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Journey Information

San Francisco to Reno bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$16.03
Fastest time6h 35m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Francisco to Reno right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco to Reno?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.03 was the low point for bus fares from San Francisco to Reno. Buses from Reno to San Francisco are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $16.03 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 22 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $26.44 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 186 miles (299 kilometers) from San Francisco, CA to Reno, NV. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Reno. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Francisco?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Francisco to Reno. It leaves the station in San Francisco at 8:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from San Francisco to Reno. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Francisco to Reno; ticket prices start at $60.09.

What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Reno?

There is one bus company that operates from San Francisco to Reno. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound16h 36m$27.30

Where does the bus leave from in San Francisco?

Most buses depart from the main station in San Francisco, California:

  • Salesforce Plaza

Where does the bus arrive in Reno?

All buses from San Francisco arrive at one main station in Reno, Nevada:

  • 280 N Center St

Price trends for buses from San Francisco to Reno

Average prices by travel date

$40$27$13JanJan

Monthly average prices

$67$53$40$27$13FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$67$53$40$27$133020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Francisco, CA to Reno, NV
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Linda
5.0
February 23, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The drive was a very good driver we made it there 30 minutes early very quick and tripThe drive was a very good driver we made it there 30 minutes early very quick and trip
Cons
Complementary snacks in water soda juice Bilton headphones in to the seats or disposable onesComplementary snacks in water soda juice Bilton headphones in to the seats or disposable ones
Tips
Yes take to the lake trip to Reno because you get there so quick for you know you’re there and it’s express and always carry weather and snacks with you in something to read or play with like your phoneYes take to the lake trip to Reno because you get there so quick for you know you’re there and it’s express and always carry weather and snacks with you in something to read or play with like your phone

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