There are 5 ways to get from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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 to Reno, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  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

$148 - $336

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Reno, Nv 1347
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's

$82 - $163

3 alternative options

Fly to Sacramento, bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Sacramento (SMF) SLC - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$104 - $335

Train, taxi  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Truckee Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take a taxi from Truckee Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe

$308 - $503

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe 581.1 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $340 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and South Lake Tahoe is 450 miles. The road distance is 581.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City, Ut and arriving at US HW50/Bigler Ave. via Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson, Reno-Tahoe International Airport and US HW 50/ Stateline Ave.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 32 min.

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

You can take a bus from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe via Reno, Nv, Reno Greyhound 155 Stevenson, Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Stateline, NV - Harvey's, and US HW 50/ Stateline Ave. in around 13 h 32 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Amtrak Thruway
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.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
Other operators
Taxi from Truckee Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Estimated price
$220 - $260
Truckee River Taxi
Phone
+1 530-386-3935
Website
truckeerivertaxi.com

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