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Car Hire Reno- Tahoe International Airport Useful Information

Car Hire Guide: Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), Nevada


Nestled in the heart of the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the key portal for travelers ready to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Reno and the breathtaking landscapes of Lake Tahoe. Renting a car from RNO can be the first step to an unforgettable Nevadan adventure. Here's what you should know:

1. Car Rental Facilities at RNO:

Rental Car Center: All major car rental desks are conveniently located in the baggage claim area. The vehicles are just a short walk from the main terminal, making it easy to get on the road swiftly.

Advance Booking: Reno and nearby Lake Tahoe are popular destinations year-round. To ensure your choice of vehicle and possibly lock in a better rate, consider booking your rental car in advance.

2. Exiting Reno-Tahoe International Airport:

Primary Exit Route: The main route from RNO is E Plumb Ln, which leads you west towards downtown Reno and east towards the connection with US-395, a significant north-south freeway.

3. Distances, Tolls, Road Conditions, and Traffic:

Downtown Reno: Located merely 4 miles to the west of RNO, you can reach downtown within 10 minutes via E Plumb Ln in regular traffic.

Tolls: Nevada predominantly offers toll-free driving, and you won’t encounter any tolls when driving in the Reno area.

Road Conditions: While Reno’s roads are generally in good condition, winter trips to the mountains can mean snowy or icy roads, so consider a vehicle with all-wheel drive if traveling during these months.

Traffic: Rush hours are typically from 7-9 AM and 4-6 PM. While Reno's traffic isn't as congested as larger cities, it’s always a good idea to allow extra travel time during these peak periods.

4. Tips for Drivers:

Parking: Downtown Reno has various parking options, including metered street parking and several public garages. When visiting the casinos, many offer free or validated parking for guests.

Gas Stations: Numerous gas stations surround the airport and throughout the city, ensuring you can easily refuel before returning your rental.

Navigation: If you're unfamiliar with Reno or plan to venture to Lake Tahoe, consider using a GPS or a reliable navigation app. This will help you navigate the city streets and mountain roads more effectively.


Renting a car from Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers unparalleled convenience, allowing you to explore Reno's bustling urban scene and the serene beauty of Lake Tahoe at your own pace. With a personal vehicle, you're in full control of your Nevadan adventure.

Current Rental Rates at Reno Airport

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 46.67 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 326.70 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 47.01 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 329.11 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 47.36 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 331.52 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Chevrolet Bolt

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.54 EUR/day
Chevrolet Bolt

7 Days rental at 423.78 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Reno Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Here are five attractions to visit when driving from Reno-Tahoe International Airport or in the surrounding area:

  • Lake Tahoe: Just about an hour's drive from Reno, Lake Tahoe is known for its stunning clear waters, scenic beauty, and outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and skiing in the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains.

  • Virginia City: A historic mining town located about 45 minutes southeast of Reno, offering visitors a glimpse into the Old West with its preserved Victorian buildings, museums, and mines.

  • National Automobile Museum: Located in downtown Reno, this museum showcases over 200 exceptional automobiles, detailing the history of automotive design and innovation.

  • Truckee River Walk: A scenic area in downtown Reno where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the river, dine at riverside restaurants, and explore shops and art galleries.

  • Mount Rose Ski Tahoe: About a 45-minute drive from Reno, Mount Rose offers excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area. It's a great destination for winter sports enthusiasts.


Reno Airport - Popular Destinations

Here are five popular destination towns near Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada that you can easily reach with a hire car:

  1. Carson City: Approximately 30 miles south of Reno.

  2. Virginia City: Roughly 25 miles southeast of Reno.

  3. Truckee, California: About 35 miles southwest of Reno.

  4. South Lake Tahoe, California: Approximately 60 miles southwest of Reno.

  5. Sparks: Just east of Reno, this city provides additional entertainment, shopping, and dining options.

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Reno Airport

No.2: ALAMO,
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Reno Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo US Corporate
  • € 326.69
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 46.67
    Best Price:
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  • 72
    Most Popular Type:
  • 33
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 320
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Reno Airport

January€ 73
February€ 81
March€ 76
April€ 74
May€ 69
June€ 73
July€ 85
August€ 77
September€ 76
October€ 73
November€ 77
December€ 97
January€ 73
February€ 83
March€ 76
April€ 72
May€ 68
June€ 74
July€ 84
August€ 78
September€ 76
October€ 76
November€ 77
December€ 95
January€ 101
February€ 105
March€ 98
April€ 100
May€ 97
June€ 104
July€ 124
August€ 118
September€ 103
October€ 107
November€ 115
December€ 116
January€ 83
February€ 91
March€ 84
April€ 89
May€ 77
June€ 85
July€ 98
August€ 89
September€ 88
October€ 87
November€ 90
December€ 107
January€ 98
February€ 101
March€ 99
April€ 95
May€ 95
June€ 92
July€ 104
August€ 104
September€ 88
October€ 102
November€ 107
December€ 122
January€ 76
February€ 85
March€ 77
April€ 73
May€ 80
June€ 80
July€ 93
August€ 100
September€ 71
October€ 83
November€ 99
December€ 120
January€ 94
February€ 100
March€ 93
April€ 88
May€ 84
June€ 88
July€ 100
August€ 99
September€ 95
October€ 94
November€ 106
December€ 115
January€ 65
February€ 89
March€ 76
April€ 111
May€ 89
June€ 90
July€ 95
August€ 84
September€ 81
October€ 80
November€ 84
December€ 89

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