norte BART and Suisun City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 16 min.

How long does it take to get from San Rafael to Truckee?

It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from San Rafael to Truckee, including transfers.