Air Service into Reno-Tahoe International


  Reno is the closest airport  to South Lake Tahoe at 58 miles, Sacramento (SMF) at about 110 miles, or San Francisco (SFO) 190 miles and  Oakland (OAK) is 180 miles away.


Cheap Airfares from Reno by


Hawaiian Airlines 1-800-367-5320 Hawaii to: Sacramento, SFO,
American Airlines 1-800-433-7300 to Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco
Continental 1-800-525-0280 non stop to Reno from Houston
Delta Airlines 1-800-221-1212 none  Best airfare finder
Orbitz none shows fares of most airlines,
Pleasant Holidays 1-800-448-3333 from Hawaii to SFO
Southwest Air 1-800-IFLYSWA Most flights into Reno
United Airlines 1-800-UNITE-1 Into Reno


 The Marathon official car rental is  Hertz Rental Car offering a special marathon rate and drive the 58 miles to South Lake Tahoe.  You may also pick up and use the special discount from several other airport locations. A Hertz rental car would probably be best for sightseeing. Click here for rates.

Canadians can call Charlene (Village Travel & Cruises) in Vancouver at: 800-578-5565 for your travel needs.

Check for internet fares at  or or or the web side for the dominate airline from your departure city.

For the best fare, reserve and buy your tickets early as the cheap seats on each flight go early. Prices go up inside of 14 days and severely up inside of 7 days. The lowest fares are usually if you fly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Red eye flights (after 9 p.m.) and early morning flights are cheaper. Prices on Friday and Sundays are usually higher.

Air fare sales are usually after each major holiday. For summer travel, the best fares are usually on sale around Washington's Birthday or just after Easter.

AIR TRAVEL should be made into Reno which is 1 hour and 10 minutes from South Lake Tahoe and 45 minutes from Tahoe City. Sacramento is 2 hours away and San Francisco is 3 1/2 hours away.

Airport Shuttle Service:

South Tahoe Express charges about $48 round trip from Reno to several Hotels.

For Shuttle Service to North Lake Tahoe including the start line are of Tahoe City call: (800) 426-5644. It's about 45 minutes to Tahoe City from Reno by private car.