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

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Bus  •  7 h 10 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

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

$29 - $48

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Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  7 h 29 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

Train, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
  2. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station 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

Bus to San Francisco, fly, bus  •  6 h 49 min

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

$192 - $819

Train to Oakland, fly, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu

$158 - $548

Questions & Answers

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 10 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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The best way to get from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Rosa, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Reno Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Lake Tahoe Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe is 202 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe.

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United Airlines offers flights from San Francisco Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 936+ hotels available in South Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 152 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

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 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
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.

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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 20 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 to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
Bus from Santa Rosa, CA to Martinez, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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

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
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
FAST
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

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