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South Lake Tahoe - Reno Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from South Lake Tahoe to Reno. Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Reno usually takes around one hour and 30 minutes, but the fastest South Tahoe Airporter bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance42 mi (67 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$32.75
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceSouth Tahoe Airporter
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from South Lake Tahoe to Reno

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




December 30, 2019- Visiting family

South Tahoe Airporter

Look for round trip button when scheduling. I missed it and paid an extra $6.50

Look for round trip button when scheduling. I missed it and paid an extra $6.50

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What bus companies travel from South Lake Tahoe to Reno?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from South Lake Tahoe to Reno that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, South Tahoe Airporter usually offers more choice, with 14 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US41h 35m$32.75
South Tahoe Airporter141h 30m$32.75
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from South Lake Tahoe to Reno, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • South Tahoe Airporter

    South Tahoe Airporter

    Book South Tahoe Airporter from South Lake Tahoe to Reno from $33. There are 14 trips per day offered by South Tahoe Airporter from South Lake Tahoe to Reno and you can expect on average to pay for a South Tahoe Airporter ticket to Reno. In South Lake Tahoe, South Tahoe Airporter departs to Reno from Harrah's Lake Tahoe and one other station. In Reno, South Tahoe Airporter arrives at Reno-Tahoe International Airport .

    An average trip on South Tahoe Airporter from South Lake Tahoe to Reno takes 1 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available South Tahoe Airporter trip will get you to Reno in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, South Tahoe Airporter offers 14 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Reno.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Reno during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from South Lake Tahoe to Reno?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 30 minutes to cover the 42 miles from South Lake Tahoe to Reno. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from South Lake Tahoe to Reno for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave South Lake Tahoe?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from South Lake Tahoe to Reno, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from South Lake Tahoe to Reno every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from South Lake Tahoe to Reno without transferring.

City Information


Dazzling with neon lights and bustling through the night, Reno is a great destination for those seeking top-class entertainment. Though considerably outshined by Las Vegas, Reno still brings unique attractions to the table. Among the most notable destinations for non-gamblers is an independent art scene down at Riverwalk, where indie galleries as well as restaurants abound. Fans of the great outdoors should not miss out on nearby Lake Tahoe, which stands among the most beautiful vacation destinations in the country.

At its core, Reno is still a city for gamblers, and it certainly does not disappoint. Slot machines, table games and cabaret shows are available at the local casinos, ready to tempt risk-takers who wish to court Lady Luck.

Right in the heart of downtown Reno, you will find the Reno Amtrak station from where you can take a train to Northern California and beyond. The local Reno-Tahoe International Airport is located outside of the city and it provides quick access to international flight routes. The main bus stop that serves Reno is also located at the airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in South Lake Tahoe?

Main departure station: Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Buses to Reno leave from 3 stations in South Lake Tahoe.

All bus stations in South Lake Tahoe:

  • Harrah's Lake Tahoe

  • Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

  • Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Where does the bus arrive in Reno?

Main arrival station: Reno-Tahoe International Airport

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Reno.

All bus stations in Reno:

  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport

  • Reno-Tahoe Intl Airport

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