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Sacramento - Reno Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Sacramento to Reno. Traveling by bus from Sacramento to Reno usually takes around 3 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance111 mi (179 km)
Shortest duration2h 10m
Cheapest price$11.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Sacramento to Reno

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Joe

January 3, 2023- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: I slept the whole time. Cons: Tv. Tips: Bring iPad.

5.0

Nicolle

July 12, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: The bathroom needs some love. If there is any way to come up with a way to FULLY sanitize and use air fresheners the over all experience would be better. Cons: Bathroom facilities. Tips: Dont use the bathroom on the bus!

How much is a bus ticket from Sacramento to Reno?

Bus tickets for a trip from Sacramento to Reno cost $22.84 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Sacramento to Reno are expected to cost between $23 and $29 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Reno within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $23. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Sacramento to Reno is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $13. If you're planning to take the bus from Sacramento to Reno during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $18. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 18 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $13.89 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to Reno?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Sacramento to Reno that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US22h 20m$24.30
Greyhound23h 30m$26.02
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Sacramento to Reno, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 2 bus trips from Sacramento to Reno every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Reno usually start from $16.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 111 miles from Sacramento to Reno. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 10 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Sacramento to Reno for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sacramento to Reno, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Sacramento to Reno every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Sacramento to Reno without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Sacramento to Reno; ticket prices start at $48.00.

City Information

Sacramento

As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

Reno

Dazzling with neon lights and bustling through the night, Reno is a great destination for those seeking top-class entertainment. Though considerably outshined by Las Vegas, Reno still brings unique attractions to the table. Among the most notable destinations for non-gamblers is an independent art scene down at Riverwalk, where indie galleries as well as restaurants abound. Fans of the great outdoors should not miss out on nearby Lake Tahoe, which stands among the most beautiful vacation destinations in the country.

At its core, Reno is still a city for gamblers, and it certainly does not disappoint. Slot machines, table games and cabaret shows are available at the local casinos, ready to tempt risk-takers who wish to court Lady Luck.

Right in the heart of downtown Reno, you will find the Reno Amtrak station from where you can take a train to Northern California and beyond. The local Reno-Tahoe International Airport is located outside of the city and it provides quick access to international flight routes. The main bus stop that serves Reno is also located at the airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sacramento?

Main departure station: 420 Richards Blvd

Buses to Reno leave from 3 stations in Sacramento.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 420 Richards Blvd

  • 961 2nd St

  • 2928 K Street (b/w 29th St & 30th St)

Where does the bus arrive in Reno?

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Main arrival station: Reno Amtrak Train Station

The Amtrak Station in Reno is one of the main travel hubs in the city and opened in 1868. Located on North Center St, the station is surrounded by the casinos, restaurants, and hotels which put Reno on the map. Due to its downtown location, the station waiting area and the train tracks are actually placed below ground level. The California Zephyr train line passes through this station on its route from Chicago to Emeryville as well as Amtrak Thruway buses which connect to Sacramento.

All bus stations in Reno:

  • Reno Amtrak Train Station

  • Silver Legacy Bus Stop - W 5th St

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