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There are 12 ways to get from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe by bus, train, 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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Bus Greyhound USA  •  14h 11m

  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 Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop

Cheapest option

Line 560 bus to Long Beach, fly to Reno, bus  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the line 560 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Reno (RNO) LGB - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh

$114 - $316

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Train, bus via Bakersfield Amtrak Station  •  14h 53m

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

Bus ACN Autobuses  •  15h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Sacramento 498 Sacramento / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train, bus  •  19h 47m

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

Drive  •  8h 38m

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

$45 - $70

Train to San Diego, fly to Reno, bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station 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 Ltrh

$153 - $694

Fly Santa Ana to Sacramento, bus  •  7h 51m

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

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Reno, bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Reno (RNO) LAX - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh

$127 - $377

Line 560 bus to Long Beach, fly to Sacramento, bus  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the line 560 bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Sacramento (SMF) LGB - SMF
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop

Train to Burbank, fly to Sacramento, bus  •  9h 43m

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

Train, train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Sacramento, bus  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Pomona Amtrak
  3. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Sacramento (SMF) ONT - SMF
  4. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine station to South Lake Tahoe is to train and fly and bus which costs $150 - $700 and takes 7h 56m.

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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 14h 11m and costs .

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It takes approximately 14h 11m 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 1h 30m.

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

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from San Diego Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 954+ hotels available in South Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $185 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Irvine station to Santa Ana Airport is to line 211 bus which takes 32m and costs $2 - $4.

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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: 14h 11m

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 Valley Station, and South Y Transit Center in around 14h 11m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from San Diego to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Santa Ana to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Burbank to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Long Beach to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Irvine Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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 Bakersfield Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
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 to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
13h 49m
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
Train from Irvine Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Pomona Amtrak
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
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 Santa Ana, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Bakersfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from The Depot At Santa Ana Dock 9 to Channel-7Th
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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