There are 5 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJC) to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

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, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA Sacramento

$58 - $112

3 alternative options

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

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

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 takes 3 h 30 min and costs $100 - $450.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJC) and South Lake Tahoe is 243 km. The road distance is 343 km.

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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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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 train to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak, take the walk to Coliseum, take the BART to Oakland International Airport, take the walk to Oakland 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
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
51 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
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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 Thruway
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

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