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 for the 4th year in a row 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 $83 one way from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and $123 one way from the Civic Center in San Francisco. Additional charges apply for extra luggage, for water, 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. Participants have the ability to pick up their Will Call or Low Income tickets prior to departure at the point of embarkation.
Departures begin from both locations Saturday before the event and return trips begin Friday during the event. Service to San Francisco from BRC will run through Monday after the event, and service to Reno will run through Tuesday after the event.
Burners will travel to Black Rock City on large motor coaches, enjoying a relaxing, scenic drive. Once on Playa, there will be a “bus only” lane to sidestep traffic backups at the Gate. Once through the Gate, the Burner Express Buses will proceed to the Burner Express Bus Depot located at to 6:15 and J streets for disembarkation and greeting!
Bus riders have the option of camping in HOVerlandia, a reserved camping section on the 6:15 access road or taking shuttles out to 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock along E or J Streets. Shuttles will stop on E street at 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30, 9:00; and J street at 2:30, 3:45, 5:15, 7:15, 8:15, and 9:30. Riders will then need to make their own way to camp.
For more information and to reserve tickets visit the Burner Express Bus website.