There are 5 ways to get from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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, train  •  7 h 19 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 Richmond Transit Station Capitol Corridor

Cheapest option

Bus, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 25 min

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

$124 - $515

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from South Lake Tahoe Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station Blue

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek 175 miles

$17 - $25

Bus, fly to San Francisco, BART  •  5 h 50 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
  3. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Walnut Creek BART Station

$168 - $795

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek station. However, there are services departing from US 50/ Brockway Ave and arriving at Pleasant Hill BART Station via South Lake Tahoe Amtrak and Sacramento Valley Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between South Lake Tahoe and Walnut Creek is 134 miles. The road distance is 175 miles.

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The best way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek, including transfers.

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

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

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South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek bus services, operated by Fairfield and Suisun Transit, arrive at Pleasant Hill BART Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek is 175 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek.

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JetSuiteX and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reno Airport to Oakland Airport.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Walnut Creek. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek.
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  • Distance: 133.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

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

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek via South Y Transit Station, South Lake Tahoe Amtrak, Sacramento Amtrak, and Sacramento Valley Station in around 7 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Reno to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $320
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 Richmond Transit Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport BART Station to Walnut Creek BART Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
bart.gov
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
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Phone
(707) 422-2877
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to Pleasant Hill BART Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
FAST
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

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