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How many nights in Reno? + Public transport to Tahoe & Virgi

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How many nights in Reno? + Public transport to Tahoe & Virgi

I'm constructing my itinerary for a cross-country trip (no car, only public transport). I'm on my own. Two questions:

1.) How many nights shall I plan in for Reno?

2.) How to reach Tahoe and Virginia City from Reno by public transport?

Thanks.

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1. Re: How many nights in Reno? + Public transport to Tahoe & Virgi

Traveling between Lake Tahoe and Reno by public transportation is pretty simple. The South Tahoe Express is a shuttle service that runs between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to a handful of casinos in South Lake Tahoe; including, Lakeside Inn, Harveys, Embassy, Harrah’s and Montbleu. www.southtahoeexpress.com

Finding public transportation between Reno and Virginia City is more difficult. If you plan on being in Reno during the summer/fall, one more adventurous option is to take the Regional Transit Commission (RTC) bus from Reno to Carson City. From Carson City you can ride the historic Virginia & Truckee Rail Road to Virginia City and back. The train runs Friday through Sunday from late May through October. This way, you will not only get to see Virginian City, but also the state capital and ride on the iconic V&T Rail Road.

www.virginiatruckee.com

www.rtcwashoe.com

For more information on the Reno Tahoe area, including events and activities, go to www.visitrenotahoe.com

Edited: 11:57 am, February 09, 2012
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2. Re: How many nights in Reno? + Public transport to Tahoe & Virgi

You can also find shuttles to the North Shore Lake Tahoe if you prefer that area. As far as Virginia City there are bus tours. I am not sure this one would work for you with a Lake Tahoe trip?

www.laketahoetours.net/…

There are also tours from Reno that include a trip to Virginia City. One such company is adventures of Reno. Sorry, no personal expierence with this one.

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3. Re: How many nights in Reno? + Public transport to Tahoe & Virgi

Thanks both! Appreciated. It seems that the South Tahoe Express is $ 49 for a return. Same price of a 1-day car rental. I plan to be in Reno in mid-May and currently thinking of planning 2 full days (=2 nights) in Reno:

Day 1: Arrival 8.30AM - siteseeing in Reno self

Day 2: Car rental 1 day: Virginia City + part of Tahoe

Day 3: Departure from Reno at 8.30AM.

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4. Re: How many nights in Reno? + Public transport to Tahoe & Virgi

It sounds like you have a great trip planned!

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