You don't need a car to get around Lake Tahoe! 

The Tahoe Basin is continually working to enhance local transit options 

If Tahoe Convoy doesn't match your schedule on Friday or Sunday, you can purchase a one-way Tahoe Convoy ticket and choose from these other regional transit options and day ski buses connecting the Bay Area with Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe

Free Local Bus Service

TART's free local bus routes serve North Tahoe with schedules running day and night. Use the trip planner and realtime location tracking

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Squaw & Northstar

Free Local Ski Shuttles

TART also runs free ski shuttles, connecting North Tahoe and Truckee into Squaw Valley and Northstar

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Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Free Microtransit

Free van transportation within Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, booked through app. Use the Squaw Alpine Shuttle to travel between the valleys

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Mountaineer Squaw


Both Lyft and Uber operate across Lake Tahoe.

Get $5 off Lyft as your first/last mile connection to Tahoe Convoy! Enter Lyft promo code: TVLCONVOY19

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High Sierra    (530) 412-1927

Tahoe Independent   (530) 546-8687

Tahoe Taxi Express   (530) 386-5559

Dave's Taxi Tahoe   (831) 521-5144

North Tahoe Checker   (530) 546-8844

Fast Taxi   (530) 583-6699

Anytime Taxi   (530) 562-4532

Rubicon Taxi   (530) 448-4843

Tahoe Taxi

Tahoe Convoy is not the only transit option connecting the Bay with the Lake

Tahoe Convoy serves the weekend journey, traveling eastbound on Friday night and returning westbound on Sunday night (or Monday night during 3-day weekends). If our Friday or Sunday travel times don't align with your schedule, you can purchase a one-way Tahoe Convoy ticket and use one of these other travel options.

Capitol Corridor Train + Bus

Capitol Corridor bus

Amtrak California Zephyr Train

Amtrak California Zephyr train travels Emeryville to Truckee along the historic and scenic Overland Route with 1 train per day. The westbound train originates in Chicago and sometimes arrives in Truckee behind schedule

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Greyhound bus travels San Francisco and Oakland to Truckee, with 3 daily buses


Day Ski Buses

There are several day ski buses that connect the Bay Area directly with ski resorts on weekends and holidays. Day ski buses depart the Bay Area around 5 AM, arrive at one preselected resort around 9 AM, and then depart for the Bay Area around 4 PM. These buses are a great travel option for skiers who don't have overnight accommodations at Lake Tahoe.

To unlock more travel options, you can ride Tahoe Convoy one way and a day ski bus the other way. For example, to travel eastbound Friday evening and return westbound Saturday evening, ride Tahoe Convoy for your eastbound Friday trip and use a day ski bus for your Saturday evening return.

Sports Basement


Sports Basement has pickup locations at its stores in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sunnyvale and Redwood City, and travels to Squaw Valley or Northstar

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Tahoe Ski Trips

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Tahoe Ski Trips (formerly known as Bay Area Ski Bus)  has pickup locations in San Francisco, the Peninsula, the South Bay and the East Bay, and travels to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar and Sugar Bowl 

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NAC Ski Bus

NAC Ski has pickup locations in San Francisco, the Peninsula, the South Bay and the East Bay, and travels to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar 

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