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

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Bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Truckee, Ca 8306 / ...

$39 - $94

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Train  •  7 h 8 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

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

$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

$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

$189 - $535

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from San Rafael to Truckee, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Rafael to Truckee. However, there are services departing from San Rafael and arriving at Truckee, Ca via Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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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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Map of how to get from San Rafael to Truckee.
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  • Distance: 158.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from San Rafael to Truckee via Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca in around 6 h 2 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
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
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
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
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 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 Truckee, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
Every 3 hours
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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