Summer Transportation

Avoid parking and traffic hassle, while also helping to Keep Tahoe Blue. It's easy to use alternative transportation in Tahoe, especially during peak visitor seasons.


Find out how to get around Lake Tahoe without a car this summer! 


Linking Tahoe shows smart transportation options

Tahoe bike map

South Shore

Public bus

North Shore

Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART)

Downtowner microtransit service for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Paid shuttles from out of town: 


South Shore

Ride the Bus
Find all local south shore transit connections with the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD). Learn more. TTD offers daily service within Tahoe’s South Shore with regular connections to the Carson Valley and Carson City, Nevada. You can find out when your bus will arrive with real-time information on Transit.

Ride an e-scooter
Download the smartphone app to find a Lime scooter anywhere in South Lake Tahoe during the summer. You must be 18 to ride, you cannot ride on sidewalks, must pay attention to the restricted ("geofenced”" areas like Heavenly Village, and be safe and courteous to pedestrians, bikes, and cars. Be a roll model! Follow these simple bike share etiquette tips. 

South Tahoe Water Taxi
Catch a water taxi from Camp Richardson, Lakeside, Round Hill Pines, or Beach Retreat. You’ll enjoy a scenic, relaxing ride with one-way or roundtrip options available. Bring your bikes on board for free!

North Shore

Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART)
TART provides bus service along the North and West shores of Lake Tahoe, state Route 89 from Tahoe City to Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, and state Route 267 to Northstar California and Truckee. Hop on the bus and you can be car-free and carefree. TART runs at hourly and 30-minute service intervals. Find out when your bus will arrive with real-time information on Next Bus.

Sand Harbor by bus (and bike starting in July)
Sand Harbor is one of the highlights of the East Shore and the parking lot is often full by 9 am. Starting in 2019, there is expanded shuttle service to between Incline Village and Sand Harbor. Provided by TART and supported by TTD, the seasonal Sand Harbor Shuttle, is your best way to visit this iconic beach. 

Starting in July, 2010 the awe-inspiring Incline-to-Sand Harbor bike path will be open providing a stunning three mile ride from parking areas in Incline Village to the State Park.

Truckee Airport
Did you know you can bike from the Truckee Airport to downtown Truckee in less than 15 minutes? Truckee’s seasonal bike share system, Zagster, offers bikes for just $3 per hour. Download the app to unlock a bike and roll to your plane or explore the region’s extensive bike trails. Be a roll model! Follow these simple bike share etiquette tips.

Ride a bike

Tahoe has an extensive bike trail system that winds through scenic meadows and forests, and meanders through quiet neighborhoods. Many hotels and businesses offer bike rentals. This is also a favorite activity for families. Visit the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition for more information on cycling in Tahoe.

Flume Trail Bike Shuttle
Flume Trail Mountain Bikes operates a seasonal shuttle, June through October, 7 days a week. The shuttle is FREE with a bike rental, entrance fee for the State Park is included. You can also take one of the hourly shuttles with your own bike. The shuttle goes from Flume Trail Mountain Bikes next to Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village to Spooner Lake State Park. Then, you can ride your bike back to Flume Trail Mountain Bikes via the spectacular Flume Trail. The classic Flume Trail ride is 14 miles back to the shop/cafe and your car.

Bike parking

With over 400 safe, secure, and conveniently located bike racks, you'll never worry about where to lock up at Lake Tahoe. And if you do notice a place that needs more parking, let us know by using the interactive map

Lake Tahoe Water Trail

Find your paddle adventurealong Lake Tahoe's 75-mile shoreline with 20 public launch/landing sites and seven maps for day trips.

Park the car and walk

Depending on where you stay, Tahoe offers a few walkable communities. The Heavenly Village at south Stateline offers easy access to shops, beaches, casinos and the gondola.

Regional/getting here
Custom Bus Routes

Heading to or from Tahoe in a big group? Create your own bus schedule and route, or hop onto someone else’s planned bus route with Rally or Skedaddle. Some resorts already have pre-planned routes available.


Amtrak offers daily service to the North or South Shore. Bus service between Sacramento and the South Lake Tahoe Amtrak station runs once a day and connects to TTD South Shore bus services. The Amtrak California Zephyr Train will take you to Truckee where you can take the TART bus and explore Truckee or head to the North Shore.


Take a Greyhound from Northern California or Nevada to the downtown Truckee Station and pick up a bike, a bus, or carpool with a friend down to Tahoe.

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