Travel from Palo-Alto to South-Lake-Tahoe

Bus from Palo Alto to South Lake Tahoe

SamTrans operates a bus from Palo Alto to South Lake Tahoe every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min. 4 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Palo Alto to South Lake Tahoe

From 991 Embarc @ N Cal bus to Fremont Amtrak, train to Sacramento, CA, Amtrak Thruway to South Y Transit Station, then line 53 bus to US HW 50/Al Tahoe Blvd. 7 h 51 min $89. From Palo Alto Transit Ctr-Bay 9 bus to Millbrae Caltrain, Caltrain to San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St, bus to Reno, NV, taxi to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, bus to Stateline Transit Center, then line 53 bus to US 50/ Brockway Ave. 9 h 55 min $82. From Palo Alto drive to South Lake Tahoe. 4 h 2 min $26. From California Ave Caltrain Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Station, line 10 bus to San Jose airport, fly to Reno airport, bus to Stateline Transit Center, then line 53 bus to South Lake Tahoe. 5 h 13 min $218. From Palo Alto Caltrain Caltrain to Millbrae, BART to San Francisco airport, fly to Reno airport, bus to Stateline Transit Center, then line 53 bus to South Lake Tahoe. 5 h 33 min $312. From Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd bus to Union City, BART to Coliseum, BART to Oakland airport, fly to Reno airport, bus to Stateline Transit Center, then line 53 bus to South Lake Tahoe. 5 h 38 min $245.
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  1. Here are 6 options to get from
    Palo Alto to South Lake Tahoe:

    1. Trip:
      1 Train, Amtrak Thruway
      • One-Way approx: USD $54 - $109
      • Duration: 7 h 51 min
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        1 Train, Amtrak Thruway
        • One-Way approx: USD $54 - $109
        • Duration: 7 h 51 min
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      2 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $67 - $98
      • Duration: 9 h 55 min
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        2 Bus
        • One-Way approx: USD $67 - $98
        • Duration: 9 h 55 min
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      3 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $21 - $35
      • Duration: 4 h 2 min
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        3 Drive
        • One-Way approx: USD $21 - $35
        • Duration: 4 h 2 min
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      4 Fly from San Jose, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $110 - $460
      • Duration: 5 h 13 min
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        4 Fly from San Jose, bus
        • One-Way approx: USD $110 - $460
        • Duration: 5 h 13 min
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      5 Fly from San Francisco, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $167 - $795
      • Duration: 5 h 33 min
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        5 Fly from San Francisco, bus
        • One-Way approx: USD $167 - $795
        • Duration: 5 h 33 min
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      6 Fly from Oakland, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $126 - $517
      • Duration: 5 h 38 min
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        6 Fly from Oakland, bus
        • One-Way approx: USD $126 - $517
        • Duration: 5 h 38 min
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