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There are 8 ways to get from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by bus, plane, train, subway 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.

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Bus to Reno, fly to San Francisco  •  4h 54m

  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

$159 - $782

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Bus to Reno, fly to Oakland  •  6h 2m

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

$130 - $523

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Bus to Sacramento, fly to San Francisco  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to San Francisco (SFO) SMF - SFO

Bus to Reno, fly to San Jose  •  6h 23m

  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

$149 - $497

Bus, train, BART  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Emeryville Amtrak Station
  3. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport

Bus, BART  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
  3. Take the BART from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to San Francisco International Airport

Bus, Burner Express Bus  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Stateline, NV - Harvey's to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  2. Take the Burner Express Bus from Reno Airport to San Francisco Black Rock City to San Francisco

$139 - $143

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) 202.5 miles

$19 - $29

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO). However, there are services departing from US 50/ Carson Ave and arriving at SFO Airport Terminal A-Lower Level via Stateline, NV - Harvey's, Reno Airport and Mission St & 9th St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 3m.

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The distance between South Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 160 miles. The road distance is 202.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) without a car is to bus and train and BART which takes 7h 54m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by South Tahoe Express, depart from Stateline, NV - Harvey's station.

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The quickest flight from Reno Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) bus services, operated by , arrive at San Francisco station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 202 miles. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

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Map of how to get from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 160 miles
  • Duration: 4h 54m

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 Stateline Transit Center, Stateline, NV - Harvey's, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno Airport, San Francisco, and Mission St & 9th St in around 9h 3m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reno to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Sacramento to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reno to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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 Emeryville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Stateline, NV - Harvey's to Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
Burner Express Bus
Bus from Reno Airport to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
burningman.org
Book at
burnerexpress.burningman.org

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United Airlines offers flights from Reno Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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