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How to take public transit from sf to tahoe

Folks it can be done, no I80, and no chains... I recommend it if you are staying for a week, for a weekend it's probably better to drive.

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Go to your neighborhood caltrain station

Go to your neighborhood caltrain station

Get off at 4th and King

Get off at 4th and King

Get on Amtrak Bus to Emeryville

Get on Amtrak Bus to Emeryville

Wait at the Emeryville Amtrak Station

Wait at the Emeryville Amtrak Station

Board the train

Board the train

Enjoy the view

Enjoy the view

Enjoy the ride

Enjoy the ride

Enjoy the ride

Enjoy the ride

Yes, there are outlets

Yes, there are outlets

There's snow coming down in the mountains...I can feel it

There's snow coming down in the mountains...I can feel it

Enjoy the view

Enjoy the view

Snow!!

Snow!!

Make train friends and drink wine!

Make train friends and drink wine!

Avoid nastiness on I80

Avoid nastiness on I80

Gorgeous views

Gorgeous views

Donner Lake

Donner Lake

Donner Lake

Donner Lake

Get to Truckee. Take the TART to your final destination! Or if your train gets in late like mine did, hitch a ride with another passenger who is going in your direction.

  • Amtrak ticket on the zephyr to Truckee (+return)
  • 2.00 for the TART
  • Food and Beverage
  • Noise Canceling Headphones
  • Computer/iPad