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.

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Fly to Reno, bus  •  5 h 37 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

$150 - $346

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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  •  7 h 42 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

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

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

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to train and taxi which takes 12 h 14 min and costs .

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

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Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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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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Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by South Tahoe Express, arrive at Stateline, NV - Harvey's station.

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South Lake Tahoe is 1 h behind Salt Lake City. It is currently 8:58 AM in Salt Lake City and 7:58 AM in South Lake Tahoe.

Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe is 581 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to drive from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe.

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

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Map of how to get from Salt Lake City to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 449.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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
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

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 South Lake Tahoe Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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.

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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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There are 936+ hotels available in South Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $71 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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