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Directions to Lake Tahoe

So you want to drive yourself to Lake Tahoe. There are 2 ways to get to the Lake Tahoe Resort Areas. 1) You can drive yourself. 2) You can take a shuttle from the airport. The driving directions to Lake Tahoe are below.

If you want to fly into Reno Airport, you can book your flights to Lake Tahoe,Reno in our airlines section, and then conveniently book your transportation in Lake Tahoe, either a rental car or a shuttle. Before starting out, you should know the secret road conditions telephone number (800) GAS ROAD and you can check the road conditions right here by just entering the highway number. For Nevada road conditions call (877)NV ROADS

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TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

Reno - 1-1/4 hours

Follow U.S. Highway 395 S to Carson City. Through Carson City to the junction of Highway 395 & U.S. Highway 50. Follow right-hand bend on Highway 50 up Spooner Summit. Continue on Highway 50 to the Nevada / California state line. California access is at the gondola in Heavenly Village on Highway 50 and also via Ski Run Blvd. to the California Base Lodge.

Sacramento - 2 hours

Follow U.S. Highway 50 East to junction of U.S. Highway 89 North. Continue on Highway 50 making right hand turn, following the bend in the road. California access is at the gondola in Heavenly Village on Highway 50 and also via Ski Run Blvd. to the California Base Lodge.

San Francisco - 3-1/2 hours

Follow Interstate 80 East to Sacramento. Continue on I-80 until the junction of U.S. Highway 50 East. Follow U.S. Highway 50 East to the junction of Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 89 N. Continue on Highway 50 making a right hand turn, following the bend in the road. California access is at the gondola in Heavenly Village on Highway 50 and also via Ski Run Blvd. to the California Base Lodge.

San Jose - 3-1/2 hours

Follow Interstate 680 North to Interstate 580 East towards Oakland and Stockton until Interstate 205. Take Interstate 205 exit towards Tracy and Stockton. Drive approximately 12.5 miles and take the Interstate 5 North exit. Take I-80 BR/US 50/CA 99 RAMP towards San Francisco and South Lake Tahoe. Stay straight on Highway 50 E until intersection of Highway 89 North. Continue on Highway 50 making a right hand turn, following the bend in the road. California access is at the gondola in Heavenly Village on Highway 50 and also via Ski Run Blvd. to the California Base Lodge. !

Los Angeles - 8 hours

Follow U.S. Highway 395 North to Bishop, CA and then to Minden, NV. At the intersection of State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade), turn left. At the top of Kingsbury turn left on Tram Way Drive and drive approximately 2 miles to Stagecoach Lodge. Or, after starting the descent on Kingsbury Grade, turn left on South Benjamin and drive approximately 1 mile to Boulder Lodge or continue on Kingsbury Grade to the Intersection of U.S. Highway 50 West. California access is at the gondola in Heavenly Village on Highway 50 and also via Ski Run Blvd. to the California Base Lodge.
Lake Tahoe Driving Map - Click for the large size
Lake Tahoe Driving Map

To North Shore - Lake Tahoe


From San Francisco/Bay Area - 3 Hours

Take Interstate 80-East to Truckee, California (about 200 miles from San Francisco). At Truckee, take the State Route 89-South exit, drive 5 miles. You will pass Olympic Village Turn-off for Squaw Valley and then head toward Tahoe City.

From Sacramento - 1 1/2 Hours

Take Interstate 80-East to Truckee, California (about 120 miles). At Truckee, take the State Route 89-South exit, drive and head into Tahoe City. You will have passed the Squaw Valley Ski Area and see the turn off for Alpine Meadows and Homewood

From Reno:

Take Interstate 80-West to Truckee, California (about 45 miles). At Truckee, take the State Route 89-South exit, drive 5 miles into Tahoe City.

From Los Angeles: - 8 Hours

There are two ways to go, check weather before driving. Take Highway 5 all the way through to Sacramento. In Sacramento take Interstate 80-East to Truckee, California (about 120 more miles). At Truckee, take the State Route 89-South exit, drive and head into Tahoe City. Or you can go via Highway 14 through Mojave. Pick up Highway 395 and take that past Mammoth Lakes to Highway 50 West, and climb the hill. When you get to the intersection of Highway 28 (Lake Tahoe Blvd. Go North, Toward Incline Village.)




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