There are 5 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus, train 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 from San Jose, bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Reno (RNO) SJC - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$107 - $447

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$58 - $112

3 alternative options

Fly from San Francisco, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$203 - $828

Train to Oakland, fly, bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$143 - $552

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe 214.2 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $450 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and South Lake Tahoe is 152 miles. The road distance is 214.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 36 min and costs $55 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe is 214 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Reno Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 152 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJC), USA and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe. However, you can fly to Reno, take the walk to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, take the bus to Stateline, NV - MontBleu, take the walk to US Highway 50/ Lake Parkway, then take the line 50 bus to South Lake Tahoe. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Reno, take the walk to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, take the bus to Stateline, NV - MontBleu, take the walk to US Highway 50/ Lake Parkway, then take the line 50 bus to South Lake Tahoe.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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
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
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
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
Website
amtrak.com

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