There are 7 ways to get from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Santa Rosa, CA to Martinez, CA
  2. Take the train from Martinez Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$49 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus via Fairfield Transportation Center  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa Amtrak to Napa Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$32 - $52

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$53 - $102

Train, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak

$66 - $116

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe 201.6 miles

$19 - $29

Fly from Santa Rosa, bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Reno (RNO) STS - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$203 - $509

Train, Marin Airporter to San Francisco, fly, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
  2. Take the Marin Airporter from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  4. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$189 - $815

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Santa Rosa and South Lake Tahoe is 152 miles. The road distance is 201.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Santa Rosa, Ca and arriving at US HW 50/ Carson Ave via Oakland, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Amtrak and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Santa Rosa, CA, USA and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe via Oakland, Ca, Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Amtrak, South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, and South Y Transit Station in around 7 h 29 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Santa Rosa to Reno via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 Santa Rosa to Reno via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Santa Rosa to Reno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Rosa to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Santa Rosa to Reno via Los Angeles, San Jose
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Rosa to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Santa Rosa to Reno via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Martinez Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Bus operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Rosa, CA to Martinez, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Amtrak to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Rosa Amtrak to Napa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Amtrak Thruway
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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
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Santa Rosa, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
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
Marin Airporter
Website
marinairporter.com
Bus from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $21
Schedules at
marinairporter.com

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