How to Reach South Lake Tahoe, California

The Easiest Way to Reach South Lake Tahoe


  • By Air: Reno-Tahoe International Airport (IATA: RNO). Most people fly in here, and then drive to South Lake Tahoe. For USD 24 you can take the South Tahoe Express Bus to Reno too.


  • By Bus: Though there is a decent bus service around and within town, most of the attractions are not reachable by bus.
  • By Car: It’s best to rent a car while in South Lake Tahoe.
  • By Taxi: This can get really expensive, but often there is no other choice.

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How to Reach South Lake Tahoe from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Tahoe City to South Lake Tahoe 22.14 km 22 mins
Carson City to South Lake Tahoe 26.4 km 26 mins
Truckee to South Lake Tahoe 31.49 km 31 mins
Reno to South Lake Tahoe 37.37 km 37 mins
Sparks to South Lake Tahoe 41.31 km 41 mins
Pioneer to South Lake Tahoe 71.97 km 1 hour 11 mins