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There are 2 ways to get from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe by bus or car

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Bus  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Placerville Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$1 - $2

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe 61.9 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe is to bus which costs $1 - $2 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Placerville Amtrak and arriving at US 50/ Carson Ave via South Y Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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The distance between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe is 46 miles. The road distance is 61.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 48 min and costs $1 - $2.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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Placerville to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Placerville Amtrak station.

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Placerville to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Lake Tahoe Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Placerville to South Lake Tahoe is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe.

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There are 990+ hotels available in South Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 46.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe once daily, and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

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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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Placerville Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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