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The cheapest times to fly from SFO to RNO are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 30th to February 25th (except the weeks of August 20th, November 19th, December 17th, and December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SFO to RNO is late October. Prices can be as high as $804 for Friday flights during mid May, or as low as $212 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Reno

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Reno, NV (RNO) will usually cost between $237 to $378 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $253. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $462. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $209 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $310 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to RNO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to RNO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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SFO to RNO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to RNO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $59 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $278. Return trip prices are from the RNO to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to RNO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from SFO to RNO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from RNO
  • Usually 15.81% less expensive than RNO
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to SMF flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO to RNO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 192 miles or 309 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SFO to RNO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to RNO flight is about 1 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Reno, NV?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from SFO to RNO.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSFO
Origination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.6
Longitude-122.4

Return Airport

Destination codeRNO
Destination airport nameReno/Tahoe International Airport
CityReno, NV
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.5
Longitude-119.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SFO to RNO tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RNO heading for SFO about 9 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Reno, NV is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 4 minutes late
  • United: 14 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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