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

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Bus  •  1 h 33 min

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

$20 - $28

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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 drive which costs $6 - $9 and takes 1 h 17 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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The distance between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe is 46 miles. The road distance is 61.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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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 HW 50/ Carson Ave via South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 33 min.

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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 33 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. Amtrak Thruway also services this route once daily.

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