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Modesto-South Lake Tahoe Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Modesto to South Lake Tahoe?

Lowest Price$41.00
Fastest Train4h 17m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Modesto to South Lake Tahoe right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Modesto to South Lake Tahoe?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Modesto 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Modesto to South Lake Tahoe?

In the last month, $41.42 was the average price of a train ticket from Modesto, CA to South Lake Tahoe, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Modesto to South Lake Tahoe?

The distance between Modesto and South Lake Tahoe is approximately 106 miles, or 170 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 17 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 from Modesto to South Lake Tahoe are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Modesto at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 Modesto to South Lake Tahoe?

Trains leave the station in Modesto 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 Modesto.

Which train should you take from Modesto to South Lake Tahoe?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Modesto, California to South Lake Tahoe, California. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 29m$43.02

Where is the train station in Modesto?

There is one train station in Modesto:

  • 1700 Held Dr

Where is the train station in South Lake Tahoe?

South Lake Tahoe receives travelers from Modesto at its two active train stations:

  • South Y Transit Ctr - 1000 Emerald Bay Rd
  • Transp Ctr

Price trends for trains from Modesto to South Lake Tahoe

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