Rental Car and Ground Transportation

Convenient Travel Options

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is located in the heart of Reno, within 15-minutes of all major hotels in the area. RNO offers a variety of convenient travel options including rental cars, shuttles, taxis, limousines, public transportation and rideshares.

Rental Cars

Reno-Tahoe International Airport provides convenient access to nine rental car agencies with rental car pick-up available right outside the terminal building*. All rental car counters are located in baggage claim. After completing the rental agreement inside, vehicles may be collected from the parking garage located just outside baggage claim.

*The Payless shuttle bus will take Payless rental car customers to their rental car center located just a block away. Reno-Tahoe Rental Car, the tenth rental car option at RNO, is an off-airport rental car service.

Please contact your rental car company for hours of operation and other questions related to your reservation.

Additional Ground Transportation Options

Paid Shuttle Services

These paid shuttle services provide transportation to and from the airport in the greater Reno-Tahoe area and beyond.

Complimentary Hotel Shuttles

Complimentary Hotel Shuttles stop along the curb, outside the D Doors North of Baggage Claim, to pick up passengers. When you see your shuttle, please safely approach the vehicle and board as the shuttle may not stop directly in front of where you are waiting.

  • Aloft Reno-Tahoe International Airport
    Hours 4a.m. – 11p.m.
    Please contact Aloft for transportation (775) 501-6330
  • Atlantis
    Hours 4:30a.m. – 12:30a.m.
    Departs the airport every 30 minutes, on the quarter hour.
  • Circus Circus
    Hours 4a.m. – 12a.m.
    Please visit for live shuttle information.
  • Eldorado
    Hours 4a.m. – 12a.m.
    Please visit for live shuttle information.
  • Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR)
    Hours 4:45 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
    The GSR shuttle departs the Airport every 15 and 45 past the hour.
  • Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport
    Please contact Hyatt Place for transportation: (775) 324-2282
  • Nugget Casino Resort
    Hours 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Shuttle leaves the Nugget every hour at the top of the hour. Shuttle leaves the Airport every hour at the half hour.
  • Peppermill
    Hours 4:15 a.m. – 10:45 p.m
    15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the hour.
  • Silver Legacy
    Hours 4a.m. – 12a.m.
    Please visit for shuttle information.
  • SureStay Plus Hotel Reno Airport
    Hours: 24/7
    Top of the hour. Schedule with SureStay: (775) 348-6370

Please note, many other hotels in the Reno-Tahoe region may also offer complimentary airport pick-up. Contact your hotel directly for details.


The passenger waiting area for taxis is located outside of the D Doors located north of Baggage Claim.

If you are a taxi operator and are looking for more information about transportation policies or the authorization process click here.

Limousines and Private Vehicles

The passenger waiting area for limousines is located outside of the D Doors located north of Baggage Claim.


Rideshares and Transportation Network Companies like Uber and Lyft, are available to and from RNO.

Drop-off: Passengers may be dropped-off anywhere along the front curb of the terminal building.
Pick-up: The passenger pick-up area for rideshares is located outside of the D Doors located north of Baggage Claim. Follow signs outside of the D Doors, at the far north end of Baggage Claim, and look for the rideshare shelter in the ground transportation lot where customers may safely wait for pick-up by the rideshare.

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

No authorized users at this time. Peer-to-peer car sharing on airport property is prohibited.

Pedestrian Access

Pedestrian access is available north of the airport entrance at E. Plumb Lane. Please see marked pedestrian signage along Terminal Way.

Public Transportation

City Bus service is provided by RTC RIDE between the airport, downtown Reno, and Meadowood Mall. Passengers with a different destination can connect to another bus at the downtown Reno or Meadowood Mall stops.The closest stop to the airport is RTC Route 12, with a pick-up/drop-off location near Terminal Way and Villanova Drive. This route operates 7 days a week. Airport guests interested in specific route information can contact RTC Customer Service for assistance at (775) 348-RIDE (Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) or visit their website at

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is also serviced by RTC Access, a paratransit service that provides door-to-door, prescheduled transportation for people with disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria.