There are 6 ways to get from Walnut Creek to South Lake Tahoe by train, bus, 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

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Capitol Corridor / ...
  2. 3424

$51 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. 8306 / ...

$34 - $73

4 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 45 min

  1. 40
  2. 30

$36 - $54

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. 174.5 miles

$17 - $25

Fly from Oakland, bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. OAK - RNO

$124 - $515

BART to San Francisco, fly, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. SFO - RNO

$167 - $795

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

You can take a bus from Walnut Creek to South Lake Tahoe via Fairfield Transportation Center, 9th St and O St, Capitol Mall & 8Th Street, Amtrak & Depot, Sacramento, CA, S. Lake Tahoe, CA, and South Y Transit Station in around 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Reno
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Reno
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Train operators
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento, CA to S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Website
fasttransit.org
Bus from Walnut Creek BART Station to Fairfield Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Bus from Fairfield Transportation Center to 9th St and O St
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
fasttransit.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Truckee, Ca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Stateline, NV - MontBleu
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Walnut Creek and South Lake Tahoe is 214 km. The road distance is 279 km.

The cheapest way to get from Walnut Creek to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Walnut Creek to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which takes 3 h 11 min and costs $17 - $25.

No, there is no direct bus from Walnut Creek to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Walnut Creek BART Station and arriving at US HW 50/ Carson Ave via Fairfield Transportation Center, Capitol Mall & 8Th Street, Sacramento, CA and South Y Transit Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Walnut Creek to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.