There are 7 ways to get from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by bus, plane, subway, taxi, train or car

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

Recommended option

Bus, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 35 min

  1. RNO - SFO

$159 - $782

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. 8309 / ...

$63 - $110

5 alternative options

Line 50 bus, bus, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 42 min

  1. RNO - OAK

$130 - $522

Bus, fly to San Jose  •  6 h 8 min

  1. RNO - SJC

$149 - $497

Bus, Burner Express Bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Black Rock City to San Francisco

$143 - $149

Taxi, train, BART  •  8 h 54 min

$269 - $375

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. 202.5 miles

$19 - $29

What companies run services between South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) via US HW 50/ Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV - Harvey's, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno Airport, San Francisco, and Civic Center/UN Plaza in around 8 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Powell St.
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from Powell St. to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Truckee Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 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
$190 - $280
Bus operators
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
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
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
Burner Express Bus
Bus from Reno Airport to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Reno, Nv to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Other operators
Taxi from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Estimated price
$220 - $260
BlackJack Taxi
Phone
+1 530-543-0330
Website
blackjacktaxi.com
Elite Tahoe Taxi
Phone
+1 530-580-8294
Website
tahoetaxi.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between South Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 256 km. The road distance is 324 km.

The cheapest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to drive which takes 3 h 43 min and costs $19 - $29.

It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.