Area transportation

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.

 

Airport Shuttles

Rental Cars

Trains

Public Shuttles

Taxis, Limos

 

 

 


Airport Shuttles

North LakeTahoe Express - Airport Shuttle Service
(866) 216-5222 - Reservations Required.
The North Lake Tahoe Express offers scheduled VIP Airport service from 5:30am until Midnight to the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Region to and from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport daily. Call for reservations and information.

 

 

Rental Cars

Below is a list of rental car companies available in the North Lake Tahoe area.

 

Alpine Car Rental

1056 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, NV

(775) 833-4424

 

Enterprise Rent-a-car

11375 B Deerfield Dr., Truckee, CA

(530) 550-1550

 

Hertz

10266 Truckee Airport Rd., Truckee, CA

(530) 550-9191

For rental cars out of the area airports, please click on the links below.

 

 

Trains

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.

 

Truckee Amtrak Station

Railroad St. & Commercial Row

Truckee, CA 96161



Public Shuttles

Help keep Tahoe Blue by using public transportation! Many of our shuttles are free, while some charge a small fee. Please visit www.laketahoetransit.com for more on fees, schedules and other information. Click here for a list of ski resort shuttles and their schedules.

 

Free Ski Shuttle
800-736-6365
Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Homewood - served by TART operated weekend and holiday week shuttle.

Night Rider FREE Night Service
530-546-2912
Stopping at all TART public bus stops. Runs at night in the summer and winter, varying schedules. It' free!

TART (Tahoe Area Regional Transit)
(530)550-1212
Schedules run 7 days a week from
6:30 AM 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.


Taxis, Limos

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.

 


Anytime Taxi

(530) 414-4187

ServingInclineVillage, NorthShore, Northstar, WestShore, Truckee and Squaw Valley.
 

Fast Taxi

(530) 583-6699

Serving Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, WestShore, Northstar and Truckee.

 

High Sierra Taxi
(530) 412-1927 Serving North Tahoe And Truckee

 

North Tahoe Checker

(530) 546-8844

ServingNorthShore, Truckee, WestShore, Squaw Valley and InclineVillage.

 

North Tahoe Limousine

(800) 832-8213

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 a challenge as well as a thrill.

From Incline Village, continue East on Hwy 28 towards South Lake Tahoe. You will pass Sand Harbor 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 East Shore is utterly unbeatable.

Miles Around Town:

TAHOE CITY TO:

Town

Miles

Alpine Meadows

4

Squaw Valley

7

Tahoe Vista

7

West Shore

8

Incline Village

18

 

TAHOE VISTA TO:

Town

Miles

Tahoe City

7

Truckee

17

West Shore

15

Incline Village

10

 

INCLINE VILLAGE TO:

Town

Miles

Crystal Bay

4

Kings Beach

8

Tahoe City

18

Truckee

20

West Shore

26

KINGS BEACH TO:

Town

Miles

Tahoe City

8

Incline Village

8

Truckee

12

West Shore

16