Milage. I'm trying to figure out driving times/gas consumption for the trip and also to weigh my options between leaving from San Jose, CA and also Reno. Could someone give me an average miles between San Jose and the playa, also Reno? Also, what are gas prices like in California and Nevada right now? In Michigan, we got things hovering around 1.50 a gallon for regular, 1.40 if you hit Costco gas.