There are 6 ways to get from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe by 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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Fly to Reno, bus  •  5 h 58 min

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

$150 - $635

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Bus via Phoenix Airport  •  20 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix Airport to Las Vegas Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, NV to Sparks, NV
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's

$129 - $165

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Fly to Sacramento, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Sacramento (SMF) PHX - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$138 - $421

Bus  •  17 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, NV to Sparks, NV
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's

$141 - $199

Bus #2  •  22 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Las Vegas, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, NV to Sparks, NV
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's

$167 - $257

Drive  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe 747.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $650 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The distance between Phoenix and South Lake Tahoe is 585 miles. The road distance is 747.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 35 min and costs $140 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Phoenix Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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South Lake Tahoe is 1 h behind Phoenix. It is currently 7:02 AM in Phoenix and 7:02 AM in South Lake Tahoe.

Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe is 747 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 53 min to drive from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Phoenix Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 935+ hotels available in South Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 584.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe via Las Vegas @ Excalibur, Las Vegas @ Tropicana, Casino Center @ Garces, Las Vegas, NV, Sparks, NV, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Stateline, NV - MontBleu, and US HW 50/ Stateline Ave. in around 17 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
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.

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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
Amtrak Thruway

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
+1 800 872-7245
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
Website
amtrak.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Phoenix to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $55
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Plus
$19 - $27
Platinum
$29 - $40
Ejecutivo
$30 - $45
Silverado Stages
Phone
(800) 892-7979
Website
silveradostages.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Sparks, NV
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
silveradomainline.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Phoenix Airport to Las Vegas Downtown
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110

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