There are 5 ways to get from Portland to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus, train 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  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Reno (RNO) PDX - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$120 - $316

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca 1431
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$86 - $185

3 alternative options

Fly to Sacramento, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Sacramento (SMF) PDX - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$138 - $302

Train, bus  •  19 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$116 - $292

Drive  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Portland to South Lake Tahoe 691.1 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portland to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $320 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Portland and South Lake Tahoe is 478 miles. The road distance is 691.1 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Portland to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Portland, Or and arriving at US HW 50/ Carson Ave via Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Amtrak and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 29 min.

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

You can take a bus from Portland to South Lake Tahoe via Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Amtrak, South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, and South Y Transit Station in around 16 h 29 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Portland to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Portland to Reno via Boise
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Portland to Reno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Portland to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Portland to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Room
$380 - $550
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
Amtrak Thruway
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Contact Details
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
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

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