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

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Bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  4. Take the bus from Cahill / Diridon Station to Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate 55

$57 - $111

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Bus, train via Cahill / Diridon Station  •  11 h 42 min

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

$59 - $129

Bus, train  •  12 h 13 min

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

$70 - $161

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

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

$28 - $45

Line 50 bus, bus, fly to San Jose  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from US HW 50/Al Tahoe Blvd to US HW 50/ Lake Parkway
  2. Take the bus from Stateline, NV - MontBleu to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  3. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Jose (SJC) RNO - SJC

$151 - $514

Bus, fly to San Francisco  •  8 h 15 min

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

$206 - $844

Bus, fly to Oakland, shuttle  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Stateline, NV - MontBleu 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, I St & 8Th St, Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca and Cahill / Diridon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 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 which takes 11 h 19 min and costs $55 - $120.

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It takes approximately 11 h 19 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 station.

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The quickest flight from Reno Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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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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  • Distance: 192.3 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 19 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 Y Transit Station, South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, Sacramento Amtrak, I St & 8Th St, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, Ca, Oakland, Ca, San Jose, Ca, Cahill / Diridon Station, and Pvt Bolio Rd / Pvt Bolio Gate in around 11 h 19 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
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
58 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak 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 Amtrak to Salinas Amtrak
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from S. Lake Tahoe, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
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 Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
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
Tahoe Transportation
Website
tahoetransportation.org
Bus from US HW 50/Al Tahoe Blvd to US HW 50/ Lake Parkway
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
tahoetransportation.org
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Stateline, NV - MontBleu to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Monterey Bus
Website
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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