Travel from San-Francisco to Lake-Tahoe

Bus or train from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe?

operates a bus from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe twice a week, and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 16 min.

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How to get from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe

ModeDurationPrice
From Safeway @ Marina bus to Squaw Valley, CA then travel to Lake Tahoe.4 h 23 min
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, train to Sacramento, CA, Amtrak Thruway to State Line, NV, then travel to Lake Tahoe.7 h 3 min$79
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, train to Truckee Amtrak, then travel to Lake Tahoe.7 h 32 min$74
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Coliseum, BART to Oakland airport, fly to Reno airport, bus to Tahoe City Inn, then travel to Lake Tahoe.4 h 40 min$260
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to San Francisco airport, fly to Reno airport, bus to Tahoe City Inn, then travel to Lake Tahoe.4 h 46 min$326
From San Francisco Caltrain Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Station, line 10 bus to San Jose airport, fly to Reno airport, bus to Tahoe City Inn, then travel to Lake Tahoe.5 h 37 min$240

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe?

It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

Operators from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe

OperatorPhoneWebsite
BARTBART
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Amtrak Thruway+1 800 872-7245Amtrak Thruway
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
North Lake Tahoe Express+1 866.216.5222North Lake Tahoe Express
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
CaltrainCaltrain
Santa Clara VTASanta Clara VTA
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.