Getting Around South Lake Tahoe

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    Blue Buses

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    One thing wonderful about Tahoe is the transportation services. Lots of different systesm are available if you do not want to drive your car.

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    BlueGO has friendly people that can help you get to where you need to go! There are many ways to contact us. Start off by visiting one of the three transit centers in our service area listed below:

    1.South Y Transit Station – 1000 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA - Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Closed on Weekends.
    2.Stateline Transit Center (Inside Explore Tahoe) – 4114 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA – Open Seven Days A Week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed on Major Holidays
    3.Kingsbury Transit Center (Inside the Visitor Center) – 169 Highway 50, Stateline, NV – Open Seven Days A Week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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    Cruise Around The Lake

    by lmkluque Updated Jul 25, 2012

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    Getting around by boat is so much fun. We drove in a car most of the time, but getting around the Lake by boat is really fun. There are landing docks all round and at each there is something of interest to see or do. Also, the views on the lake are lovely and sometimes awesome.

    If you haven't a boat of your own, it is possible to rent one. Also, using jet skis would be fun too!

    When evening falls and you want to do something a bit more lively, just take the boat over to the Nevada side for an evening of Shows and gambling and Casino buffets.

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    The best way to go

    by hartmany Written Jan 18, 2006

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    If you're flying into the Reno airport, the best way to get to Lake Tahoe is by the South Tahoe Express. This reliable outfit departs the airport 11 times daily and stops at the major casinos and lakeside. It is a reasonable $21.00 one way or $38.00 roundtrip.

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    How to use that funny middle lane on highway 50

    by tahoekelly Updated Aug 25, 2006

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    Highway 50 is the main artery in South Lake Tahoe. From the "Y" at the west end of town to Stateline (you guessed it, the CA/NV border) and a bit beyond, the road is 2 lanes in each direction, with a funny 5th lane in the middle. That 5th lane is a TURN LANE.

    I know, you haven't seen this in _______ * (*insert your hometown) but here we use this handy land to keep from stopping traffic when we make a left hand turn. It is REALLY easy to use:

    1) signal your intention to turn left.
    2) move into the middle turn lane.
    3) wait for an opening in traffic and
    4) turn left, into your destination.

    If you follow these simple steps, the locals of SLT will nod approvingly and you will not get the middle finger and a shout of "*%$& touron". It works equally well when needing to make a left turn onto the highway.

    Glossary: "Touron" = tourist + word meaning not very smart person (hint: rhymes with boron)

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    Fly into Reno, and then take...

    by LowBrow Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fly into Reno, and then take the Tahoe Casino Express Bus. It's only $34 round trip, takes about 1.5 hours.
    There is a good bus system in town, it picks up at all the Major Casinos. Also, the Ski Resorts have shuttle buses too!

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    BlueGo, local bus service

    by bpwarne Written Sep 25, 2008

    Various fixed routes on Lake Tahoe South Shore with one-way fares of $1.75, seniors and handicapped pay $.50. Day passes, monthly passes, and other special rates also available.
    Bike racks on most busses. A convenient way to get around the south shore.

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    Reno airport to South Lake

    by DSwede Updated Jan 10, 2011

    The only way that I know to get to South Lake Tahoe on public transit (without getting a taxi or chartering a private shuttle) would be to take a bus to Carson, then another up to SLT.

    RTC Washoe provides bus services to Carson City from Reno.
    Look under "intercity"
    The buses even have free WiFi!!

    BlueGo offers public transit between the South Lake Tahoe Area and Carson.

    From there, you can take South Tahoe Area Ground Express (STAGE) up highway US-50. phone number is (530) 573-2080.

    Alternatively, you can charter a ride up to Incline Village, then take the TART bus to South Lake. But this would be more time consuming and more expensive.

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    Public Transport between North and South Shores

    by DSwede Updated Oct 20, 2014

    The TART (Tahoe Area Regional Transit) operates buses between all towns on the north and west coast of Tahoe.

    BlueGo offers public transit in the South Lake Tahoe Area:

    If you want to stay on public transportation, you can take BlueGo on the south to/from the town of Tahoma. (take the Trolley, route 30)
    TART will then be your option on the north to/from anywhere else between Truckee, Tahoe City and Incline Village.

    For all transport to/from the Lake, as well as around the lake, check out this consolidated map with links to the respective providers:

    This will take you around the long way of the lake, but if you have the time, is a beautiful drive!!

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