Getting there & around
South Lake Tahoe’s main transportation hub is the South Y Transit Center, just south of the ‘Y.’ Amtrak Thruway buses to Sacramento stop here several times daily ($21, 2½ hours) but can only be boarded in conjunction with a train ticket.
Tahoe Casino Express (800-446-6128; one way/round trip $20/26) runs hourly buses (1½ hours) to the Reno/Tahoe International Airport from the Horizon Casino in Stateline from 7am to 9pm.
BlueGO(530-541-7149; www.bluego.org) local buses operate year-round from 6am to 1am daily, stopping all along Hwy 50 between the South Y Transit Center and Stateline. Rides cost $1.75.
BlueGO also operates casino shuttles ($1) and 24-hour on-demand shuttle services to anywhere within South Lake Tahoe (per person $3). Order rides by phone or from touchscreen kiosks located throughout town.
From mid-June to early September, BlueGO’s Nifty Fifty Trolley barrels along two loop routes between 11:30am and 8:30pm: from Ski Run Marina to Zephyr Cove and from the ‘Y’ to Camp Richardson, with onward connections to Emerald Bay. A day pass costs $3.
In winter, BlueGO provides free and frequent shuttle service to all Heavenly base operations every 20 to 30 minutes from stops along Hwy 50.