There are 5 ways to get from Denver to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Reno, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Reno (RNO) DEN - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$147 - $412

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv 1347
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's

$131 - $287

3 alternative options

Fly to Sacramento, bus  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Sacramento (SMF) DEN - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$175 - $548

Train, taxi  •  27 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take a taxi from Truckee Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe

$374 - $703

Drive  •  16 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Denver to South Lake Tahoe 1116.8 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Denver to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 16 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $420 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Denver and South Lake Tahoe is 807 miles. The road distance is 1116.8 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Denver to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Denver to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Denver, Co and arriving at US HW50/Bigler Ave. via Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson, Reno-Tahoe International Airport and US HW 50/ Stateline Ave.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 12 min.

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

You can take a bus from Denver to South Lake Tahoe via Reno, Nv, Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson, Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Stateline, NV - Harvey's, and US HW 50/ Stateline Ave. in around 27 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Denver to Reno
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $440
Flights from Denver to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $440
Flights from Denver to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $440
Flights from Denver to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Denver to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Reno
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Denver to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Denver to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Denver to Sacramento via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Denver to Reno
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Denver to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
Bus operators
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Amtrak Thruway
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Denver, Co to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Other operators
Taxi from Truckee Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Estimated price
$220 - $260
Truckee River Taxi
Phone
+1 530-386-3935
Website
truckeerivertaxi.com

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