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There are 8 ways to get from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Cheapest option

BART to San Jose, fly to Reno, bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the BART from Downtown Berkeley BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh

$115 - $472

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Bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus via Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station Blue
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe 181.4 miles

$17 - $26

Fly Oakland to Reno, bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh

$123 - $514

BART to San Francisco, fly to Reno, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh

$167 - $797

BART to San Francisco, fly to Sacramento, bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the BART from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sacramento (SMF) SFO - SMF
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop

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The cheapest way to get from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Shattuck Av:Allston Way and arriving at US 50/ Carson Ave via Oakland, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Valley Station and South Y Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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The distance between Berkeley and South Lake Tahoe is 145 miles. The road distance is 181.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe.

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  • Distance: 144.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

What companies run services between Berkeley, CA, USA and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Berkeley to South Lake Tahoe via Thomas L Berkley Way:Telegraph Av, Oakland, Ca, Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Valley Station, and South Y Transit Center in around 7 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur BART Station to San Francisco International Airport BART Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Downtown Berkeley BART Station to Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Oakland Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 901+ hotels available in South Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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