Travel from San-Francisco to South-Lake-Tahoe

Bus from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe

You can take a bus from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe via University & 65th, Sacramento, CA, and South Y Transit Station in around 6 h 57 min.

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How to get from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe

ModeDurationPrice
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak, train to Sacramento, CA, Amtrak Thruway to South Y Transit Station, then line 50 bus to US HW 50/Al Tahoe Blvd.6 h 43 min$81
From San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St bus to University & 65th, line 1 bus to Sacramento, CA, Amtrak Thruway to South Y Transit Station, then line 50 bus to US HW 50/Al Tahoe Blvd.6 h 57 min$54
From San Francisco drive to South Lake Tahoe.3 h 31 min$22
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Coliseum, BART to Oakland airport, fly to Reno airport, bus to Stateline Transit Center, then line 53 bus to South Lake Tahoe.5 h 4 min$243
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to San Francisco airport, fly to Reno airport, bus to Stateline Transit Center, then line 53 bus to South Lake Tahoe.5 h 11 min$309
From San Francisco Caltrain Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Station, line 10 bus to San Jose airport, fly to Reno airport, bus to Stateline Transit Center, then line 53 bus to South Lake Tahoe.6 h 1 min$223

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

It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and South Lake Tahoe?

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from San Francisco - Townsend St & 5th St and arriving at US HW 50/Al Tahoe Blvd via University & 65th, Sacramento, CA and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 57 min.

Operators from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe

OperatorPhoneWebsite
BARTBART
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Amtrak Thruway+1 800 872-7245Amtrak Thruway
Tahoe TransportationTahoe Transportation
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
Amador Transit+1 209 267-9395Amador Transit
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
South Tahoe ExpressSouth Tahoe Express
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
CaltrainCaltrain
Santa Clara VTASanta Clara VTA
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.