South Tahoe Express has 10 daily departures from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to South Lake Tahoe locations including MontBleu, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Harrah’s, Harveys, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Lakeside Inn. Visit their website or call: 1-866-89-TAHOE.
South Tahoe Airporter is a Green Award Winning Reno Tahoe Shuttle from Reno International Tahoe Airport to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Harveys Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Lakeside Inn and Casino and MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. Visit their website or call:(866) 898-2463
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TART, or Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit, is the public bus service that connects the North Tahoe areas with Truckee. TART has routes connecting the West Shore, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Incline, Truckee and all of the places in between! During both winter and summer, TART offers free night service along the West Shore between Squaw Valley and Crystal Bay as well as connections to Northstar. During the winter months, free ski shuttle service is also provided connecting guests from anywhere on the North and West Shores to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Homewood. TART’s Truckee local route offers service in the winter months throughout Truckee with connections to Donner Summit ski resorts daily. The Truckee local route offers service throughout the remainder of the year within the Town of Truckee Monday-Saturday as well as Dial-A-Ride service year round.There is a Tahoe City Transit Center that acts as a transfer station as well as a bus route and times information center, waiting area, bike lockers, bathrooms and automated TART pass vending machines. One-way tickets cost less than $2, making TART a cost-effective way to get around Tahoe.Contact Info: Truckee Depot, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA (530) 582-4964 Tahoe City Transit Center, 165 West Lake Boulevard, South of Fanny Bridge and the Y, Tahoe City, CA (530) 582-4964
Whether you’re on a budget, sick of driving or have had a few too many adult beverages, the Town of Truckee offers public transportation that, depending on the season, can get you close to home, drop you off on the slopes and maybe even keep you out of the drunk tank. Winter time fixed routes generally run mid-December through mid-March from near the new Truckee Community Center with stops downtown, Donner Lake and the Donner Summit ski resorts of Donner Ski Ranch, Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs, and Boreal. Non-winter time fixed routes don’t go up Donner Summit but do include the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, community center, downtown, the Deerfield Drive area, Donner State Park and the west end of Donner Lake. For senior citizens and those with disabilities, the town offers a dial-a-ride service for trips within town limits.Contact Info: 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA (530) 582-2489
The BluGo public bus service for Tahoe’s South Shore has three lines that provide service on the south end of Lake Tahoe. Route 50 is appropriately named, as it runs almost exclusively on U.S. Highway 50 (which is also Lake Tahoe Boulevard through most of the City of South Lake Tahoe) from the South Y Transit Center through South Lake Tahoe and Stateline to the Kingsbury Transit Center. Route 53 is similar but departs from Lake Tahoe Boulevard at Al Tahoe Boulevard and zigzags its way to Johnson and Glenwood and then along Ski Run to meet up with Pioneer Trail, which it follows back to the junction with Highway 50 and on over to the Kingsbury Transit Center. Route 23 has its base in the Heavenly Village and Stateline Transit Center area and follows Highway 50 through Stateline to Kingsbury Grade where it climbs up the hill to the Heavenly Stagecoach Lodge and the Ridge Resorts at the top of the mountain and then back down again. For bus travel farther into Nevada, the 20x line runs from the Stateline Transit Center up over Kingsbury Grade and into Carson Valley, while the 21x line travels from the Stateline center along U.S. Highway 50 along the East Shore up over Spooner Summit and into Carson City. Travel between Carson City and Minden/Gardnerville in the Carson Valley is available on the 19x.Contact Info: 128 Market Street #3F, Stateline, NV (775) 589-5500
With so many wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities interwoven between the communities, it is important to have a way to negotiate Lake Tahoe travel with ease. Things become much easier if you have your own transportation, here are some other alternatives. Grab the nearest rental car, taxi, limo, bus, or ski resort shuttle…and get here soon.