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

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Recommended option

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 56 min

  1. C
  2. 3424

$26 - $42

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. 61.9 miles

$6 - $9

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

You can take a bus from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe via 8th St. at I St., Sacramento, CA, S. Lake Tahoe, CA, and South Y Transit Station in around 4 h 56 min.

Bus operators
El Dorado Transit
Website
eldoradotransit.com
Bus from Placerville Station Transfer Center to 8th St. at I St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eldoradotransit.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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe is 74 km. The road distance is 99 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Placerville Station Transfer Center and arriving at US HW 50/ Carson Ave via Sacramento, CA and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.