There are 8 ways to get from Santa Clara to Reno by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from San Jose  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO

$79 - $427

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose to Reno FlixBus

$12 - $22

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Train to Oakland, fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO

$117 - $524

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly  •  4 h 12 min

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

$140 - $767

Train, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Roseville Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the bus from Roseville to Reno, Nv 8306 / ...

$53 - $121

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6844 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Reno, Nv 8308 / ...

$39 - $91

Train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the train from Martinez Amtrak to Reno Amtrak California Zephyr

$67 - $165

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Santa Clara to Reno 249.9 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Clara to Reno is to bus which costs $12 - $22 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Clara to Reno is to fly which costs $75 - $430 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Clara to Reno. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Jefferson and arriving at Reno via San Jose. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Clara to Reno. However, there are services departing from Santa Clara Amtrak and arriving at Reno Amtrak via Martinez Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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The distance between Santa Clara and Reno is 191 miles. The road distance is 249.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Reno without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $50 - $130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Santa Clara to Reno, including transfers.

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Santa Clara to Reno bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Jose station.

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Santa Clara to Reno train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Clara Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to Reno is to fly which takes 2 h 49 min and costs $75 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $22 and takes 7 h 46 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Santa Clara to Reno.
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  • Distance: 190.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between Santa Clara, CA, USA and Reno, NV, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Santa Clara to Reno 4 times a day. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Santa Clara to Reno once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $20 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Roseville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Martinez Amtrak to Reno Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Bus operators
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 Roseville to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Santa Clara to Reno bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Reno station.

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Santa Clara to Reno train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Reno Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Clara to Reno is 250 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Santa Clara to Reno.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Reno. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Clara to San Jose Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 10 min and costs $2.

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