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Lake Tahoe Offers a Regional Transportation Guide Through Summer Construction

Last updated: February 2023

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Lake Tahoe Offers a Regional Transportation Guide Through Summer Construction

As multiple expansion projects throughout Lake Tahoe create a more eco-friendly, pedestrian-centered culture, the region provides a transportation guide for traveler efficiency, safety and convenience.

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. (Summer 2018) — Lake Tahoe’s multi-part regional construction plan adds new roundabouts and pathways, creating improved routes for pedestrians and “human-powered sports.” CALTRANS and NDOT work cooperatively on nine projects to protect the natural environment of Lake Tahoe and improve long-term traffic flow and commuter safety. In anticipation of a high volume of summer travelers, Lake Tahoe offers alternate routes and modes of transportation for those arriving from the Bay Area and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

From shuttles and water taxis, to bike paths and seaplanes—below is a transportation guide to and throughout Lake Tahoe.

Getting TO Tahoe

From Reno-Tahoe Airport – Take the shuttle

From Sacramento – Take the train

From the Bay Area and Sacramento – Fly or Drive

  • Flights
    • Direct flights to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport are available from San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.
    • Surf Air offers direct flights to the Truckee Tahoe Airport on a custom-designed executive aircraft.
    • Mountain Lion, a private charter service, offers direct flights to the Truckee Tahoe Airport.
    • Fly Blackbird is a seaplane air service offering commuter flights from Sausalito to the surface of Lake Tahoe, near Tahoe City.
  • Bus
    • Tahoe Convoy travels eastbound from the Bay Area every Friday night and returns westbound every Sunday night.
    • Greyhound operates San Francisco to/from Truckee.

Getting AROUND Tahoe


  • The Lake Tahoe Bike Coalition provides an detailed, Interactive Map detailing the best bike paths around the lake.
  • Lime, the electric scooter and bike share program on the south shore allows riders to hop on a “human powered vehicle” by downloading the Lime app.

Ale Trails

  • The North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail is an interactive map that connects North Lake Tahoe’s hiking and water trails with some of the best bars and restaurants on the north shore.
  • The South Tahoe Beer Trail  includes seven breweries within five miles or less from each other.


  • Instead of renting a car, vacationers can opt for a rideshare program like Uber and Lyft.

Shuttle & Bus Services

    • TART (Tahoe Area Regional Transport) – Find rides through TART’s new, user friendly website.
    • North Shore
      • Nifty 50 Trolley/ Emerald Bay Shuttle: West Shore service from Tahoe City to South Shore.
      • Express/Sand Harbor Shuttle: Incline Village to/from Sand Harbor
  • South Shore
  • Local South Shore Services – Routes 50, 53 and 23

For regional updates on and travel information, visit: CalTrans, NDOT, or LinkingTahoe.

About North Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a crown jewel of the Sierra. Formed approximately two million years ago, it is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the United States. North Lake Tahoe spans two states and boasts two dozen beaches, twelve ski resorts, hundreds of miles of biking trails, half a dozen communities, and a growing number of nationally recognized human-powered events, races and festivals. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village.

About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Designated the “America’s Best Lake” by USA TODAY readers (2012), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.