There are 3 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 - Depart to Tahoe City Transit Center - Arrive Hwy89

$18 - $39

1 alternative option

Train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$30 - $70

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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 costs $24 - $35 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe is 87 miles.

The best way to get from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 51 min and costs $24 - $35.

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

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe is to bus which takes 2 h 51 min and costs $24 - $35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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There are 1378+ hotels available in Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 86.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

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. Amtrak also services this route once daily. 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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
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
Website
amtrak.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to Stateline Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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 - Depart to Tahoe City Transit Center - Arrive
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
placer.ca.gov

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