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Reno - Colfax Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Reno to Colfax. Traveling by train from Reno to Colfax usually takes around 3 hours and 12 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance68 mi (109 km)
Fastest train3h 12m
Lowest price$26.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Reno to Colfax

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Michael

January 20, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Good seats. Bathroom is cramped but clean. Midweek trip has many vacant seats. Reno RR station is 2 blocks from The Row with many hotel/eat options. Cons: Better signage for Colfax station; loading is not in a building. Or Wanderu might offer some directions; ...

Pros: Good seats. Bathroom is cramped but clean. Midweek trip has many vacant seats. Reno RR station is 2 blocks from The Row with many hotel/eat options. Cons: Better signage for Colfax station; loading is not in a building. Or Wanderu might offer some directions; ie find the park bench just west of the RR crossing; parking across the street south of the tracks. Tips: See above directions. Almost all Reno hotels have $30 + "resort fees" in addition to the advertised "room rates".

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Which train should you take from Reno to Colfax?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Reno to Colfax. 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 Zephyr13h 12m$32.52
  • Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak California Zephyr

    Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels over 2,400 miles to connect Chicago to the San Francisco area. The full journey takes over 50 hours, so many passengers upgrade to a sleeper cabin for added privacy and comfort. The Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and the sightseer lounge’s panoramic windows offer the best views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Great Salt Lake along the route.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Reno to Colfax 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 Reno to Colfax?

The distance between Reno and Colfax is approximately 68 miles, or 109 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 12 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Reno to Colfax tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Reno at 8:00am and arrives in Colfax around 3 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Reno to Colfax?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Colfax 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 Colfax to Reno.

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 Reno?

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Main departure station: 280 N Center St

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 train stations in Reno:

  • 280 N Center St

Where is the train station in Colfax?

Main arrival station: 99 Railroad St

Colfax has one train station.

All train stations in Colfax:

  • 99 Railroad St

Need a return trip from Colfax to Reno?

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