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There are 5 ways to get from Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Reno, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Reno (RNO) PHX - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh

$150 - $635

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Fly to Sacramento, bus  •  8h 18m

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

Bus via Las Vegas @ Tropicana  •  17h 51m

  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

$164 - $205

Bus  •  22h 29m

  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

$168 - $257

Drive  •  12h 53m

  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 12h 53m.

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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 6h 45m.

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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 17h 51m and costs $160 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m 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 1h 50m.

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South Lake Tahoe is 1h behind Phoenix. It is currently 5:57 PM in Phoenix and 4:57 PM in South Lake Tahoe.

Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to South Lake Tahoe is 747 miles. It takes approximately 12h 53m 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 923+ hotels available in South Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $125 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: 6h 45m

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 - Harvey's, and Stateline Transit Center in around 17h 51m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Reno via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Bus operators
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
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Phoenix to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
GotoBus
Silverado Stages
Phone
(800) 892-7979
Website
silveradostages.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Sparks, NV
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
silveradomainline.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
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110

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