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There are 8 ways to get from Foster City to Lake Tahoe by subway, train, bus or plane

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

BART, train, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the BART from Hayward BART Station to Richmond BART Station
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Stateline Transit Center

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6 to Mission St & 1st St 292
  2. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Truckee, Ca 8310 / ...

$31 - $68

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Line 292 bus, bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 292 bus from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6 to Bayshore Blvd & Blanken Ave 292
  2. Take the bus from Safeway @ Marina to Squaw Valley, CA Squaw Valley / ...

$45 - $47

BART, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station Red
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Truckee Amtrak California Zephyr

$54 - $119

BART, train via Hayward BART Station  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the BART from Hayward BART Station to Richmond BART Station Orange
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Truckee Amtrak California Zephyr

$48 - $110

Fly from Oakland, bus  •  5 h 8 min

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

$145 - $532

Fly from San Francisco, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Pepper Tree Inn

$189 - $813

Caltrain to San Jose, fly, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Pepper Tree Inn

$134 - $481

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Foster City to Lake Tahoe is to line 292 bus and bus which costs $44 - $48 and takes 8 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $550 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Foster City and Lake Tahoe is 162 miles.

The best way to get from Foster City to Lake Tahoe without a car is to BART and train and bus which takes 7 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to get from Foster City to Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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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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JetSuiteX and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 1490+ hotels available in Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Foster City to Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 162.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 48 min

What companies run services between Foster City, CA, USA and Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Foster City to Lake Tahoe via W Hillsdale Blvd:Edison St, W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6, Bayshore Blvd & Blanken Ave, San Bruno Ave & Arleta Ave, Van Ness Ave & North Point St, Safeway @ Marina, and Squaw Valley, CA in around 8 h 17 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
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
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Hayward BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
bart.gov
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Truckee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Hillsdale Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Stateline Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
SamTrans
Website
samtrans.com
Bus from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6 to Bayshore Blvd & Blanken Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
Bus from W Hillsdale Blvd & Edison St-Bay 6 to Mission St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
samtrans.com
bus
Bus from Safeway @ Marina to Squaw Valley, CA
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
sourcedadventures.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Truckee, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
North Lake Tahoe Express
Phone
+1 866.216.5222
Website
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Pepper Tree Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.com

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