You can get anywhere
It's very easy to get anywhere you want to go from Downtown Reno. The bus station is located right in the heart of downtown. I needed to get to the Peppermill on South Virginia street from Circus Circus on North Sierra Street. All I did was walk a few blocks to the bus station and caught a #1 bus straight to the Peppermill. It was about a 15 to 20 minute ride. The fare at $1.75 for adults which isn't bad and the bus was comfortable. There is also a yellow bus, the name escapes me which is free if you want to shuttle around the downtown casinos. I never did that, I always walked but I though that was pretty cool for the elderly people up there.
I also took a taxi coming back because it was late at night. The fare was a bit steep for about a 10 minute ride at $10.00 but it's worth it in the late evening hours.
- Family Travel
Cars or buses
In Chinatown and other locations, I have heard that you can hop on a bus in San Francisco on Friday after work to head to Reno and come back on Sunday in time for work on Sunday. Certainly do encourage weekend gambling addiction here - work hard in San Francisco for a chance of jack pot in Reno over the weekend.
We regularly drive from San Francisco to Reno the fast moving interstate I-80. Driving back on Sunday night can be challenging if you are tired as the traffic is heavy and it is fast downhill. So get plenty of rest if you are driving, if not take the bus instead of drive.
Another fun way is to use Highway 50 and stopover in Lake Tahoe. The view during the winter is incredible with tall pines and heavy white snow all around the blue lake and along the highway.
Have bike will travel...
Make sure you bring a bicycle to Burning Man. It is the only way to get around. There are a couple of camps that volunteer doing bike repairs, but it is a good ideas to travel with a spare tire tube and chain just in case. Burningman is big and it makes all the difference by being able to hop on your bike and GO!
Scattered around the downtown area are now signs that tell you where things are located that may be of interest to a tourist. These signs list Museums and such and their distance from that point. On the back of the signs is a city street map pinpointing where you are. I thought that theae were very handy to come across and I halfway know my way around town!
- Budget Travel
- Casino and Gambling
- Road Trip
Traveling in Reno
Car rental is a MUST. Reno is not a place to stay unless you want to just gamble in the casinos. Our enjoyment was obtained by traveling outside the city limits. We took a short trip through the Dohner Pass and drove to Tahoo (less than an hour away) The views were absolutely breathtaking. We made a short stop in Truckie CA along the way. Great rest stop.
- Road Trip
- Casino and Gambling
I travel from England via ...
I travel from England via Schipol Airport to San Francisco, and get an internal flight from there.
I have found that KLM have the best fares, try to book about 8 or 9 months in advance to get the best 'V Class' fares (a V Class return last May cost just 230 pounds sterling!) needless to say I just missed that fare, and got a Q Class for 330! still a bargain when you think of the diatance! Theres a shuttle service from SFO to Reno, so you could really just turn up and take a chance on the next flight.. One really cool thing...on the Northwest Airlines shuttle, you can listen in to the pilot and control towers through headphones, all through the flight.
plane. or if coming from...
plane. or if coming from California, auto.
Cab though expensive. If you stay downtown, you can walk everywhere. Pepermill and Atlantis So of downtown but they have shuttle busses to take you downtown.
I recommend flying into Reno. ...
I recommend flying into Reno. Coming into Reno at dusk is the best view you can find. (make sure to have a window seat.) The lights of Reno are beautiful.
While in Reno, I found the tour busses and trips to be the most informative transportation. Most narrate as you travel to and from the sites, giving you a more 'in-depth' understanding.
For a classic experience, you...
For a classic experience, you can't beat travel from the San Francisco Bay Area to Reno and back by Private Railroad Passenger Car! You'll experience the best of vintage rail travel just like the rich and famous. All of your needs aboard are met by uniformed staff in the traditions of the famed Pullman Company. Enjoy a classic cocktail as the miles roll by or enjoy a sit-down meal served on vintage china and linen in railroad tradition. Surprisingly affordable, a group of 16 can travel in this elegant style. Travel to Reno one day, spend the evening enjoying Nevada style entertainment and travel back to the Bay Area the next day. Check out the web page for more info!
Reno's Citifare bus system runs 24 hours a day for only $1.25 a ride. Taxi's are also plentiful. Most of downtown Reno is in easy walking distance from all of the major hotels!
Downtown Reno is quite small, and reasonably safe even late at night. So just park the car for the duration of your stay and walk. It's a good walking city.
- Hiking and Walking
You can fly into the local...
You can fly into the local airport, or drive, or take a bus, or ride a motorcycle.
Reno has a good bus system and taxi services, most of the hotels have shuttles to the airport and major attractions