Drive Times in the Tahoe Area
StartDestinationTravel TimeDirections
Olympic Valley

(Palisades or The Village at Palisades Tahoe)
Alpine Meadows

(Alpine or The Alpine Lodge)
5 minutes
  • Follow Olympic Valley Rd out to Highway 89.
  • When you reach the traffic light for Highway 89, turn right.
  • The entrance for Alpine will come up on your right at the next traffic light.
  • Follow Alpine Meadows Rd all the way up. Obey signage.
Palisades TahoeTruckee15-20 minutes
  • Turn left on Highway 89, heading northwest.
  • At the West River Rd traffic light, turn right.
  • Take the first left onto McIver Crossing.
  • Take the first exit of the roundabout. You can't miss downtown Truckee!
Palisades TahoeTahoe City10-15 minutes
  • Turn right onto Highway 89, heading southeast.
  • Continue straight through the roundabout, staying on Highway 28.
Palisades TahoeIncline Village, Nevada35 minutes
  • Turn right onto Highway 89, heading southeast.
  • Continue straight through the Tahoe City roundabout, staying on Highway 28.
  • Highway 28 will go through several communities and two additional roundabouts to bring you to Incline Village.
Palisades TahoeReno, Nevada45 minutes
  • Turn left onto Highway 89, heading northwest.
  • Stay right to enter Interstate 80 eastbound
  • Take Interstate 80 all the way down to Reno. Take exit 13 for downtown.
Palisades TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe1 hour
  • Turn right onto Highway 89, heading southeast.
  • At the roundabout, stay right to stay on Highway 89 and head down the West Shore.
  • You'll pass scenic landmarks like D.L Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay.
  • At the light in South Lake Tahoe, go left to head to downtown.

The region's crown jewel
From Palisades Tahoe, you'll have gorgeous views of the stunning lake from many different areas of our mountains. The North Shore of Lake Tahoe has a number of unique, historic towns that offer tons of fun events & activities, all within an hour's drive at most.

About Lake Tahoe

Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
We recommend using the North Lake Tahoe Express as a shuttle to/from Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO). The drive is about 45 minutes, and you can schedule your pick-up/drop-off time via their website.

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Check out our Visitor's Guide to one of the region's gems
You can’t beat the charm of historic downtown Truckee, a railway town with restored 1800s-era architecture that looks like the set of an old Western movie but is now filled with modern eateries and electric shops. Truckee is just 11 miles from Palisades Tahoe.

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Our Guide to the Biggest Little City
Known as "the Biggest Little City in the World," Reno, Nevada is just 45 minutes from Palisades Tahoe. The desert sibling of Lake Tahoe, Reno is bubbling with food, art, shops, adventure, and old-Nevada charm.

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Travel Resources

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