There are 4 ways to get from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5 h 13 min

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

$134 - $185

3 alternative options

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 10 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 - MontBleu

$180 - $807

Bus to Oakland, fly, bus  •  6 h 54 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 - MontBleu

$149 - $540

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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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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 13 min and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 141.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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

There is no direct connection from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe. However, you can take the taxi to Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak, take the train to Sacramento Amtrak, take the bus to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, take the walk to South Y Transit Station, then take the line 50 bus to US HW 50/ Carson Ave. Alternatively, you can take the drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
52 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
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 Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
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.

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
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
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 - MontBleu
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Sonoma County Transit
Website
sctransit.com
Bus from Sonoma Plaza to San Rafael Transit Center
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
sctransit.com

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