Chances are you’ve been thinking about a weekend away. Do you daydream of breathing in fresh air, sampling farm-to-table cuisine or hearing the celebratory sounds of that jackpot you just won? How about experiencing all of those on the same day? Then it sounds like the Biggest Little City is calling your name… and maybe you should heed the call. Don’t stress about getting here. No matter whether you drive, fly or take the train to Reno Tahoe, rest assured your trip couldn’t be easier. And once you’re here, getting around Reno is easy, whether you have your own car, a rental car or are looking for shuttle options.
With daily direct flights from the Bay Area, Southern California, Las Vegas and more, flying to Reno Tahoe International Airport is the perfect way to get your trip started even sooner.
More than 50 airports nationwide offer either nonstop or one-stop flights to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). With one-stop access through 10 major hubs, you can find yourself hiking a mountain trail in the Sierra Nevada foothills or sipping a craft cocktail along the Truckee River just a few hours after you leave home. Learn more about flights to Reno.
There’s something special about a road trip – creating the ideal playlist, finding the perfect stops along the way and of course, you can’t forget the snacks. The scenic San Francisco to Reno drive takes less than half a day and makes for an ideal weekend getaway. You may choose the most direct route along Interstate 80, or opt for a picturesque detour along Highway 50. Both options provide travelers with plenty of photo ops and opportunities for adventure.
The drive from Los Angeles to Reno takes about eight hours and does not disappoint with a myriad of stops to experience delicious food, national parks and other attractions along the way.
Driving from Las Vegas to Reno offers plenty of quirky and memorable pit stops along the way, including ghost towns and unique artwork.
Before heading out on your drive to Reno or Lake Tahoe, it’s always a good idea to check road conditions, especially if you’re making the trip in the winter months. During snowy winters, the highways to Reno may have chain controls or even close for periods of time to keep travelers safe. For current road conditions for driving to Reno, visit Caltrans or NDOT, depending on the direction you’re coming from.
If you’d rather leave the navigating to someone else, Amtrak’s California Zephyr offers one of the most beautiful train rides in North America. The Zephyr runs through Reno and Sacramento, into Emeryville/San Francisco.
If you are headed to the area but don’t have a car, don’t worry! There are plenty of bus and shuttle options to and around Reno, Tahoe and stops in between. Many Reno hotels offer complimentary shuttles from the airport to their properties. If you are looking for shuttle services to Lake Tahoe and Tahoe ski resorts from downtown Reno, there are options available as well.
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