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.

Recommended option

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 Amtrak Capitol Corridor

$55 - $103

Cheapest option

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

$35 - $52

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

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

$17 - $25

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

Bus, fly to San Francisco, BART  •  5 h 48 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 to Walnut Creek

$168 - $795

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 12 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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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from South Lake Tahoe to Walnut Creek, including transfers.

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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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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
57 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
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
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Walnut Creek
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
bart.gov
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway
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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
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
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
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
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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