There are 4 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Reno, bus  •  6 h

  1. PHX - RNO

$150 - $635

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Phoenix

$96 - $105

2 alternative options

Fly to Sacramento, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 41 min

  1. PHX - SMF

$141 - $424

Drive  •  12 h 53 min

  1. 747.5 miles

$70 - $110

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 Washington St & 44th St, Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az, Reno, NV, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Stateline, NV - Harvey's, and US HW 50/ Stateline Ave. in around 16 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Reno via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 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 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
Streamliner Lines
Email
authority@streamlinerlines.com
Website
streamlinerlines.com
Bus from Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az to Reno, NV
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
streamlinerlines.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Phoenix and South Lake Tahoe is 935 km. The road distance is 1196 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which takes 6 h and costs $150 - $650.

It takes approximately 6 h to get from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.