Getting to Lake Tahoe

Getting Around


Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the closest commercial air line located 60 miles east of Lake Tahoe and offers 170 plus flights a day to and from 19 non stop destinations. Click here to find flights to Reno from YOUR destination!

Airport Address:
2001 E. Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 328-6400

Other airports with access to Lake Tahoe:

Sacramento International Airport - approximately 120 miles away
San Francisco International Airport - approximately 200 miles away


The drive into Lake Tahoe is accessible by two major all weather highways: Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 50. I-80 is the best way to reach Tahoe’s north shore from East or West and is where you will find Incline Village, Kings Beach, Crystal Bay, Carnelian Bay, Truckee, Tahoe Donner, Tahoe Vista, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Traveling from the east, Highway 50 is a mellow and scenic drive that will bring you into Tahoe’s south shore to Zephyr Cove and Stateline, NV before crossing the state line into S. Lake Tahoe / Heavenly Valley where you can follow Lake Shore Blvd. up to Tahoe Keys, Emerald and Meeks Bay, and up the West side of the Lake to Tahoma and Homewood. 


Getting Around Lake Tahoe

Getting Around

Exploring Lake Tahoe is easy and most locations offer shuttles and affordable taxi services to get you where you need to go. Driving is the best way, just remember to have 4-wheel drive and bring along chains in the winter in order to make it up some of the steeper roads and driveways. The ski resorts offer ski in/ski out, walk to lifts, or even free shuttle service to lifts and gondola. It will take a little over a hour to drive the entire circumference around the Lake, but it’s worth the day trip as each neighborhood offers it’s own unique signature and vibe. Check out the lodging guide for your specific resort destination to find out more.