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Distance between Sparks and Reno



Driving non-stop from Sparks to Reno

How far is Reno from Sparks? Here's the quick answer if you make this quick drive without any stops. Of course, traffic is going to make a big difference so make sure you check that before leaving.

Nonstop drive: 4 miles or 6 km

Driving time: 7 minutes, 4 seconds

Even on a short drive, it might be more interesting to stop along the way and explore the local area. You can scroll down to see the calculation if you drive with stops.


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Flying non-stop from Sparks to Reno

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Sparks, Nevada and Reno, Nevada. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 3 miles or 5 km

Flight time: 30 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 1 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.2x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/0th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination.




Sparks to Reno road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Reno, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 11 minutes on the road


Itinerary

Start in Sparks.

Drive for about 5 minutes, then stop at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino and stay for about 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 6 minutes and arrive in Reno.


To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:






Plan a trip to Reno

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Reno, Nevada. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Reno. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Reno like Truckee River. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Reno like What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor?. Click the button below to explore Reno in detail.






How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Reno to Sparks, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Sparks, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Sparks!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 4 miles
driving time of 7 minutes, 4 seconds
flight distance is 3 miles
flight time of 30 minutes
1 Sparks travel answer
21 Reno travel answers





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