There are 3 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.

Recommended option

Fly, bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Reno (RNO) SLC - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Pepper Tree Inn

$172 - $362

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 41 min

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

$85 - $250

1 alternative option

Bus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Reno, Nv 1347
  2. Take the bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Sunnyside Resort Red

$103 - $179

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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 11 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min 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 11 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 29 min.

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Lake Tahoe is 1 h behind Salt Lake City. It is currently 1:46 AM in Salt Lake City and 12:46 AM in Lake Tahoe.

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

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There are 1461+ hotels available in Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 25 min and costs .

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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: 5 h 2 min

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 once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $250 and the journey takes 11 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe via Reno, Nv, Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson, Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno Tahoe International Airport, and Sunnyside Resort in around 13 h 3 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
Frequency
Once 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
North Lake Tahoe Express
Phone
+1 866.216.5222
Website
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Pepper Tree Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno Tahoe International Airport to Sunnyside Resort
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
northlaketahoeexpress.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
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130

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