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  •  4 h 56 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

$169 - $352

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe is to bus which costs $100 - $180 and takes 13 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $360 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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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
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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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