Trains from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe
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There are 2 daily trains from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling by train from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe usually takes around 13 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 10 hours and 50 minutes.
|Distance||342 mi (550 km)|
|Fastest train||10h 50m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
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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. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
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 2 Amtrak trains from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $78.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.
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.
Can you take a train all the way from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe?
How long is the train journey from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe?
The distance between Burbank and South Lake Tahoe is approximately 342 miles, or 550 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 50 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
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.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
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.
Is there a direct train from Burbank to South Lake Tahoe?
Trains leave the station in Burbank twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, 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.
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 receives travelers from Burbank at its two active train stations.
All train stations in South Lake Tahoe:
South Y Transit Ctr - 1000 Emerald Bay Rd
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