The cheapest times to fly from SLC to RNO are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to July 15th (except the weeks of June 18th and July 2nd)
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 SLC to RNO is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $356 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $159 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Reno

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Reno, NV (RNO) will usually cost between $176 to $279 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $192. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $259. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $67 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $224 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to RNO flight.

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

SLC to RNO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to RNO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $67 (27%) 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 $185. Return trip prices are from the RNO to SLC 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 SLC 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 44 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 SLC to RNO while comparing.

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

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from RNO
  • Usually 0.22% less expensive than RNO
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to SMF flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SLC 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 Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 421 miles or 678 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to RNO flight is about 1 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Reno, NV?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from SLC to RNO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLC
Origination airport name Salt Lake City International Airport
City Salt Lake City, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -112

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SLC to RNO tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 14% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RNO heading for SLC about 5 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Reno, NV is about 4 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 7 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 3 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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