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There are 7 ways to get from San Rafael to Truckee by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Sourcedadventures  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Safeway @ Marina to Squaw Valley, CA Squaw Valley / ...

$45 - $47

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Truckee, Ca 8310 / ...

$29 - $67

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 1 min

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

$45 - $109

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from San Rafael to Truckee 184.2 miles

$18 - $26

Fly from Oakland, bus  •  4 h 5 min

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

$168 - $553

Marin Airporter to San Francisco, fly, bus  •  4 h 51 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 - Arrive

$199 - $820

Marin Airporter to San Jose, fly, bus  •  6 h 30 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 - Arrive

$189 - $535

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from San Rafael to Truckee. However, there are services departing from San Rafael Transit Center and arriving at Truckee Depot - Arrive via Safeway @ Marina and Squaw Parking Lot at Village. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 52 min.

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The distance between San Rafael and Truckee is 158 miles. The road distance is 184.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Rafael to Truckee without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $44 - $47.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from San Rafael to Truckee, including transfers.

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San Rafael to Truckee bus services, operated by , depart from Safeway @ Marina station.

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The best way to get from San Rafael to Truckee is to bus which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $44 - $47. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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San Rafael to Truckee bus services, operated by , arrive at Squaw Valley, CA station.

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Map of how to get from San Rafael to Truckee.
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  • Distance: 158.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

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

operates a bus from San Rafael to Truckee twice daily. Tickets cost $38 and the journey takes 4 h. 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
53 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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak Station
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
bus
Bus from Safeway @ Marina to Squaw Valley, CA
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
sourcedadventures.com
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 Truckee, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
North Lake Tahoe Express
Phone
+1 866.216.5222
Website
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Truckee Depot - Arrive
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.com
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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Rafael to Truckee is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from San Rafael to Truckee.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Oakland Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 1042+ hotels available in Truckee. Prices start at $134 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Rafael to Oakland Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs $34.

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