In an effort to reduce traffic and limit the environmental impact of the Burning Man event, Burning Man organizers are offering the Burner Express bus service with pickups in San Francisco and the Reno Airport to Black Rock City and back. This service offers faster arrival, speedier entrance, reserved camping, and quicker departures.
Burner Express is ideal for participants flying into the event and for Burners involved in art projects and theme camps who are having their gear hauled in by campmates.
Tickets start at $68 one way from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and $100 one way from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Additional charges apply for extra luggage, for a stop at a grocery store in Reno, and for bikes. Tickets can be purchased as one way or round trips to and from Black Rock City.
Departures begin from both locations Saturday, August 23 and return trips begin Friday, August 29. Service to San Francisco from BRC will run through Monday, September 1, and service to Reno will run through Tuesday, September 2.
Large motor coach buses will take Burners to Gerlach, where they will enjoy one final rest stop before proceeding to Black Rock City. Bus passengers will be processed for any Will Call or Low Income ticket pick-up prior to reaching the Gate. There will be a “bus only” lane to sidestep traffic backups at Gate and Greeters, and once through the Gate the Burner Express Buses will proceed to 6 o’clock and J streets for disembarkation.
Bus riders have the option of camping in a reserved camping section on the 6 o’clock access road or taking shuttles out to 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock along G Street. Shuttles will stop at 3:00, 4:30, 7:30 and the 9:00 plazas, where riders will then need to make their own way to camp.
For more information and to reserve tickets visit the Burner Express website.