Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by hotreds, Feb 27, 2016.
What is the best way to get to Lake Tahoe from the east coast? Fly into Reno and rent a car or?
We always used to fly into Reno and rent a car (car rentals are much cheaper in Reno-no ripoff airport fees) but the airfares from PHL/EWR have been prohibitive in the last few years and they are long flights-no non stops. What we do now is to fly to LAS, rent a car and drive up. It's about 7+ hours but we don't mind the drive through the desert. If we have time, sometimes we'll stop overnight in Bishop after visiting some of our favorite places along Rt 395-lot of things to see along that route. We'll be doing just that on our April trip.
Best? What do you want to do, budget, time? Reno's close. Sacto's not a bad drive and might make more $$$ sense, might not. There have been several threads here recently with thoughts on making the drive.
When I went over Christmas I flew into Reno and then arranged for the casino limo to pick me up. Made it much more pleasant as I didn't have to worry about the road conditions and got to just relax.
Flying to Reno makes the most sense logistically, but if Reno air fares are prohibitive, flying into Oakland, SF or Sacramento offer a much shorter drive than flying into Las Vegas.
Thats what we did back in 2000.Except we flew into LV,stayed a couple of days then flew rt to Reno on SW Air which was a short cheap flight,then flew back to EWR from LV. We stayed one night at one of the better newer hotels in Reno (forget the name) just to see the place
We rented a car in Reno then drove to Tahoe. Theres two routes to get there, a shorter route thru Carson City and a slightly longer route thru Silver City(scenic) if you have time I'd stop in Silver City.
May have to rethink this as part of a Vegas vacation rather than a separate trip.
Fly into Sac, and rent a car, drive to Tahoe (approx 2 hours, beautiful drive)
Skip Reno entirely.
Now the flt LAS-RNO is $30 more each way than our flt PHL-LAS.
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