Compare train tickets from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe
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|Fastest Train||14h 55m|
|Trains Per Day||5|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.
In order to keep their 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 San Diego to South Lake Tahoe?
How do you find cheap train tickets from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe?
How long is the train journey from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe?
The distance between San Diego and South Lake Tahoe is approximately 458 miles, or 737 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 55 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?
When are the first and last trains of the day?
How many trains per day run from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe?
There are 5 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 San Diego.
What train services are there from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe?
Where is the train station in San Diego?
There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to South Lake Tahoe:
- 1050 Kettner Blvd
- 4005 Taylor St
Where is the train station in South Lake Tahoe?
South Lake Tahoe receives travelers from San Diego at its two active train stations:
- South Y Transit Ctr - 1000 Emerald Bay Rd
- Transp Ctr
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