There are 3 ways to get from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento by bus or car

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Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

$25 - $37

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Bus via Placerville Amtrak  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak to Placerville Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Placerville Station Transfer Center to P St. at 16th St. C

$22 - $34

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Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento 105.2 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento. However, there are services departing from US 50/ Brockway Ave and arriving at Sacramento Amtrak via South Lake Tahoe Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between South Lake Tahoe and Sacramento is 85 miles. The road distance is 105.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 10 min and costs $24 - $40.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento, including transfers.

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South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak station.

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South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Sacramento Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento is 105 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento.

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There are 132+ hotels available in Sacramento. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento.
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  • Distance: 85.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento once daily, and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. Amtrak Thruway also services this route once daily.

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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
Bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak to Placerville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 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 S. Lake Tahoe, CA to Sacramento, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from S. Lake Tahoe, CA to Placerville, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
amtrak.com
El Dorado Transit
Website
eldoradotransit.com
Bus from Placerville Station Transfer Center to P St. at 16th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eldoradotransit.com

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