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Burbank to South Lake Tahoe train

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Burbank - South Lake Tahoe Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling by train from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe usually takes 23 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 11 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance342 mi (550 km)
Fastest train11h 20m
Lowest price$87.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Which train should you take from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Burbank to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak323h 16m$108.33
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $87.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Burbank and South Lake Tahoe is approximately 342 miles, or 550 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains departing from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Burbank at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from South Lake Tahoe to Burbank.

City Information

Station Information

Where is the train station in Burbank?

Main departure station: 3750 Empire Ave

There is one train station in Burbank.

All train stations in Burbank:

  • 3750 Empire Ave

Where is the train station in South Lake Tahoe?

Main arrival station: Transp Ctr

South Lake Tahoe has one train station.

All train stations in South Lake Tahoe:

  • Transp Ctr

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