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
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
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
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
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
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.