While it’s been said “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” … at Burning Man, we think it’s a little of both.
Here’s a compilation of all the different ways to get to Black Rock City, the home of Burning Man, as well as important information about traffic to and from the event, helpful resources in nearby towns, and entertaining attractions along the way.
Avoid the Traffic!
As we have 60,000+ participants traveling to and from Black Rock City along a two-lane rural highway every year, traffic (and avoiding it) can be a significant part of the Burning Man experience. Learn how to beat the traffic to and from Black Rock City.
Driving to Black Rock City
- From the East
- From the Pacific Northwest
- From the North (starting in Canada)
- From the South (starting in LA)
- From Reno (the closest large city)
- The GPS coordinates for Black Rock City are: 40°45’13.83″N, 119°16’37.20″W.
- Coordinate a ride sharing connection through the Burning Man Ride Share board.
Shuttle Bus Services
- New this year! Burner Express shuttle buses take passengers from San Francisco and Reno to/from BRC! (Questions? See the FAQ)
- Green Tortoise offers bio-diesel bus tour packages — including campsite, food, & water — from San Francisco to BRC.
- “To Flame” buses will not be allowed to enter the event this year. For information on bus service to the playa, visit www.burnerexpress.com.
- Burning Man runs a daily shuttle between BRC and the nearby towns of Gerlach and Empire.
Flying into Reno and Black Rock City
- All about flying into Reno Airport.
- Flying into the Black Rock City Airport on playa.
- Aircraft charter operators servicing the Black Rock City Airport.
Helpful Travel Resources
- Our incredibly-detailed Reno Information Pages for all your supply needs.
- Resources to be found in nearby Pyramid Lake, Wadsworth, Fernley, Cedarville, Lovelock, and Fallon.
- Information about Gerlach the closest town to BRC.
- Nearby campgrounds and Nevada maps.
- Information about the nearby Calico Mountains (and their wild horse community).
- Like nature? Here’s a botanical guide to the Eastern slope of the Sierras.
- Track your route or another’s to BRC.
Travel safe – and see you on the playa!