Getting Around

Get Around

Reno / Tahoe

By air, bus, car and train, if you’re looking to get to Reno/Tahoe, there are several ways to make the quick trip. Enjoying the place you’re staying but just want to get around? Whether you’re going to or fro, we’ll help point you in the right direction.


No matter where you plan to stay, Reno is likely the best vantage point for getting to Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and beyond. Here are a few easy ways to get to the Biggest Little City:

Many commercial airlines fly in and out of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Sacramento International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. Or, take a private flight with Blackbird Air Charter.

Amtrak stops in Reno coming from Sacramento and Salt Lake. Take the Greyhound from Sacramento to Reno.

Rent a car or drive your own to get here in just 3.5 hours from San Francisco and 1.5 hours from Sacramento.

With train stops dotting the Sierra, Amtrak takes the scenic route across California, Nevada and beyond. Checkout Amtrak’s California Zephyr Route with trains to and fro San Francisco.


Once you’ve made it to Reno, getting around is a breeze with these Getaway Approved means of travel:

With drop-off points dotting the region, RTC is a great option to explore Reno locally. Reno Tahoe Shuttles offers pickup options from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to multiple hotels and casinos. In North Lake, Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) stops at Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista and Squaw Valley.

If you don’t have the Uber and Lyft apps downloaded to your phone, definitely do before your trip. Here hundreds of happy drivers are at your fingertips and ready to take you where you need to go. Or, rent a car. You can get from Reno to Tahoe in under an hour!

Amtrak is leaving the station in downtown Reno and headed up the mountain in Truckee.

The flight from Reno to Tahoe may be one of the quickest you’ve made with Blackbird Air Charter.


Tahoe South:

You’ll have to fly into one of the major cities, so checkout the commercial airlines flying into Reno, Sacramento or San Francisco.

From Sacramento to Lake Tahoe, you can take an Amtrak Bus Connector from Sacramento Valley Station to the South Y Transit Center. From Reno, choose from various shuttle options including South Tahoe Airporter.

Uber, Lyft, or rental car. The gorgeous drive will be worth it!

The closest you can get to Tahoe by train is on the Amtrak California Zephyr Route to Truckee. From there other local transit connectors will be needed.


Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) offers bus services around the South Shore on the South Shore Service & Lake Express. From South Shore to East Shore, easily connect with East Shore Express (ESE). For local North Shore bus services, look up schedules for Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART).

Did we mention Uber, Lyft or renting a car?

Take a helicopter tour or private charter between shore with Blackbird Air Charter.

Reno / Tahoe

Area Maps

Choose your destination, hover over the markers on the map below to learn more about the area.

Known as the Biggest Little City, this is the mecca for entertainment and fun. Visit endless art exhibits, dine in some of our favorite districts, and spree at amazing shops.

Nestled in the Sierra, this mountain town is as charming as it is adventurous. Hit the slopes, take a hike, stroll down historic downtown, or just soak in the alpine air.

Located on the north side of Lake Tahoe where Big Blue streams into the Truckee River, celebrate the beauty of the bubbling (sometimes gushing) river and explore the many great businesses here.

A little eclectic, a little magical, Kings Beach is a favorite of locals and visitors with amazing beach views, cool old hotels, and delicious dining options.

With water sports, biking trails, shops, eateries and more, Incline Village has got it all along with some serious small-town charm.

Sweeping views of the lake, dozens of awesome shops, ski hills, restaurants and art spots await in this bustling lake town.

Toggling the Nevada-California border, this is a mecca for fun. Enjoy the many amenities and entertainment options offered at area casinos, bury your toes in the sand on great beaches, and board famous vessels on the lake.

The state’s capitol, Carson City is abuzz with the goings on of legislative action, as well as amazing historical places. They have some tasty dining options, too.

Take a step back in time in this historical mining town honoring the Gold Rush. Steeped in Wild West charm, saunter down the wood-planked walkways guiding you through fun, quirky shops, museums and eateries.

High granite peaks border this small country town that lies at the base of the eastern slope of Sierra mountain range. The town’s natural beauty will not disappoint. You can also visit Nevada’s oldest thirst parlor here.

Small, but mighty, Minden embraces all that is high desert farm country. Here you can soak in the simplicity of rural Nevada while visiting a local distillery, museums and historic parks.

Adjacent to Minden, get outside and go parking in this rustic, charming town. The views and outdoor fun here are amazingly memorable.

Recommended local sites for current conditions to make a safe and easy trip to Reno/Tahoe:

When you vacation in the Sierra, be sure to get out there and experience all this high desert and alpine oasis has to offer. Book your ride on these Getaway Approved means of travel to get going on your next great adventure!