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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station Capitol Corridor
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Bus to Oakland, fly, bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Sonoma Plaza to San Rafael Transit Center
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Reno (RNO) OAK - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's

$149 - $540

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Sonoma Plaza to Santa Rosa Transit Mall 30 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Rosa to Sacramento
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe 172.1 miles

$16 - $25

Marin Airporter to San Francisco, fly, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the Marin Airporter from San Rafael Transit Center to San Francisco Airport
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Reno (RNO) SFO - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's

$180 - $807

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The cheapest way to get from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Sonoma Plaza and arriving at US 50/ Carson Ave via Santa Rosa, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Valley Station and South Y Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 7 min.

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The distance between Sonoma and South Lake Tahoe is 141 miles. The road distance is 172.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Sonoma County Transit, depart from Sonoma Plaza 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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Sonoma 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 Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe is 172 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe.

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  • Distance: 141.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe via Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Valley Station, and South Y Transit Center in around 8 h 7 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Sonoma County Transit
Phone
(707) 576-7433
Website
sctransit.com
Bus from Sonoma Plaza to Santa Rosa Transit Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Sonoma County Transit
Bus from Sonoma Plaza to San Rafael Transit Center
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Sonoma County Transit
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Rosa to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.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
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - Harvey's
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
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southtahoeairporter.betterez.com

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

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