How do I fly to South Lake Tahoe?
There are a few options to fly into South Lake Tahoe. The closest international airport is the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, offering flights on nine airlines and more than 130 nonstop flights daily. This airport is only a one hour drive from South Lake Tahoe hotels with Convenient express shuttle service available multiple times per day from the South Tahoe Airporter. If you prefer a taxi, limo, bus or car, visit the driving to Tahoe South page.
Another option is the Sacramento International Airport. SMF is roughly a 2-hour drive from Lake Tahoe and is served by 15 airlines offering more than 170 daily flights to over 40 nonstop destinations across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii. Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier, followed by American, Delta, and United.
If you prefer flying with an air taxi, GaryAir can fly you to Tahoe South.
New Aha! Air operated by ExpressJet, will launch service on October 24, 2021.
Award-winning air carrier JSX expands flight service between Oakland and Las Vegas to Reno-Tahoe. Flights depart and arrive at private terminals on 30-seat jets for a crowd-free, super-safe, and simple travel experience. More information.
Non-stop direct flights to Reno Tahoe:
The Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers ten airlines providing more than 130 daily flights serving the following non-stop destinations:
Atlanta – Seasonal
Austin – Scheduled to begin September 2021
Chicago/Midway (MDW) – Seasonal
Chicago/O’Hare (ORD) – Seasonal
Dallas Love Field – Seasonal
Houston/Hobby (HOU) – Seasonal
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Seasonal
New York (JFK)
Salt Lake City
These non-stop flights can also get you virtually anywhere within one-stop.