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Reno-San Jose Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Reno to San Jose bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$15.82
Fastest time13h 30m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Reno to San Jose 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 Reno to San Jose?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $17.79 was the low point for bus fares from Reno to San Jose. Buses from San Jose to Reno are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $17.79 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 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $21.09 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 31 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 188 miles (303 kilometers) from Reno, NV to San Jose, CA. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 30 minutes. 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 San Jose. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Reno?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Reno to San Jose, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Reno to San Jose. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Reno to San Jose; ticket prices start at $79.08.

What bus companies travel from Reno to San Jose?

There is one bus company that operates from Reno to San Jose. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound21d 7h 17m$25.28

Where does the bus leave from in Reno?

Reno, Nevada has two bus stations with service to San Jose, California:

  • 280 N Center St

Where does the bus arrive in San Jose?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in San Jose, California:

  • 1701 Airport Blvd
  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Price trends for buses from Reno to San Jose

Monthly average prices

$66$53$40$26$13ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$33$26$20$13$73020100

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