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There are 8 ways to get from Foster City to South Lake Tahoe by subway, train, bus, car 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.

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BART, train, bus via Hayward BART Station  •  7 h 44 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 South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

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Caltrain to San Jose, fly, bus  •  6 h 47 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 Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$113 - $465

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BART, train, bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the BART from Millbrae BART Station to Richmond BART Station Red
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Sacramento Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

BART, bus  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
  2. Take the bus from Pleasant Hill BART Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

Bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Millbrae to Sacramento FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Foster City to South Lake Tahoe 211.1 miles

$20 - $30

Fly from Oakland, bus  •  5 h 47 min

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

$124 - $516

Fly from San Francisco, bus  •  6 h 33 min

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

$168 - $797

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The cheapest way to get from Foster City to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Foster City to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Foster City to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Foster City Blvd:Metro Center Blvd and arriving at US HW 50/ Carson Ave via El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, Millbrae, 65Th St & West End Island 3, Sacramento Amtrak and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 58 min.

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The distance between Foster City and South Lake Tahoe is 157 miles. The road distance is 211.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Foster City to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to BART and train and bus which takes 7 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Foster City to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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Foster City to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Millbrae 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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Foster City to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Lake Tahoe Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Foster City to South Lake Tahoe is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Foster City to South Lake Tahoe.

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  • Distance: 157.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

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

You can take a bus from Foster City to South Lake Tahoe via El Camino Real:W Hillsdale Blvd, El Camino Real & Hillsdale Blvd, El Camino Real & Linden Ave, Millbrae, Sacramento, 65Th St & West End Island 3, 10Th St & N St, Sacramento Amtrak, South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, and South Y Transit Station in around 9 h 58 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
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Millbrae to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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

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

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