Lake Tahoe West Shore Transportation and Travel
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Larger map at VirtualTahoe
Directions,
I-80 Sierra Nevada Maps and Services,
Road Conditions at CalTrans
Caltrans: I-80, 89
www.tahoeroads.com

Winter Travel Tips at CalTrans
See also: Travel Info. at the I-80 page.
and Gas Prices

Passes
Pass - RoadElevation
Truckee River - Hwy 89N
Tahoe Outlet
6,230'
McKinney-Rubicon Rd.
jeep trail
7,127'
Spooner Summit - Hwy 50E 7,146'
Brockway Summit - Hwy 267 7,199'
Donner Summit - Hwy 80 7,239'
Daggett Pass - Hwy 207 7,334'
Echo Summit- Hwy 50W 7,382'
Luther Pass - Hwy 89S 7,735'
Barker Pass
Blackwood canyon Rd.
7,780'
Mt. Rose Summit- Hwy 431 8,933'

      Transportation
Most of the information below is for 2006. Check the web sites below or call to get current schedules and rates.
Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART)..(530) 550-1212 800-736-6365
  Runs between Tahoma and Incline Village hourly 7 AM to 6 PM
  and between Tahoe City and Truckee every hourly 6 AM - 6:30 PM
RealTime tracking at NextBus.com 45 min from Homewood to Truckee
Amtrak..............(800) 872-7245 (USA-RAIL)
  Richmond (RIC) to Soda Springs (SOD) or Truckee (TRU) $44
Truckee to Richmond 12:05 - 5PM, 5:40-10:35
Weekend Schedule from Richmond 98:07, 9:22 AM, 10:37, 1:47
Greyhound.......................(800) 231-2222
Reno
Reno/Tahoe Airport Services
North Lake Tahoe Express - (530) 581-3922 - $35 ($60 round trip) from Reno Airport.
- Greyhound - from Downtown Reno (155 Stevenson St) Reno to Truckee $12.50 5:30 am., 9:30 am and 3:30 pm (2006 schedule. check for current) You can take a RTC (Regional Transportation Commission) Bus from the airport to downtown (4th and Center - 7 blocks from Greyhound) for $3.25 but there are only 3 buses/day - Airport Mini Bus..........(775) 323-3727 Cars only $53/hr. 2 hrs. to Truckee, 3 hrs to Tahoe City - Sierra West Limousine (775) 588-4500 $69/hr.
More information at: Truckee Visitors Center (530) 587-0476 Truckee.com
10065 Donner Pass Rd. at the Train Station in Old Truckee (map)
North Lake Tahoe Express, Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART), Greyhound and Amtrak all stop here.

Mass Transit from San Francisco
Airport
Carrier cost time freq-
uency
Phone
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) from airport to Richmond $6 1:10 20 min 510 236-2278
Amtrak from Richmond (RIC) to Truckee (TRU) $44 4:25 4.5-5 hrs. 800 USA-RAIL
Note 1: You can also catch BART from downtown.
Note 2: There is only one Amtrak train which goes thru to Truckee the rest of the time you switch to an Amtrak/Capitol Corridor Bus Bus in Sacramento.

Eg. Homewood to SF Airport
TART to Homewood to Truckee  1 hr
Amtrak Truckee to Richmond   4.5-5 hrs
BART  Richmond to SF Airport 1:10 (Switch to Airport line at MacArthur)
Greyhound:
Oakland to Truckee $34 5 hr. 15 min Departs from Oakland 6:15 AM and 12:40 PM
San Francisco to Truckee $32 5 hrs. 30 min. Departs 425 Mission St. 6 AM, 12 PM

Mass Transit from Sacramento
The bus service associated with Amtrak (Capitol Corridor) will not allow you to take their bus without a train portion, so you would have to go to Davis and take the train to Sacramento then Bus to Truckee. ???

Greyhound.....715 L St...........(800) 231-2222
9:20 AM - noon; 3:50 PM - 5:50 PM $30

Amtrak...401 I St.....(800) 872-7245 (USA-RAIL)
California Zephyr 10:50 AM - 12:50 PM $40

Truckee:
Truckee Trolley.................(530) 587-7451
Taxi: $3/mi.
High Sierra (530) 412-1927 - Special Sierra Club rate $30, contact Saer
Ace High Taxi, Truckee (530) 412-3583
Mountain Cab, Truckee (530) 582-5828
Fast Taxi, Truckee (530) 582-9299
Fast Taxi Sqw Vly 583-6699
North Tahoe Checker - Tahoe City - (530) 587-0666

Links:
See Reno Car Rental in Travel
Gas Prices Page
Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART)
Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association
Tahoe's Best Page
Getting Around page at VisualTahoe.
Airports - Reno Airport Transportation.
Transportation at NorthStar


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