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There are 7 ways to get from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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

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Bus, train via Cahill / Diridon Station  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to San Jose Diridon Station
  3. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate 55

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Bus, fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Stateline, NV - Harvey's to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  2. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Jose (SJC) RNO - SJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey

$151 - $514

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Salinas Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Sacramento, CA to Stockton, CA
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Stockton, CA to San Jose, CA
  4. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate 55

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium 292 miles

$28 - $45

Bus, fly to San Francisco, shuttle  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Stateline, NV - Harvey's to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  2. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Francisco (SFO) RNO - SFO
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$206 - $844

Bus, fly to Oakland, shuttle  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Stateline, NV - Harvey's to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  2. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Oakland (OAK) RNO - OAK
  3. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey

$177 - $584

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The cheapest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium. However, there are services departing from US 50/ Brockway Ave and arriving at Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate via South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop, Sacramento, CA, Stockton, CA and Cahill / Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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The distance between South Lake Tahoe and Monterey Bay Aquarium is 192 miles. The road distance is 292 miles.

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The best way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 43 min to get from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium, including transfers.

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South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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

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South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium bus services, operated by Monterey-Salinas Transit, arrive at Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium is 292 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to drive from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Map of how to get from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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  • Distance: 192.3 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 43 min

What companies run services between South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA and Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey Bay Aquarium via South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop, Sacramento, CA, Stockton, CA, San Jose, CA, Cahill / Diridon Station, and Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate in around 12 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
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 Sacramento Valley Station to San Jose Diridon Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Salinas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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 South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to Stockton, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Stockton, CA to San Jose, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
mst.org
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Stateline, NV - Harvey's to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reno Airport to San Jose Airport.

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