El Dorado County, Northern California
Douglas County, Nevada

Getting to South Lake Tahoe



Directions to South Lake Tahoe


The best approach to South Lake Tahoe is via Highway 50, either coming from Sacramento or Carson City, NV. If coming from the Truckee area, the best route is south to Tahoe City and down the west side of the lake to South Lake Tahoe. It's a slow drive, however.

An alternate route to South Lake Tahoe is to use Highway 88 either from California or Nevada and then at Hope Valley cross over to South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89.

Mileage and Driving Times to
South Lake Tahoe
Miles Hours Mins.
Bakersfield 373 6 11
Fresno, CA 271 4 39
Las Vegas, NV 477 8 31
Los Angeles 482 7 51
Placerville 58 1 16
Reno, NV 64 1 48
Redding 262 4 27
Sacramento 101 1 59
San Francisco 186 3 22
San Jose 215 3 49
Stockton 147 2 40
Tahoe City 28 1 08
Truckee 42 1 32

map of Lake Tahoe area