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Convenient Travel Options

Rental Cars and Ground Transportation

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.

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Road Construction Updates: Parking and Rental Cars

Road construction moved to the outer three lanes closest to the parking garage.
For parking: keep left, a lane is available in the construction zone to access parking.
For rental car returns: a new construction entrance is available past the Skybridge. Reduce your speed and follow signs.

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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.

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.

To and From the Lake

Eco-Conscious Options

North Lake Tahoe Express

North Lake Tahoe Express
(833) 709-8080

Located outside baggage claim Door D. Book 24 hours in advance.

South Tahoe Airporter

South Tahoe Airporter
(866) 898-2463
The South Tahoe Airporter counter is behind the National Car Rental Counter near Door B.

Additional Ground Transportation Options

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.
  • Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR)
    Hours 4:45 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
    Departs the Airport every 15 and 45 past the hour.
  • J Resort
    Hours 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Please contact J Resort for transportation: (775) 348-2255
  • Nugget Casino Resort
    Hours 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    Departs the Airport every hour at the half hour.
  • Peppermill
    Hours 4:15 a.m. – 10:45 p.m
    Departs the Airport every 15 and 45 past the hour.
  • The Row (Circus Circus, Eldorado, and Silver Legacy)
    Hours 4:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
    Arrives at the Airport every 30 minutes.  Please visit for shuttle information and tracking.
  • SureStay Plus Hotel Reno Airport
    Hours: 24/7
    Arrives at the airport on 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.

Paid Shuttle Services

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


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.

Ride Shares

Ride Share 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 ride shares 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 ride share shelter in the ground transportation lot where customers may safely wait for pick-up by the ride share.


Ride Share Safety Tips:

S – Stop. Plan ahead. Before you request a ride, think about where you’re headed and review the safety features in the app so you know how to use them.
A – Ask. Ask your driver “what’s my name” to confirm they have booked a trip with you through the ride sharing app.
M – Match. Match the make and model and license plate of the car with the one displayed in the app.
I – Inform. Share the details of your trip with a friend. Utilize the “share status” function in the Uber app.

For more information about Ride Share Safety visit #WhatsMyName.

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing company, Turo, is available at RNO. 

Designated Parking Areas: 
There are designated parking spaces market in red located in the overflow lot (Blue Lot) along the airport loop road. The entrance to the lot is along the right side of the loop road marked with “overflow” signage.

Face-to-Face Exchanges:
The face-to-face exchange area for Turo 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 exchange through Turo.

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.