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There are 8 ways to get from South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain by bus, plane, car, train or night bus

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Bus to Reno, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, drive

  1. Take the bus from Stateline, NV - MontBleu to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  2. Fly from Reno (RNO) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  3. Drive from Indio/Palm Springs to Palomar Mountain

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Bus to Sacramento, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, drive

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  3. Drive from Indio/Palm Springs to Palomar Mountain

Bus to Reno, fly to San Diego, bus

  1. Take the bus from Stateline, NV - MontBleu to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  2. Fly from Reno (RNO) to San Diego (SAN)
  3. Take the bus from Santa Fe Depot Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center

Bus to Sacramento, fly to San Diego, bus

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Diego (SAN)
  3. Take the bus from Santa Fe Depot Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center

Bus

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, CA to San Diego, CA

Bus, train, night bus

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento
  2. Take the train from Sacramento to Bakersfield
  3. Take the night bus from Bakersfield to Oceanside

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento
  2. Take the train from Sacramento to Los Angeles
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles to Oceanside

Drive

  1. Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain
South Lake Tahoe → Palomar Mountain
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The cheapest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 9h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain is to bus and fly and drive which costs $65 - $440 and takes 7h 11m.

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The distance between South Lake Tahoe and Palomar Mountain is 427 miles. The road distance is 507.9 miles.

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The best way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain without a car is to bus which takes 19h 3m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 11m to get from South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reno Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain is 508 miles. It takes approximately 9h 26m to drive from South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain.

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ExpressJet and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reno Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Palomar Mountain. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain.
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  • Distance: 427 miles
  • Duration: 7h 11m

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

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Palomar Mountain via South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop, Sacramento, 7Th St & J St, Stockton Blvd & 65Th St, Sacramento, CA, San Diego, CA, Miramar College Transit Station, Escondido Transit Center, and Valley Center Rd & Hwy 76 in around 19h 3m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to Indio/Palm Springs via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Reno to Indio/Palm Springs via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Sacramento to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Reno to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Reno to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Reno to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to Indio/Palm Springs via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Sacramento to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
ExpressJet
Website
expressjet.com
Flights from Reno to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $380
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento to Bakersfield
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Sacramento to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
South Tahoe Airporter
Phone
866-898-2463
Website
southtahoeairporter.com
Bus from Stateline, NV - MontBleu to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Adult
$33
Local
$29
Child (4-12)
$20
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Night bus from Bakersfield to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from Santa Fe Depot Transit Center to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
sdmts.com
One Way - Senior / Disabled / Medicare
$1 - $3
One Way - Adult/Youth
$2 - $5
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to San Diego, CA
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
xedohoang.com

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