Trains from Reno to Elko
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There is one daily train from Reno to Elko. Traveling by train from Reno to Elko usually takes around 5 hours and 25 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||232 mi (373 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 25m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak California Zephyr|
What is the price of a train ticket from Reno to Elko?
In the last month, $56.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Reno to Elko. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $52.00 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Reno to Elko by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $34 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Reno to Elko in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $83 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Elko from Reno will be about $52.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Reno to Elko?
Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Reno to Elko. 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak California Zephyr||1||5h 25m||$73.58|
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 Elko 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.
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 train 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 train journey from Reno to Elko?
The distance between Reno and Elko is approximately 232 miles, or 373 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 25 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 from Reno to Elko are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Reno at 4:00pm and arrives in Elko around 5 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Reno to Elko?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Elko 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 Elko to 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.
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 Elko?
Main arrival station: 1300 Water St (Train 5), 1301 Sharps Access Rd (Train 6)
Elko has one train station.
All train stations in Elko:
1300 Water St (Train 5), 1301 Sharps Access Rd (Train 6)
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