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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from San Francisco to Reno. Traveling by bus from San Francisco to Reno usually takes around 4 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance186 mi (299 km)
Shortest duration4h 40m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Francisco to Reno

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Linda

February 23, 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The 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 ones. Tips: Yes take to the lake trip to Reno because you get there so quick for...

Pros: The 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 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 phone.

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

The average price for a bus ticket to Reno is $16.88, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Francisco to Reno in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $22 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $21.68 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Francisco to Reno?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from San Francisco to Reno. FlixBus US is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US14h 45m$21.46
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 1 trips per day from San Francisco to Reno, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Francisco to Reno during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from San Francisco to Reno?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 186 miles from San Francisco to Reno. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 40 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

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

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

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 3:00pm 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 bus schedules are there most days?

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 $45.00.

City Information

San Francisco

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Located in the heart of Northern California's Bay Area, San Francisco is a geographically small but culturally huge city known for its historic cable cars, active waterfront, and the eclectic mix of hippies and techies who call it home. While it might be one of the most expensive U.S. cities to live in, San Fran can actually be very cheap to visit, and there is no shortage of unique sights to see.

If the city's omnipresent fog (nicknamed "Karl the Fog" by locals) takes a break, the best views and Instagram photo ops of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge are found in Golden Gate Park. Stroll through the oldest Chinatown in North America to find the perfect dim sum, or if you and your boo prefer a little Full House moment, try a romantic picnic at Alamo Square Park in front of the Victorian "Painted Ladies." After all, San Francisco is one of the best vacation destinations for couples.

Since the city is condensed onto a small peninsula, exploring by bike is an efficient and scenic way to get around. When you’re ready to travel beyond city limits, San Francisco is a convenient hub for trips throughout Northern California. It's actually the first stop on Wanderu's West Coast Wine Tour, with the next stop, obviously, in Napa Valley. Whether traveling by bus, train, or through either of the two nearby airports, San Francisco is a can't-miss destination.

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 Francisco?

Main departure station: Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

Most buses depart from the main station in San Francisco.

All bus stations in San Francisco:

  • Caltrain Station - 5th & Townsend St

Where does the bus arrive in Reno?

Main arrival station: Silver Legacy Bus Stop - W 5th St

All buses from San Francisco arrive at one main station in Reno.

All bus stations in Reno:

  • Silver Legacy Bus Stop - W 5th St

Need a return trip from Reno to San Francisco?

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