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Driving Times and Distances from Reno / Sparks Within Nevada

How Far from Reno and How Long Does it Take?

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Driving times and distances from Reno to other cities in Nevada can be deceiving. Several big towns are close to the Reno / Sparks metro area, but everything else is a long way and takes hours to reach. For example, from one side of Nevada to the other (Reno to W. Wendover) is about 400 miles. From Reno to Las Vegas is even further - 450 miles. Yes, Nevada is a big place.

Highways in Nevada

The major east-west highways in Nevada are Interstate 80 (I80), Interstate 15 (I15), U.S. 50, and U.S. 6. North-south routes include U.S. 395, U.S. 95, and U.S. 93. Linking these up and filling in the gaps is a system of generally good Nevada state highways.

Driving Areas in Nevada

Borrowing from the way the Nevada Commission on Tourism does it, I'm going to use their state territories for giving driving distances and driving times. It isn't a perfect system for this purpose, but it does provide a somewhat logical framework of distinct sections in the Silver State. Downtown Reno is the starting point for these times and distances. Miles and kilometers are rounded off.

Reno-Tahoe Territory (northwest Nevada bordering California)

  • Carson City - 32 mi, 52 km, 43 min
  • Empire - 101 mi, 163 km, 1 hr 40 min
  • Fernley - 35 mi, 57 km, 37 min
  • Genoa - 50 mi, 81 km, 1 hr 2 min
  • Gerlach - 107 mi, 173 km, 1 hr 46 min
  • Incline Village - 37 mi, 60 km, 47 min
  • Minden/Gardnerville - 51 mi, 82 km, 1 hr 6 min
  • Nixon - 48 mi, 78 km, 49 min
  • Stateline - 60 mi, 96 km, 1 hr 18 min
  • Verdi - 11 mi, 17 km, 16 min
  • Virginia City - 26 mi, 41 km, 36 min

Cowboy Country (north/northeast Nevada along the route of I80)

  • Battle Mountain - 220 mi, 353 km, 3 hr 3 min
  • Elko - 291 mi, 468 km, 4 hr 3 min
  • Jackpot - 407 mi, 654 km, 5 hr 41 min
  • Lamoille - 310 mi, 499 km, 4 hr 39 min
  • Lovelock - 94 mi, 151 km, 1 hr 22 min
  • McDermitt - 240 mi, 386 km, 3 hr 30 min
  • Owyhee - 385 mi, 620 km, 5 hr 54 min
  • Wells - 340 mi, 547 km, 4 hr 42 min
  • West Wendover - 398 mi, 640 km, 5 hr 27 min
  • Winnemucca - 167 mi, 268 km, 2 hr 21 min

Highway 50 Survival Guide (central Nevada long the route of U.S. 50)

  • Austin - 173 mi, 279 km, 2 hr 49 min
  • Baker - 383 mi, 616 km, 6 hr 13 min
  • Ely - 320 mi, 515 km, 5 hr 9 min
  • Eureka - 243 mi, 391 km, 3 hr 56 min
  • Fallon - 63 mi, 101 km, 1 hr 8 min
  • McGill - 333 mi, 536 km, 5 hr 28 min

Nevada Silver Trails (south central Nevada)

  • Beatty - 332 mi, 534 km, 5 hr 28 min
  • Belmont - 284 mi, 457 km, 5 hr 11 min
  • Caliente - 454 mi, 731 km, 7 hr 17 min
  • Gabbs - 142 mi, 229 km, 2 hr, 30 min
  • Hawthorne - 135 mi, 218 km, 2 hr 19 min
  • Pahrump - 405 mi, 651 km, 6 hr 42 min
  • Pioche - 430 mi, 691 km, 6 hr 54 min
  • Rachel - 347 mi, 559 km, 5 hr 39 min
  • Tonopah - 238 mi, 383 km, 4 hr 0 min
  • Yerington - 81 mi, 130 km, 1 hr 32 min

Las Vegas Territory (southern tip of Nevada)

  • Boulder City - 475 mi,764 km, 7 hr 45 min
  • Henderson - 465 mi, 748 km, 7 hr 35 min
  • Las Vegas - 449 mi, 723 km, 7 hr 18 min
  • Laughlin - 546 mi, 879 km, 8 hr 47 min
  • Logandale - 497 mi, 800 km, 8 hr 6 min
  • Mesquite - 521 mi, 839 km, 8 hr 25 min
  • Moapa - 492 mi, 791 km, 8 hr 1 min
  • North Las Vegas - 452 mi, 727 km, 7 hr 24 min
  • Primm - 491 mi, 790 km, 7 hr 55 min
  • Searchlight - 508 mi, 817 km, 8 hr 11 min

More Reno / Tahoe Driving Information

Note: Travel times and distance figures are from the Nevada Commission on Tourism and Yahoo! Maps. Routes mapped out by these sources generally follow major highways. Your results will undoubtedly vary due to a number of factors, including weather, road conditions, traffic, construction zones, and personal driving habits. When in doubt, give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.

Sources: Nevada Commission on Tourism, Yahoo! Maps, AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah.

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