Get on board water shuttle, trolley


On land or water, day or night, North Lake Tahoe is the place to be. It’s now easier than ever to travel from your pillow to destination and back home again via comfortable, frequent and reasonable public transportation involving only a short walk or bike ride to make a connection. In addition to the every 30 minute TART service and the Reno Airport to the Lake via the North Lake Tahoe Express, the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association is providing funding for three unique transit opportunities this summer to further enhance getting around North Lake Tahoe.

North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle
Starting its second season, this 12-passenger, eight-bike Centurion shuttle provides continual service each day and evening until 11:30 p.m. stopping at docks in Homewood, Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay and Tahoe Vista. You can take a short, enjoyable ride on the water to shopping, dining, sightseeing and recreation. Your trip can be a round-trip or combined with biking or a convenient TART bus ride from all of the docks served. New this year are later hours allowing dining out and evening entertainment at Captain Jon’s, Gar Woods Grill and Pier, West Shore Café, Obexer’s Marina and a variety of establishments in and around the Tahoe City Marina. While shuttle reservations are certainly recommended, walk-up boardings are possible on a space-available basis. The North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle will provide an enhancement to your experience at the Lake.

Emerald Bay Trolley
New this summer is a reasonably priced Emerald Bay Trolley Express Route between the South Shore wye and the Tahoe City Transit Center. This fun transit service will connect with TART at key stops along the West Shore and also will include stops at Granlibakken, Sunnyside, Homewood, Tahoma, Sugar Pine Point State Park, D.L. Bliss State Park, Camp Richardson and, of course, Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm and Eagle Falls. This direct service to Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed places in the world, is now available for the first time in many years. The hourly trolley runs down the West Shore starting at 9:30 a.m. with the last arrival back at the Transit Center at 5:30 p.m. each day. The Emerald Bay Trolley ride is one not to miss … and do not forget your camera.

The Night Rider
One of the best deals going is the comfortable, free night service mini-buses providing convenient transportation every evening from 6:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. You and your family or group can go out, have a great evening and leave the driving to our professionals, guaranteeing a safe and enjoyable trip in both directions. The service provides access all summer from Tahoma to Tahoe City to Squaw Valley to Kings Beach to Crystal Bay and Northstar. There are many pick-ups and drop-offs at TART stops, lodging locations, and dining and entertainment places. Just think, an evening with all fun and no worries

Provided by Ron Treabess, Director of Community Partnerships and Planning, North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association.


North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle
June 27-Sept. 22
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily until Sept. 2
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. after Sept. 2
(530) 581-8707 |

Emerald Bay Trolley
June 2- Sept. 2
9:14 a.m.-5:14 p.m. Northbound | Hourly arrivals in Tahoe City
9:32 a.m.-5:32 p.m. Southbound | Hourly departures in Tahoe City
(530) 542-5700 |

Free Night Rider
June 27-Sept. 2
6:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Check schedule for route
(866) 216-5222 |

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