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There are 5 ways to get from Santa Rosa to South Lake Tahoe by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Santa Rosa to Sacramento 417 Santa Rosa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Train to Oakland, fly, bus  •  7h 47m

  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 Ltrh

$158 - $548

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Train, bus  •  8h 29m

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

Drive  •  3h 43m

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

$19 - $29

Bus to San Francisco, fly, bus  •  7h 26m

  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 Ltrh

$192 - $819

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

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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 3h 43m.

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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 and arriving at US 50/ Carson Ave via Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Valley Station and South Y Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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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 5h 47m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 47m 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 ACN Autobuses, depart from Santa Rosa station.

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

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

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

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  • Distance: 152 miles
  • Duration: 5h 47m

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 Sacramento, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Valley Station, and South Y Transit Center in around 5h 47m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Train operators
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from Santa Rosa Downtown to San Rafael
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
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
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Rosa to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com

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

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