Hassle Free Ways to Get Around Lake Tahoe

By: Trent Unruh

Tahoe Transportation District Bus Summer

You planned the trip, packed your bags, and made it to South Lake Tahoe. Why not take your foot off the gas pedal, grab a bike, and hop onto one of the many FREE shuttles offered by the Tahoe Transportation District?

Where Can I Go?

From South Shore, north to Incline Village and all the way around the lake to Tahoma, you can take in all the incredible views and experiences Tahoe has to offer without busting out the map app on your phone. 

Please Note: Route 28 from Incline Village to Sand Harbor has been suspended

Once you get to the end of the road, you can grab your bike from the rack on the outside of the bus, give your driver a friendly nod, and go as far as your two wheels can carry you. With South Lake Tahoe recently designated as a Bike Friendly Community, you can count on finding nearby bike racks while you hit the town or take to the beach.

Tahoe Transit Map Lake Tahoe

Why Take Tahoe Transit?

  • If you need a reason other than saving money, maybe skipping the hassle of parking is enough to convince you. While incredible views of the lake and surrounding mountains are in abundance around here, parking spots can be a bit tougher to find, especially in the more populated areas around the lake. 
  • Taking a free ride with Tahoe Transit can also help protect this special place. Each year more than 50 million vehicles journey into and out of the Tahoe Basin. Small pieces of dust, dirt, and smoke from roadways and parking lots make up about 70 percent of the particulates that enter Lake Tahoe and are a significant factor in declining lake clarity.
  • Planning your trip is easy, just download the Transit app and stay in-the-know with real-time updates on your route. Available for Apple and Android devices.
Transit App logo
Transit App Logo

South Lake Tahoe is one of only TWO seasonal locations in the world that offers Lime scooters. Click here to learn more about this fun and environmentally friendly way to see Lake Tahoe.

Lime Scooters at Lake Tahoe
Lime Scooters at Lake Tahoe

Getting to Tahoe’s South Shore

Looking for a ride between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Tahoe’s South Shore? The South Tahoe Airporter offers multiple departures daily. Just kick back and enjoy the scenery!

Prefer to travel by rail? An Amtrak train can get you as far as Sacramento to the west of Lake Tahoe and Reno to the northeast, both short bus rides from South Lake Tahoe.

Want to see Tahoe for yourself? Check out our visual stories!

Tahoe South Trip Planning App Visit Widget Plan the Perfect Day

Start Planning

Download the Tahoe South App

Make planning easy with this guide to all the must-see vistas, must-eat dishes and must-experience attractions.

Plan Your Trip