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Getting In and Around Reno

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Just like the reasons to visit the city, there are several ways to reach Reno. You can arrive the city via air, road or railways. Moreover, every nook and corner of the city is very well connected by the efficient public transport present in the city. You can also easily reach the outskirts of the city via bus or hiring a taxi or renting a car. If you are visiting the city just for one or two days, it is best to travel using public transportation.

Reno Airport

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Arriving Reno by Plane

Located just 6 kilometers from the city, Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the nearest airport to Reno. The airport has two concourses that provide daily departures to all the major cities in the country. Moreover, with several loyalty programs and airline frequent flyers, Reno has partnered with several major airlines including Allegiant Air, Alaska Air, Delta Airline, American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines.

Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) has been recognized as the 5th most efficient airport in the country and is the second largest airport in the state, after Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. Whether you are visiting for leisure or business, RNO will ensure that you have a smooth and easy travel.

Address: Reno-Tahoe International Airport, 2001 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone: 1 (775) 328 6400
Website: http://renoairport.com/

Getting To and From Reno

There are many ways to reach the airport from Downtown Reno and vice versa. Here are some transportation modes available at Reno Tahoe International Airport:

Public Transportation: Located just outside Baggage Claim, a city bus service is operated by RTC Ride that provides easy access between Downtown Reno and the airport. If you have a destination other than downtown, than you can easily change buses at the downtown bus stop. The service is provided from Monday to Friday is on Bus Route 19. For more information on routes and timings, click here.

Additionally, for passengers with disabilities the airport is also serviced by RTC Access, which provides door-to-door transport, on a prescheduled basis, for the people. For more information about the service, please click here.

Shuttles: Passengers can also opt for the paid shuttle service at the airport. Several hotels in Reno offer complimentary airport shuttles to its guests. The stop is located at Door D, north of Baggage Claim. Besides that, there is the paid shuttle service that can be booked before. Here are the companies that provide shuttle service at Reno airport:

Airport Mini Bus
Location: The Mini Bus Counter is located west of the Baggage Claim, inside A and B doors.
Phone: 1 (775) 786 3700
Website: www.bell-limo.com

North Lake Tahoe Express
Location: Situated near Door C
Phone: 1 (866) 216 5222
Website: www.northlaketahoeexpress.com

South Tahoe Airporter
Location: Adjacent to Door D
Phone: 1 (866) 898 2463
Website: www.southtahoeairporter.com

Rental Cars: Renting a car or driving yourself is another feasible option to reach the city of Reno. All the rental car companies have their offices in the Baggage Claim area. Here are the rental car companies at the airport:

Alamo: 1 877 222 9075
Avis: 1 800 230 4898
Budget: 1 800 527 0700
Dollar: 1 800 800 3665
Enterprise: 1 800 261 7331
Hertz: 1 800 654 3131
National: 1 877 222 9058
Payless Car Rental: 1 800 729 5377
Thrifty: 1 800 847 4389

Taxis and Limousines: Uber and Lyft provide easy pick up and drop off service at the airport. Passengers can be dropped anywhere at the front curb of the airport terminal and similarly, they can be picked up at the ground transportation level, near the D doors. Here are the other taxi and limousine service at the airport:

All Star Taxi: 1 (530) 448 2552
Anytime Taxi: 1 (530) 414 4187
Capital Cab: 1 (775) 885 0300    
High Sierra Taxi: 1 (530) 559 8872
Independent Taxi: 1 (530) 546 8687
Lakeshore Taxi: 1 (530) 544 3600
North Shore Tahoe Transport: 1 (530) 546 2779    
Reno-Sparks Cab: 1 (775) 333 3333    
Truckee River Taxi: 1 (530) 386 3935
Whittlesea Checker Taxi: 1 (775) 322 2222
Yellow Cab of Reno: 1 (775) 355 5555
Aladdin Limousine Services: 1 (800) 546 6009
Bell Luxury Limousine: 1 (775) 786 3700
Discover Lake Tahoe: 1 (530) 542 1080
Executive Limousine Service, Inc: 1 (775) 333 3300
La Dolce Vita: 1 (775) 853 7213
North Tahoe Executive Shuttle: 1 (530) 583 7685
North Tahoe Limousine: 1 (775) 832 0100
Reno-Tahoe Limousine: 1 (800) 660 4546
Sierra West Limousine: 1 (775) 588 4500
Sunset Limousine: 1 (866) 455 5515
Tahoe Sierra Transportation: 1 (530) 550 5300

Arriving and Getting Around Reno by Rails and Buses

Amtrak: Another great way to reach the city is via Amtrak’s California Zephyr. It runs daily between Bay Area, Sacramento and the west and Salt Lake, Denver and the east. Several trains from coastal southern California, Northwest and the Central Valley run regularly from Sacramento. For more information about train timings and schedule, click here.

Greyhound Bus Line: The bus terminal for Greyhound Bus Lines is located in downtown Reno. For more information on the prices and timings, click here.

Address: 155 Stevenson St, Reno, NV 89503, United States
Phone: 1 775 322 2970

Silver State Trailways: Another great motorcoach to travel within Southern California and Nevada.

Megabus: The buses for Megabus stop at the Silver Legacy Reno hotel in the city. For more information on bus timings and tickets, click here.

Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC): The public bus transportation in Reno is operated by the RTC, which provided easy access within the city as well as to Carson City. The main bus terminal is located on the 4th street in Downtown Reno and secondary terminals are located at Meadowood Mall and Sparks. For more information, click here.

Arriving and Getting Around Reno via Road

The city of Reno is very well connected by roads. For tourists, planning to drive to and within the city, Sparks and Reno are situated intersection of US 395 and Interstate 80. Moreover, the I-80 offers all-weather access through Donner Summit from northern and central California. The roads in and near Reno offer a beautiful and scenic drive to 11 major western states.

If you are planning to drive, here are a few numbers to keep in mind while traveling:

Nevada Department of Transportation
Phone: 1 877 687 6237
Website: http://safetravelusa.com/nv/

California Department of Transportation
Phone: 1 800 427 ROAD
Website: www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/

Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)
Phone: 1 775 348 7433
Website: www.rtcwashoe.com

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