There are 11 ways to get from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe by train, plane, bus 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.

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Train to San Diego, fly to Reno, bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Reno (RNO) SAN - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$153 - $694

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim to Reno FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's

$74 - $130

9 alternative options

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Reno, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Reno (RNO) LAX - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$133 - $385

Fly Santa Ana to Sacramento, bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Sacramento (SMF) SNA - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

Train, line 9474 bus to Long Beach, fly to Reno, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to Anaheim Amtrak
  2. Take the line 9474 bus from Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Reno (RNO) LGB - RNO
  4. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$120 - $328

Train to Burbank, fly to Sacramento, bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Sacramento (SMF) BUR - SMF
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

Fly Long Beach to Sacramento, bus  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Sacramento (SMF) LGB - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

Train, bus via Bakersfield Amtrak  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

Train, bus  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

Drive  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe 470.2 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The distance between Irvine station and South Lake Tahoe is 388 miles. The road distance is 470.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe is 470 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 38 min to drive from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 936+ hotels available in South Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 387.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe via Santa Ana station, Santa Ana, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Amtrak, South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, and South Y Transit Station in around 12 h 53 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Long Beach to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Santa Ana to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Irvine Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Irvine Transportation Center to Anaheim Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Business Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Irvine station to Anaheim-ARTIC station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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

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 South Lake Tahoe Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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.

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 Anaheim, Ca to Long Beach, Ca
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$15 - $19
Bus from Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Anaheim to Reno
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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