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Trains from Truckee to Reno

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Truckee - Reno Train Schedule

Train
$14.00
2:38 PM
10065 Donner Pass Rd
3:56 PM
280 N Center St
USCZR
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0 transfers
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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Truckee to Reno. Traveling by train from Truckee to Reno usually takes around one hour and 18 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance24 mi (39 km)
Fastest train1h 18m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Truckee, CA to Reno, NV

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Lisa

December 29, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Very comfy, spacious and great views ! Cons: Opening the bar and food upon departure.

Pros: Very comfy, spacious and great views ! Cons: Opening the bar and food upon departure.

4.0

Michael

June 27, 2019- Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The comfortable experience. Cons: Be on time. Tips: Be prepared for delayed departure.

Pros: The comfortable experience. Cons: Be on time. Tips: Be prepared for delayed departure.

What is the price of a train ticket from Truckee to Reno?

In the last month, $11.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Truckee, CA to Reno, NV. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Truckee to Reno by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $12 whenever you decide to board the train to Reno.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Truckee to Reno remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Truckee to Reno?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Truckee, California to Reno, Nevada. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr11h 18m$12.64

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Truckee to Reno during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 train journey from Truckee to Reno?

The distance between Truckee and Reno is approximately 24 miles, or 39 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 18 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Truckee to Reno are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Truckee at 2:00pm and arrives in Reno about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Truckee to Reno?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Reno with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Reno to Truckee. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Truckee to Reno for $17.00.

City Information

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 is the train station in Truckee?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Truckee.

Where is the train station in Reno?

280 N Center St  - RNOAMT-0

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Arrival stations

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.

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