Travel Budget for Reno

Nevada, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Reno?

How much money will you need for your trip to Reno? You should plan to spend around $113 per day on your vacation in Reno, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $42 on meals for one day and $18 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Reno for a couple is $86. So, a trip to Reno for two people for one week costs on average $1,578. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Reno for one week usually costs around $789 for one person. So, a trip to Reno for two people costs around $1,578 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $3,156 in Reno. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Reno can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Reno?

How much does a trip to Reno cost? Is Reno expensive? The average Reno trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Reno prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Reno can vary, the average cost of food in Reno is $42 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Reno should cost around $17 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Reno is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Reno is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $18 per person, per day, on local transportation in Reno.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2019
Flights to Reno

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How much money do I need for Reno?

Typical travel prices in Reno are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Reno. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Reno can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

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Typical tour prices for Reno

How much do tours to Reno cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    14 days
    $ 2030
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    14 days
    $ 2375
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    12 days
    $ 2025
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 2800
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Reno Reno, Nevada
In the northwest area of Nevada, Reno sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. After Las Vegas, it's the second most popular tourist destination in the state of Nevada. You'll find some nice resorts, elaborate casinos, nice restaurants and unique opportunities for entertainment throughout the city.

The city, referred to as "The Biggest Little City in the World", has a population of about 235,000. It's part of the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area, which has a population of about 440,000.

Reno is located in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city has a steppe climate with light to moderate snowfall in the winter months. Precipitation is most common during the winter and spring, but the city averages about 300 days of sunshine a year. Average temperatures are 35 degrees Fahrenheit in December and 75 degrees Fahrenheit in July.
Gambling is a popular way to spend time in Reno. Some of the city's more impressive and popular casinos include the recently built Silver Legacy, the vibrantly pink Eldorado, the family oriented Circus Circus, the original Harrah's Reno, the tropical themed Atlantis, and the largest option, the Grand Sierra Resort.

Popular places to visit within Reno that are not casinos include the Nevada Museum of Art, Wingfield Park, shopping and dining on California Avenue, the University of Nevada at Reno, Rancho San Rafael Park, Victorian Square, and Idlewild Park.
Although many of the area's top attractions are outside of town, it's worth spending time in Reno's downtown as well. Just outside of the main casino area, California Avenue is a nice area to explore with many small shops and restaurants. The University of Nevada, Reno, has a pleasant campus to walk around as well. South Wells Avenue is a Latino area with interesting shopping and dining opportunities.

It's not hard to find cheap hotels in the area as there are plenty of chain options such as the Best Western, Motel 6, and Comfort Inn.

As a tourist destination, Reno hosts some popular festivals and events. Some of the more famous options include the Reno National Championship Air Races in September, the Great Reno Balloon Race, also in September, Hot August Nights, the Reno Rodeo in June, and Reno is Artown in July. Reno is also the closest major city to the Burning Man Festival, held every year in Black Rock City. It's a great place to pick up extra supplies as you are likely to pass through town on your way to the event. You're also likely to receive a discounted rate on your hotel if you choose to stay in Reno for the night instead of Black Rock City.

Other activities in the area include mountain biking, road biking, and kayaking. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you won't have to venture far for any number of outdoor activities.

Skiing options within a few hours drive of Reno include Mount Rose, Heavenly, Sugar Bowl, Diamond Peak, and Squaw Valley.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of diners, breweries, and pubs around town that offer cheap meals and drinks. Popular restaurant options include pizza, burgers, Italian food, Mexican food, and even Indian or Thai. You'll also find some decent restaurants in many of the casinos, although some may seem extravagant or overpriced.

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Reno can be accessed by two freeways. I-80 travels east to west and US 395 travels north and south. Having access to a car is important to visit most of Reno and the surrounding areas. Many of the city's must-see sights are located outside of town and no public transportation is available. You'll find most national car rental agencies available at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Reno does have a bus system called RTC RIDE. The most popular route, bus #1, has been replaced with two new services. RTC RAPID is an express bus that has a limited number of stops. RTC CONNECT is the local version of this route. These services run through downtown and offer access to restaurants, shops, and many of the city's casinos. Much of the city's downtown can be explored on foot, but in general, a car is recommended to get a true feel for the city.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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