Air Playa Info
Through the coordinated efforts of the Burning Man Project, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and local and international resources, Air Playa Info was established in 2008 to provide information and resources for travelers on their way from the airport to Burning Man.
Located next to Baggage Claim inside the airport, volunteers at the Air Playa Info table help answer your questions, provide directions and maps, and share information about Black Rock City, means of transportation, and all kinds of Reno resources.
Air Playa Info will be available starting the Friday before the event through the Thursday of the event week, from 9am-10pm daily.
Finally, please Leave No Trace at Air Playa Info and the airport!
In case you are unable to arrange means of transportation to the playa before landing in Reno, you also have a few Rideshare possibilities. First, experience proves that for many participants, a ride to the playa is possible directly from the airport. Many fellow participants fly in just like you, and many of them rent cars and are generous when it comes to sharing a seat on their way to Burning Man. You may also be able to get some supplies with them, as most everyone flying into Reno has to obtain supplies in the region before heading out to BRC.
A few helpful tips for possibly landing a ride to the playa from the airport:
Check in at Air Playa Info inside the airport. Most Burning Man participants will stop by here and the Air Playa Info volunteers can be of help in figuring out your options.
Offering to chip in for gas is a plus!
Everyone in the vehicle must be wearing a seatbelt — it’s the law.
Be comfortable with those with whom you may share a ride.
The second location to go to in Reno for ridesharing:
- RIDESHARE BASE
There is also a Rideshare Base in the Reno area. This location is a 10 minute drive from the Reno Airport, and is next to Interstate 80, the primary highway along which most of the migration of Burners to the playa occurs. It is also the busiest spot in Reno during Burning Man. In case you do not have means of transportation to the playa, are unable to negotiate a ride from the airport to the playa, or want to get some supplies, this is your next best option, as the experience of previous years proves that you should be able to negotiate a ride here without too long of a wait. The Rideshare Base, where you shall please Leave No Trace, is:
Save Mart Supermarket
525 Keystone Avenue – 775-786-2150 – map
Open 24 hours. Other store info here.
If you need to get to the Rideshare Base, you have several options:
Rideshare – Check in at Air Playa Info. You may be able to negotiate a ride from the airport to the Rideshare Base (if not to the playa).
Taxi – A taxi should cost you around $10 to the Rideshare Base. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THE TAXI DRIVER TO USE THE FREEWAY – not using the freeway could cost you lots more money and time. You can check in at Air Playa Info to find others with whom to possibly share a taxi.
Regional Transportation – No direct bus routes from the airport to the Rideshare Base. If you don’t mind taking one bus and transferring to a second bus, with total travel time from the airport to the rideshare base being about one hour, check out the RTC website for bus schedules here.
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