The cheapest times to fly from RNO to SBP are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 30th to December 16th (except the weeks of August 13th and November 19th)

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 RNO to SBP is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $586 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $279 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to San Luis Obispo

Flying from Reno, NV (RNO) to San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) will usually cost between $283 to $540 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $283. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $490. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $207 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $368 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RNO to SBP flight.

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

RNO to SBP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RNO to SBP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Reno. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.77, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $92 (21%) 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 $337. Return trip prices are from the SBP to RNO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RNO to SBP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from RNO to SBP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 32.07% less expensive than SBP
  • 1-layover flights available

See RNO to BUR flights

Destination alternative #2: Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in Monterey, CA

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 5.16% less expensive than SBP
  • 1-layover flights available

See RNO to MRY flights

Destination alternative #3: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 2.85% less expensive than SBP
  • 1-layover flights available

See RNO to SBA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Luis County Regional Airport to Reno/Tahoe International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 298 miles or 480 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RNO to SBP flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from RNO to SBP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RNO
Origination airport name Reno/Tahoe International Airport
City Reno, NV
Country the United States
Latitude 39.5
Longitude -119.8

Return Airport

Destination code SBP
Destination airport name San Luis County Regional Airport
City San Luis Obispo, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -120.6


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