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San Diego - Reno Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from San Diego to Reno. Traveling by bus from San Diego to Reno usually takes around 22 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 17 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance493 mi (794 km)
Shortest duration17h 30m
Cheapest price$45.97
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

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

Bus tickets for a trip from San Diego to Reno cost $75.92 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

$120$80$40JulJul

Bus tickets from San Diego to Reno are expected to cost between $64 and $116 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 $64. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

$150$120$90$60$30ASONDJFMAMJJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from San Diego to Reno, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $105. However, taking the bus from San Diego to Reno during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $149. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$225$180$135$90$453020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 17 days in advance to save $121.07 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Diego to Reno?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from San Diego to Reno that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US41d 1h 10m$94.93
Greyhound320h 7m$98.04
  • 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 4 trips per day from San Diego 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 3 bus trips from San Diego to Reno every day, with the average journey taking around 20 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Reno usually start from $46.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 22 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 493 miles from San Diego to Reno. However, the fastest bus only takes 17 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

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

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from San Diego to Reno every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from San Diego to Reno; ticket prices start at $113.00.

City Information

San Diego

San Diego is known as "America's Finest City" for its sunny weather, white-sand beaches, and dazzling attractions from Belmont Park to SeaWorld. San Diego's 70 miles of pristine beaches include such gems as Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Cove, and Coronado Beach. The city's strong surfing culture may even inspire you to rent a surfboard and catch the epic waves, bro.

Visitors can spend days getting lost in Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre cultural hub which features 16 museums, immaculate gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The historic heart of the city, Old Town, showcases San Diego's heritage and ties to Mexican culture, while other sights like the USS Midway pay tribute to the city's military and maritime history. Leave time for some evening exploring, too! San Diego is rated the #1 best city for craft beer in America, so don't miss out on the bars in the Gaslamp Quarter: 16 walkable blocks packed with nightlife and young crowds.

Two airports, as well as many bus and train options, mean it is easy to get to San Diego from afar or from nearby cities like Tijuana, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

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 San Diego?

Main departure station: 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

Buses to Reno leave from 5 stations in San Diego.

All bus stations in San Diego:

  • 2728 Congress St (Old Town SD)

  • San Diego Greyhound Bus Stop

  • San Ysidro Transit Center

  • La Jolla - UC San Diego

  • 789 W Harbor Dr - Seaport Village

Where does the bus arrive in Reno?

280 N Center St  - RNOAMT-0

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280 N Center St  - RNOAMT-1

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280 N Center St  - RNOAMT-2

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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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