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Reno - Truckee Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Reno to Truckee. Traveling by bus from Reno to Truckee usually takes around 47 minutes, but the fastest Salt Lake Express bus can make the trip in 25 minutes.

Distance24 mi (39 km)
Shortest duration0h 25m
Cheapest price$11.49
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Reno to Truckee?

Bus tickets for a trip from Reno to Truckee cost $11.68 on average. This is an excellent value for the 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


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Reno to Truckee is expected to be between $12 and $14. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is April 11, 2024, when tickets are available for April 11, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $12.

Monthly avg. prices

Bus tickets from Reno to Truckee are usually around $11 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 24 days in advance to save $0.55 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Reno to Truckee?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Reno to Truckee 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
Greyhound20h 48m$11.76
Salt Lake Express20h 33m$25.52
  • 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 Reno to Truckee every day, with the average journey taking around 0 hours and 48 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Truckee usually start from $11.

  • Book Salt Lake Express from Reno to Truckee from $24. There are 2 trips per day offered by Salt Lake Express from Reno to Truckee and you can expect on average to pay for a Salt Lake Express ticket to Truckee. In Reno, Salt Lake Express departs to Truckee from Reno-Tahoe International Airport and one other station. In Truckee, Salt Lake Express arrives at 10065 Donner Pass Rd .

    An average trip on Salt Lake Express from Reno to Truckee takes 0 hours and 33 minutes , while the fastest available Salt Lake Express trip will get you to Truckee in 0 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Salt Lake Express offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Truckee.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 47 minutes to cover the 24 miles from Reno to Truckee. However, the fastest bus only takes 25 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Truckee at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Reno to Truckee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Reno to Truckee 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 Reno to Truckee without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Reno to Truckee; ticket prices start at $14.00.

City Information


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 Reno?

280 N Center St  - RNOAMT-0

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Main departure 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 Casino

  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Truckee?

Main arrival station: 10065 Donner Pass Rd

All buses from Reno arrive at one main station in Truckee.

All bus stations in Truckee:

  • 10065 Donner Pass Rd

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