Cheap Flights to Reno

Reno overview

The neighbouring Las Vegas welcomes millions of visitors a year, but those in-the-know fly to Reno for the same Las Vegas perks without all the pandemonium. Reno is known as the “biggest little city in the world” and a flight to Reno will find tourists in the fourth largest city in Nevada and one of the state’s most popular destinations. It’s no surprise that major Hollywood blockbusters like “Sister Act”, “Magnolia”, “King Pin” and “Pink Cadillac” have been filmed here: Reno acts as lively backdrop that entices visitors of every age to let loose and have a little fun. 

In addition to its fine metropolitan fair, Reno’s close proximity to the Truckee River and Lake Tahoe make for excellent daytrips to enjoy the great outdoors in any season. If you’re looking to venture outside the city for a few days in the wintertime, the nearby slopes of world renowned ski resorts Squaw Valley and Diamond Peak will give you a great opportunity to stretch your legs before your return Reno flight. Regardless of when you book your flight to Reno, fine dining, fresh entertainment and fun activities perfect for the whole family await you upon arrival.

Reno climate

Reno seasons are distinct and experience extreme highs and lows when it comes to winter and summer temperatures. For those booking flights to Reno during the winter time, be sure to pack some layers to combat the 4 degrees weather; if you’re looking for a Reno flight during the summer months get ready for scorching sun that’ll leave you sweating at 32 degrees.

When to fly to Reno

Whether you’re hoping to cash in at one of the city’s famed casinos on New Year’s Eve or looking to have some summertime fun enjoying the great outdoors at the Truckee River Whitewater Park, there’s no wrong time to book your flight to Reno.

Peak Season

Flights to Reno are packed between the months of May and September, when the summer sun is out and Eastern Nevada plays host to excellent outdoor sport and leisure conditions. The Reno River Festival takes place every May and is a huge draw for Reno tourism. Thousands of athletes looking to get wet and wild in the waters of the Truckee River book their Reno flights to participate in adrenaline-soaked activities like white water rafting, kayaking and the Mad Mud Dash, a 4km relay course that’s as filthily fun as it sounds. 

Off-Peak Season: 

After the summer cools off and before the tourism boom brought on by the winter holidays (December to February), there’s a window of opportunity for those looking to book cheap flights to Reno from the end of September through the beginning of December. Reno cheap flights are plentiful in the months of February and March. The weather may be on the dreary side, but if you’re heading to Reno to check out the city’s famed casinos and entertainment complexes the chilly winds and rainy days of the off-season won’t really affect your visit. Try booking flights to Reno for the last week in April when the Reno Jazz Festival, organised by the University of Nevada, draws musicians from around the country to participate in seminars and attend performances at various venues throughout the city.

Getting around Reno

Your cheap flight to Reno isn’t the only way to reach this Nevada town without breaking the bank. You can catch one of several Greyhound buses that depart regularly from Las Vegas, Carson City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Amtrak trains also connect to Salt Lake City and Denver. You can get anywhere in downtown Reno on the Ride buses.

Reno insider information

Spend the cash you saved on your cheap flight to Reno at one of the city’s beloved gaming institutions. Las Vegas may be the indisputable gambling capital of Nevada, but Reno plays a close second with its impressive array of casinos, entertainment complexes and luxury hotels. If you’re looking to cash in your chips at the city’s most famous casinos head to the Atlantis, the Peppermill or the Grand Sierra. No trip to Reno is complete without playing the slot machines on the floor of one of these casinos (if you’re of age, of course) so be sure to bring your lucky charms and your quarters. 

Pop culture junkies booking flights to Reno will recognise the streets of Nevada’s fourth largest city from its appearance in a slew of movies, television shows and hit records. In addition to serving as the setting for Comedy Central’s hysterical mock-reality show, Reno 911, Reno plays a substantial role either as a major plot point or the setting of such films as “Sister Act”, “Kingpin”, “The Misfits” and “Pink Cadillac”. Music legends Woodie Guthrie, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash and the Grateful Dead have all referred to Reno in some of their most beloved ballads and popular songs, and popular artists Kanye West and Beck have either filmed videos or mentioned Reno in one of their Top 40 hits. 

Book your flight to Reno for the months of December through February to take advantage of the best alpine, cross-country skiing and snowboarding conditions at Squaw Creek or Spooner Lake, two of Lake Tahoe’s most favourite ski resorts. 

Art enthusiasts and gallerinas are snapping up seats to Reno to check out the city’s hot Art District. The streets of the district stem from the banks of the Truckee and the galleries, lofts and coffee shops along First Street and Virginia Street make for ideal strolling backdrops.

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How much do things cost in Reno?

Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 7.63
Large bottle of water
$ 1.48
A dozen eggs
$ 2.84
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 2.05
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 94.97
Pair of jeans
$ 50.44
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 3.98
3 course meal for 2
$ 61.06
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 1.50
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 7.96
How much does transport cost in Reno?
1 km taxi journey
$ 3
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 3
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 27

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