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There are 4 ways to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe by plane, 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.

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Fly to Reno, bus  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Reno (RNO) SLC - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$150 - $342

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Reno, Nv 1347
  2. Take the bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Carson City - Carson Nugget, US 395 & Robinson Reno to Vegas

$66 - $144

2 alternative options

Fly to Sacramento, bus  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Sacramento (SMF) SLC - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Stateline Amtrak Bus Stop

Train  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Truckee Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$85 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe is to bus which costs $65 - $150 and takes 11h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $350 and takes 5h 37m.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and Lake Tahoe is 449 miles.

The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe without a car is to train which takes 11h 41m and costs $85 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe is to train which takes 11h 41m and costs $85 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $150 and takes 11h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Lake Tahoe is 1h behind Salt Lake City. It is currently 9:23 PM in Salt Lake City and 8:23 PM in Lake Tahoe.

Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Salt Lake City Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 1464+ hotels available in Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $135 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 448.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $250 and the journey takes 11h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe via Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson and Carson City - Carson Nugget, US 395 & Robinson in around 11h 49m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Truckee Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
11h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $500
Bus operators
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
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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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Stateline Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Silverado Stages
Phone
(800) 892-7979
Website
silveradostages.com
Bus from Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson to Carson City - Carson Nugget, US 395 & Robinson
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
silveradomainline.com

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