There are 9 ways to get from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus, train 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 Los Angeles to Reno, bus  •  5 h 20 min

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

$109 - $341

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Fresno, CA
  2. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA

$50 - $92

7 alternative options

Fly Long Beach to Reno, bus  •  6 h 54 min

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

$109 - $279

Fly Los Angeles to Sacramento, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sacramento (SMF) LAX - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA

$102 - $277

Fly Burbank to Sacramento, bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Sacramento (SMF) BUR - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA

$141 - $356

Bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA Southern CA-Northern CA
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA Sacramento

$94 - $107

Bus, train  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
  2. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA

$86 - $190

Train, bus  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA Sacramento

$106 - $261

Drive  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe 446.1 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8 h 10 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 20 min and costs $100 - $350.

More details

The distance between Los Angeles and South Lake Tahoe is 565 km. The road distance is 714 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, CA and arriving at US HW 50/ Carson Ave via 65Th St & Sky Pkwy, Sacramento, CA and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe via Sacramento, CA, 65Th St & Sky Pkwy, 8Th St & K St, Sacramento, CA, S. Lake Tahoe, CA, and South Y Transit Station in around 11 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Long Beach to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
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
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
Amtrak Thruway
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
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
xedohoang.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Fresno, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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