How do I fly to South Lake Tahoe?
There are a few options to fly into South Lake Tahoe. The closest international airport is the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, offering flights on nine airlines and more than 130 nonstop flights daily. This airport is only a one-hour drive from South Lake Tahoe hotels with a Convenient express shuttle service available multiple times per day from the South Tahoe Airporter. If you prefer a taxi, limo, bus, or car, visit the driving to Lake Tahoe page.
Reno Airport, real-time parking availability. Visit www.RenoAirport.com, or our Parking page, to see how many parking spaces we have available, so you can make the most informed decision before arriving at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Another option is the Sacramento International Airport. SMF is roughly a 2-hour drive from Lake Tahoe and is served by 15 airlines offering more than 170 daily flights to over 40 nonstop destinations across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii. Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier, followed by American, Delta, and United.
If you prefer flying with an air taxi, GaryAir can fly you to Lake Tahoe.
New Aha! Air operated by ExpressJet, launched service on October 24, 2021.
aha! announced nonstop flights between Boise, Idaho and Reno-Tahoe beginning August 31, 2022. aha! is celebrating the launch of Boise with introductory fares of $39 each way. These special one-way fares must be booked by August 15 and travel completed by October 31. Seats are limited and other restrictions apply.
Non-stop direct flights to Reno Tahoe:
The Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers eleven airlines providing more than 130 daily flights serving the following non-stop destinations:
Atlanta – Seasonal
Austin – Scheduled to begin September 2021
Chicago/Midway (MDW) – Seasonal
Chicago/O’Hare (ORD) – Seasonal
Dallas Love Field – Seasonal
Houston/Hobby (HOU) – Seasonal
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Seasonal
New York (JFK)
Salt Lake City
These non-stop flights can also get you virtually anywhere within one-stop.
New flights to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport are continually being added, making getting here even easier.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s newest nonstop destinations on the West Coast are served by aha! Airlines. This regional airline will fly direct to Reno Tahoe from Tri-Cities, Wash.; Bakersfield, CA; Ashland, OR; Springfield, OR; Ontario, CA; Bend, OR; Arcata, CA; and Fresno, CA.
Skip the airport line when you book your flight on JSX. This unique hop-on jet service operates out of private terminals at the airport, meaning no lines or crowds. Easily get to Reno on direct flights from Hollywood Burbank International Airport or John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
New Delta Air Lines flights include three daily direct flights between LAX and RNO.
With two daily flights from Los Angeles, Alaska Airlines gives you great schedule options when flying between LAX to RNO.
Allegiant offers nonstop service from Orange County to Reno, with flights twice a week. For those traveling between Las Vegas and Reno, Allegiant’s nonstop flight is offered five days per week.
Travelers in Southern California can fly direct from Long Beach or San Diego to Reno on Southwest Airlines. Direct flights between LAX and Reno have resumed, and direct flights between Chicago Midway and RNO are also available. Southwest’s daily direct flights between San Jose and RNO have also resumed.
Another new flight between Texas and Reno Tahoe is offered by United. This nonstop flight between Houston (IAH) and Reno is once per day, seven days a week.
In addition to American Airlines‘ daily nonstop flight for visitors from Austin, Texas, they also resumed their nonstop daily flights from LAX to Reno.
Another nonstop flight from the East Coast is back as JetBlue has resumed its direct flight between JFK and Reno-Tahoe International Airport.