It’s easy to get around all 180 degrees of North Lake Tahoe! With free public shuttles, taxis, limos, trains and rental cars, we guarantee you’ll get wherever you need to go quickly and without hassle. Traveling in a herd? Many of our shuttle and taxi services can accommodate large groups. Just be sure to call ahead of time and let them know.
North LakeTahoe Express - Airport Shuttle Service
The North Lake Tahoe Express offers scheduled VIPAirport service from until to the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Region to and from the Reno-TahoeInternationalAirport daily. Call for reservations and information.
Below is a list of rental car companies available in the North Lake Tahoe area.
Amtrak’s California Zephyr line services the Truckee, CA station daily. Other stops on this route include Denver, Salt Lake City, Elko, Sparks, Reno, Colfax, Roseville, Sacramento, Davis, Martinez and Emeryville.
Click here to go to Amtrak’s website and find out more about specific schedules and rates.
Summer transportation, 9am - . Services all areas, plus Granlibakken on call. Tahoe Trolley/Night Rider runs in the summer and winter seasons from 7:00 pm and 11:30 pm from Incline Village/Crystal Bay/Tahoe City and Squaw Valley. Granlibakken on call.
Night Rider FREE Night Service
Stopping at all TART public bus stops. Runs at night in the summer and winter, varying schedules. It' free!
TART (Tahoe Area Regional Transit)
Schedules run 7 days a week from until 6:30 PM. TART operates along 30 miles of Lake Tahoe shoreline and includes a shuttle between TahoeCity and Truckee via Hwy. 89. Bike racks are available in the summer and ski racks in winter.
Truckee Transit (530) 587-7451 Runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, no service between 1:15 to 2:15, Monday thru Saturday. Services from the Truckee Airport/Downtown Commercial Row/Donner Lake.
Many of these services can accommodate large groups. Be sure to tell drivers how many people are in your party ahead of time so they can plan accordingly.
Airport service, Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, 24 hours per day, any occasion or special event, Lake Tahoe tours.
Reno Tahoe Limousine (800) 660-4546 – Stretch Limos, Ultra Stretch SUV Limos, Party & Mini Busses, Vans
Squaw Valley Taxi/Taxi Tahoe - All Star Taxi (530) 584-6244
Limousine and Taxi services.
Truckee River Taxi (530) 386-3935 Online Reservations Available for Airport Service to/from Reno and Truckee Airports. Servicing: Tahoe City, North Shore, Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Truckee, West Shore, and N Lake Casinos. Large Vehicles Available for Bachelor/ette party transport, Special Events, and River Rafting Shuttles.
Truckee Tahoe Transportation (530) 582-5828 Limousine and taxi services. Airport, Private Car, Group, Taxi and Delivery services
Where to Go
If you’re looking to explore North Lake Tahoe on wheels, any local will tell you that the best part about driving in this area are the spectacular views at every turn. Below are a couple of suggestions on where to go for the best perspectives.
From Tahoe City, drive South on Hwy 89 along the West Shore all the way down to Emerald Bay, where you will be privy to one of the most majestic views of the Lake and surrounding mountains. Although the views are amazing, be sure to keep your eyes on the road, as narrow switchbacks and one cliff section with no guard rails make this achallenge as well as a thrill.
From InclineVillage, continue East on Hwy 28 towards South Lake Tahoe. You will pass SandHarbor and then through Cave Rock, one of the Lake’s most intriguing natural formations. Watch out for pedestrians and bicycles through the cave. This is a great drive to take at sunset, as the view of the mountains and setting sun from the EastShore is utterly unbeatable.