There are 4 ways to get from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe by bus or train

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

Bus Amtrak Thruway  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to State Line, NV Sacramento

$24 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Truckee, Ca 8306 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Truckee Depot to Tahoe City Transit Center TART Highway 89

$18 - $39

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak California Zephyr

$30 - $70

Train via Tahoe City Transit Center  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak California Zephyr

$34 - $72

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe is to bus which costs $18 - $40 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe is to bus which takes 2 h 51 min and costs $24 - $35.

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The distance between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe is 139 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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

Amtrak Thruway operates a bus from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 3 h 29 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to State Line, NV
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Truckee, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1530 582 4964
Email
info@laketahoetransit.com
Website
placer.ca.gov
Bus from Truckee Depot to Tahoe City Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
placer.ca.gov

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