There are 3 ways to get from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Stewart St between 2nd and 3rd St to Douglas County Community & Senior Center 19X
  2. Take the bus from Douglas County Community & Senior Center to Kingsbury Transit Center 20X

$7 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe 29.2 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe 29.2 miles

$2 - $5

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Stewart St between 2nd and 3rd St and arriving at US HW50/Bigler Ave. via Douglas County Community & Senior Center and Kingsbury Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Carson City and South Lake Tahoe is 20 miles. The road distance is 29.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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Carson City to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Tahoe Transportation, depart from Stewart St between 2nd and 3rd St station.

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Carson City to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Tahoe Transportation, arrive at Kingsbury Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carson City to South Lake Tahoe is 29 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe.

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  • Distance: 19.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

What companies run services between Carson City, NV, USA and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe via Douglas County Community & Senior Center and Kingsbury Transit Center in around 2 h 4 min.

Bus operators
Tahoe Transportation
Website
tahoetransportation.org
Bus from Stewart St between 2nd and 3rd St to Douglas County Community & Senior Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tahoetransportation.org
Bus from Douglas County Community & Senior Center to Kingsbury Transit Center
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tahoetransportation.org
Other operators
Taxi from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Capitol Cab
Phone
+1 775-831-2333

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