Reno Transportation

Reno TransportationReno, Nevada is served by the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, which is located only 5 miles from downtown Reno. Seven different airlines operate out of the airport. There are eight car rental companies with vehicles located just outside of the baggage claim in the parking lot (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty). Advantage rental cars are also available off airport, and a complimentary shuttle is offered to their location. Taxi and limousine service is available, with only a 10 minute ride to all major hotels in the area due to the airport's convenient location. Paid shuttle service is also available at the airport, and many hotels run complimentary shuttles which pick up along the curb outside of the D doors (north of baggage claim). Bus service is provided between the airport and downtown Reno by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC). The bus schedule is posted in baggage claim next to the Regional Information Booth and at the bus stop (located at the north end of the center curb outside of baggage claim).

Reno can also be accessed using rail service. AMTRAK provides daily passenger service to Reno with the California Zephyr train. This train arrives from the Bay Area and Sacramento in the west, and from Salt Lake City and Denver in the East. The Reno AMTRAK station is conveniently located in the heart of downtown at the corner of East Commercial Row and Center Street.

The RTC is Reno's public transportation provider, and the agency operates RTC Ride, RTC Intercity, RTC Access and RTC Sierra Spirit. RTC Ride is RTC's public transit bus system, which provides a fleet of 70 buses on 26 routes throughout Reno. There are nearly 1,200 bus stops in the service area. The fare options include single day, 24-hour, 10-ride, 7-day and 31-day passes. RTC Intercity provides commuter bus service between Reno and Carson City from Monday through Friday. Riders may purchase either a one way cash fare or a 10-ride RTC Intercity pass. RTC Access is a paratransit service that operates on demand for individuals who meet the criteria of the Americans with Disabilities Act. RTC Sierra Spirit is a free bus service that operates from the University of Nevada to Reno and back. The service normally operates from 7 AM to 7 PM daily, but is often extended for special events.

Reno is situated at the junction of Interstates 80 and 580, and is well connected by highway to northern California and Salt Lake City.