Rideshares — Get ’em Here!

Need a lift to BRC and want to reduce greenhouse gases at the same time? Burning Man Project has its own rideshare board. If you just need a lift from Reno to BRC, you’ve got two tried-and-true options:

Option One — Reno Airport — Many participants fly into Reno and rent a car for the last leg into BRC. Check in at Air Playa Info near the baggage claim area for participants who may have a spare seat for you. (You may also be able to get some of your supplies on the ride, too, as most everyone flying in has to get supplies.)

Option Two — Save Mart Supermarket: Save Mart  — 525 Keystone Ave  — is one of the busiest pit stops for Burners stocking up before heading to BRC. It’s 10 minutes from the airport and open 24 hours a day.

Ridesharing tips:

  • When you post to the rideshare board, be honest about who you are, how much and what you’re bringing, whether you can share driving responsibilities, your temperament, expectations, stops you have planned on the way and any special needs. When it comes to ridesharing, surprises suck.
  • Make sure you’re comfortable with the person with whom you’re driving. Bad vibe? Find another ride.
  • Pitching in gas money is cool. Way cool.
  • Make sure everybody in the car has their ticket, or the entire vehicle and all passengers will be turned around at the Gate
  • Each vehicle must have a vehicle pass to enter Black Rock City.
  • Have fun. You just might make a friend

Looking for a ride out of BRC? You can also access the Rideshare board at Playa Info to look for a lift out of BRC (or offer one).

Burner Express Buses from the San Francisco Bay Area & Reno to Black Rock City

As part of our ongoing effort to reduce vehicle traffic to and from Burning Man and help the environment, we’re once again offering Burner Express buses to and from Black Rock City.Burner Express Bus offers faster arrival, speedier entrance, reserved camping and quicker departures.Buses depart from the San Francisco Bay Area and Reno.Riders coming in on Saturday before the event do not need a Work Access Pass, and all riders have the option to add water to their order (up to 20 gallons per person) that can be collected at the Bus Depot upon arrival.

  • Visit the Burner Express website for schedule information.
  • Ticket sales begin on May 8 at noon and end on August 14 at 5 pm Pacific Time. Ticket sales end on August 14 at 5 pm Pacific Time.
  • Please read the Info and FAQ pages before purchasing tickets, as they are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • You must have a Burning Man ticket or credential to ride the Burner Express.

Burner Express Air transport to BRC

Burner Express Air is your one-stop shop for booking a flight to and from BRC. Offering flights from Reno, the Bay Area, Southern California and beyond, Burner Express Air helps you avoid long waits at Gate, reduces the traffic load on Highway 447 and promotes alternative transportation options to the event. Flyers on Saturday before the event do not need a Work Access Pass, and all flyers have the option to add water to their order (up to 20 gallons per person) that can be collected at the Airport upon arrival.

  • Visit the Burner Express website for pricing schedule information.
  • Ticket sales begin May 15 and end August 22 at 6 pm Pacific Time.
  • Please read the Info and FAQ pages before purchasing tickets, as they are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • You must have a Burning Man ticket or credential to ride Burner Express Air.
  • Do you have a group and want to charter an entire aircraft? Visit the for more information.

Flying Through Reno — Reno-Tahoe International Airport & Air Playa Info

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the closest major airport to Black Rock City. Burning Man’s Air Playa Info at the airport (near Baggage Claim) will be staffed by volunteers with tons of information on local resources.

Air Playa Info will operate at the Reno/Tahoe Airport from Friday, August 23 to Thursday, August 29, 9 am to 9 pm, with 24-hour self service maps, displays and brochures. Info includes bike procurement/repair, returning bikes, currency exchanges, forgotten tickets, lost luggage, popular pit stops, ride shares, taxi options, traffic updates, and the transferring of “Will Calls.”

A.P.I. also has scheduling information on the Burner Express — both Air and Bus.  Informally, A.P.I. provide lodging information (i.e. hotels, motels, hostels, RV parks and campgrounds). A couple important reminders:

  • Do not bring your garbage or recycling to the Reno Airport, including rental car agencies. See our list of appropriate disposal locations.
  • There may be items you acquired in BRC that are prohibited at the airport and on airplanes. Here’s a list from the Transportation Security Administration.
  • Finally, not everyone on the plane with you will be a Burner. Some may appreciate if you are showered and fully clothed.