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Trains from Reno to Truckee

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Reno - Truckee Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

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

Distance24 mi (39 km)
Fastest train1h 1m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $11.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Reno to Truckee. 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 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $11.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Reno to Truckee 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 $13 whenever you decide to board the train to Truckee.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Reno to Truckee 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 Reno to Truckee?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Reno to Truckee. 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 1m$14.05
  • 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 Truckee 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 Truckee?

The distance between Reno and Truckee is approximately 24 miles, or 39 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, 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 Reno to Truckee are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 Reno at 8:00am and arrives in Truckee about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Reno to Truckee?

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

280 N Center St  - RNOAMT-0

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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 Truckee?

Main arrival station: 10065 Donner Pass Rd

Truckee has one train station.

All train stations in Truckee:

  • 10065 Donner Pass Rd

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