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The nearest airport to Lake Tahoe is Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO), in Reno, 50 miles northeast of the closest point on the lake. Airlines serving RNO include Alaska, Allegiant Air, American, Delta, Southwest, and United. Except for Allegiant Air, these airlines plus Aeromexico, Hawaiian, and JetBlue serve Sacramento International Airport (SMF), 112 miles from South Lake Tahoe. North Lake Tahoe Express runs buses ($45 one-way, $85 round-trip) between RNO and towns on the lake's western and northern shores, plus Incline Village, Truckee, Squaw Valley, and Northstar. South Tahoe Express runs buses ($29.75 one-way, $53 round-trip) between Reno–Tahoe Airport and resort hotels in the South Lake Tahoe area.

Airport Contacts

Reno Tahoe International Airport (2001 E. Plumb La., off U.S. 395/I–580, at Reno-Tahoe International Airport Exit, Reno, NV, 89502. 775/328–6400. www.renoairport.com.)

Sacramento International Airport (6900 Airport Blvd., 12 miles northwest of downtown off I–5, Sacramento, CA, 95837. 916/929–5411. www.sacramento.aero/smf.)

Transfer Contacts

North Lake Tahoe Express (866/216–5222. www.northlaketahoeexpress.com.)

South Tahoe Express (775/325–8944 or 866/898–2463. www.southtahoeexpress.com.)