The distance between San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe is 154.96 miles or 249.32 km. A train trip from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe typically takes 5 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to South Lake Tahoe faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 4 hours and 55 minutes to get from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe.
Going from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe by train takes over 5 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.
On Sunday trains from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Amtrak train tickets from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe start from $59.00, and on average cost $59.00. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to South Lake Tahoe. Amtrak in San Francisco leaves from Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St, And in South Lake Tahoe trains arrive at Transp Ctr and one other train station.
From San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to South Lake Tahoe faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 55 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $59.00 for a one-way train ticket to South Lake Tahoe.