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Regional Travel Alternatives

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

Tahoe is continually enhancing its 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 year-round local bus routes serve North Tahoe with schedules running day and night.
Use the trip planner and realtime location tracking

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Palisades (Squaw Valley) & Northstar

Free Weekend Ski Shuttles

TART also runs additional free weekend shuttles connecting North Tahoe and Truckee into Palisades (Squaw Valley) and Northstar

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TART bus winter

Palisades (Squaw Valley) & Alpine Meadows Free Microtransit

Free on-demand van service within Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, booked through app. Use the Palisades Tahoe Shuttle to travel between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

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Mountaineer Squaw


Both Lyft and Uber operate across Lake Tahoe

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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

Amtrak Capitol Corridor train travels from San Jose and Oakland to Sacramento, with two connecting buses to Lake Tahoe via Truckee per day

Capitol Corridor bus

Amtrak California Zephyr Train

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

Amtrak train


Greyhound bus travels from San Francisco and Oakland to Truckee, with two 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 finally start the return to the Bay Area around 4 PM. These buses are a great travel option for visitors without 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 Walnut Creek, and travels to Palisades (Squaw Valley)

Sports Basement

Tahoe Ski Trips

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

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Bay Area Ski Bus
Day Ski Bus
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