How To Get To North Lake Tahoe

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Getting North Lake Tahoe

Getting to North Lake Tahoe from the UK and Ireland could not be easier with 7 airlines offering direct daily services to California’s Bay Area. The easiest way and best way to get to North Lake Tahoe is to fly into any of the 3 major gateway cities in the Bay Area and take the easy drive into resort via highway 80. Having a vehicle in destination means you will be able to get the most out of destination and freedom to explore the whole region. For those not looking to drive in destination flight connections can be made to Reno international, located only 40 mins away from North Lake Tahoe. There is the North Lake Tahoe express is the official north Lake Tahoe transfer company to get you into destination without driving yourself.

Daily non-stop air service from the UK

London Heathrow

British Airways: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose

Virgin Atlantic: San Francisco

United Airlines: San Francisco

London Gatwick

British Airways: Oakland

Norwegian Airlines: Oakland*

*Service operates 5 times a week


Aer Lingus: San Francisco


Distances from

San Francisco – 3hrs 30mins

Oakland – 3hrs

San Jose – 3hrs 30mins



The best way to fly into Reno is with a connection via San Francisco with United Airlines. Most flights will get you into Reno in the early evening from SFO and the average connection time is 2hrs. Connections are also possible through Chicago and Houston into Reno with United Airlines.

American Airlines also offer connecting flights to Reno from the UK through Phoenix, Seattle and Chicago.


Car Hire

Car hire is available at all the major California/Nevada gateways with all major car hire companies.

Recommended Tour Operators for winter holidays in North Lake Tahoe are: Ski Safari, Ski Independence and Skiworld.