Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno–Tahoe International Airport is a public/military airport three miles southeast of downtown Reno, in Washoe County, Nevada. RNO is the second busiest commercial airport in USA. The airport celebrated 90 years of service in November 2018.
If you’re driving to RNO Airport and need directions, type the following address into your phone mapping app or GPS:
Airport Code: RNO
2001 E. Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89502
There are various transportation options at Reno Airport, such as Shuttles, Hotel Shuttles, Ride Share Services, Taxis, Limousines, Rental Cars, and Public Transportation.
We have listed the best transportation options so that you could pick the one which is the most suitable for you.
W****here is the shuttle pick-up location at RNO Airport?
Shared ride vans:
Go to Baggage Claim behind the rental car counters, between Doors A and B, or behind the National Car Rental Counter near Door B.
Buses: RTC Ride
The pick-up/drop-off location is at the north end of the center curb, outside of Baggage Claim.
Rideshare**: Uber, Lyft**
Pick-up is allowed in the Ground Transportation area located north of Baggage Claim. Follow signs outside of the D Doors and look for the Rideshare shelter where you may wait for pick-up.
Reno Airport Shuttle
If you want to have a safe and inexpensive ride, book a shuttle ride. There are three paid shuttle services at RNO Airport - Airport Mini Bus, North Lake Tahoe Express, and South Tahoe Airporter.
In order to help you find the best shuttle for you, we’ve outlined detailed information about each of the company.
Airport Mini Bus provides premium limo service to the airport cruising the Reno-Sparks, Lake Tahoe, and outlying areas or wherever your needs take you. They have various vehicle types for you to choose, such as corporate sedan, SUV sedan, passenger van, limo bus, Hummer limousine, etc. They also have a big bus that can seat up to 29 passengers, so it is perfect if you want to travel with your classmates, for birthday celebrations, bachelor parties, and similar.
The Airport Mini Bus counter is in the Baggage Claim behind the rental car counters, between Doors A and B.
If you’re interested in their rates, check the following list and find out every information you need.
*The price for the Big Bus is $226.57 first 3 hours, and then $75.19 for each additional hour.
All of the vehicles are very well equipped with beautiful leather interior, spacious leg room,
surround sound music, and a professional driver. Each limo has its own custom designed luxurious interior, mirrored ceilings, flat screen TV's, DVD player, fiberoptic mood lighting, and optional beverage service which includes vodka, bourbon, and mixers.
If you need help making a decision about which vehicle is best for your occasion, call (775)323-3727 or email them at email@example.com, and they will help you find the perfect vehicle.
North Lake Tahoe Express is a great choice for travelers in the Truckee/North-Tahoe region. They offer affordable airport service from 6 AM until 11:45 PM to/from the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee regions and Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
At the airport, North Lake Tahoe Express is located in the Baggage Claim area behind the rental car counters and between doors A and B.
You can check their schedule online, and you can see their newest rates in the following list. All of them are per one person for a one-way trip.
If you often travel with a large group of people/friends, you can pay $220 for five shared one-way trips. Call them at (530) 582-4964 to find out more about group and frequent rider discounts.
Travel time to/from Reno-Tahoe International Airport is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours without any unexpected delays depending on stop location.
You can quickly book online or by phone at (866) 216-5222. Just remember to make a reservation 24 hours in advance!
South Tahoe Airporter offers you daily rides from RNO Airport to South Lake Tahoe, and vice versa. Travel time to/from Reno-Tahoe International Airport is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Reno Airport Shuttle fleet consists of many buses and minibuses.
The South Tahoe Airporter counter is behind the National Car Rental Counter near Door B. Their schedule is available online, and you can find out the fares if you check the lists below:
You can book tickets online or purchase them at their counters at the airport. However, it is recommended you make a reservation online. For additional questions, call (866) 898-2463.
Hotels with free Reno Airport Shuttle Services
Many hotels in the Reno-Tahoe region offer complimentary airport pick-up. You can contact your hotel directly for details. Complimentary Hotel Shuttles stop along the curb, outside the D Doors North of Baggage Claim, to pick up passengers. When you see your shuttle, approach the vehicle and board.
We’ve listed hotel shuttles with regularly scheduled service for you:
There is one more - Sands Regency; this one you have to call at (775) 348 2200 for pick-up.
Now, in the following list, you may find some hotels near Reno Airport and their contact information. We picked the best and the closest ones to the airport. Call them for any additional questions.
Ride Share Services
Uber and Lyft are the most popular transportation network companies and often used across the state. They are allowed to drop-off and pick-up passengers at Reno Airport.
Pick-up is allowed in the ground transportation area located north of Baggage Claim. Follow signs outside of the D Doors and look for the Rideshare shelter where customers may wait for pick-up.
Passengers may be dropped off anywhere along the front curb of the terminal building.
In the following lists, you can see the fare estimates for some popular destinations in Reno:
Taxi & Limousine Service
Reno-Tahoe Airport offers you taxi and limo services as well. The passenger waiting area for taxis and limousines is located outside of the D Doors located north of Baggage Claim.
You may find taxi and limousine services that are available to customers on-site in the following lists:
Reno-Tahoe International Airport also provides nine different rental car agencies with rental car pick-up available right outside the terminal building.
All rental car counters are in the Baggage Claim area, except Payless Car Rental. Their rental car center is located just a block away, and they have a shuttle bus that will take you there after completing an agreement. Other companies’ vehicles may be collected from the Parking Structure located just outside Baggage Claim.
Getting to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport by bus is both easy and cheap. So, public transportation is the best options for budget-wise and adventurous travelers.
City Bus service is provided by RTC Ride between the airport and downtown Reno. Its pick-up and drop-off location is at the north end of the center curb, outside of Baggage Claim. The bus schedule to and from the airport is posted at the bus stop and in the Baggage Claim area, adjacent to the Regional Information Booth.
Bus Route 19, which includes a stop at the Reno Airport, operates Monday through Friday.
If you’re interested in RTC fares, check the following list:
RTC Regional Connector Fares:
Youth (6-18), seniors (over 60), veterans, and people with disabilities may receive discounted fares if you present a valid identification at time of boarding. Children 5 and under ride free with an adult.
You can contact RTC Customer Service for assistance at (775) 348-7433 (every day from 7 AM to 7 PM) or visit their website.
The RNO Airport is also serviced by RTC Access, a paratransit service that provides door-to-door, pre-scheduled transportation for people with disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria.
RTC Access fare is paid by ticket only (drivers do not sell tickets). Anyone may purchase the ticket, but to ride you must have a valid ID.
Check out their fares in the list below:
RTC Access trips that begin and end within 3/4 mile of the RTC Sierra Spirit route are fare-free. You will be informed whether your trips are fare-free at the time the rides are scheduled.
For more information about RTC Access, call (775) 348-0477.
Sage Stage (Modoc Transportation Agency) provides public transportation in Modoc County, California. It offers intercity transit between many cities, including Reno. To find out their one-way fares, check the list below:
Who qualifies for discount fares?
- Children (to 12 years) accompanied by a fare-paying adult.
- Senior (60 years or older) with picture ID.
- Disabled persons with approved application for discount and a picture ID.
If you have any additional question, call (530) 233-6410.