Tip for Uber & Lyft Users in South Lake Tahoe

[UPDATE: please note that Uber and Lyft are now allowed to cross the Stateline freely and you can use the services from either CA or NV. Check out our updated post here: Getting Around South Lake Tahoe]

Uber finally worked its way up to South Lake Tahoe and crept over the state line to Nevada. Not a small feat considering the many (namely taxi drivers) who opposed Uber’s presence. If you’re an avid Uber user and plan to use the service while visiting South Lake Tahoe, there is one major tip you should know. While the ridesharing companies, Lyft and Uber have been approved and operating in Nevada since September of 2015, it’s just not as easy going between California and Nevada in South Lake Tahoe.

In order to operate as an Uber or Lyft driver, you must have a driver’s license registered to the state in which you drive. Sounds reasonable right? Well, if you’re staying in California and planning a night at the casinos just over the state line, you’ll need to plan your trip accordingly, as your California Driver can only take you to the state line. Likewise, your Nevada driver can only take you to the Nevada state border and you’re on your own from there. Taxi’s on the other hand, will be able to get you from point A to point B regardless of state lines.

So for your next trip to South Lake, remember to have your rides planned out and if you’re traveling between California and Nevada, pink your ride accordingly.



5 thoughts on “Tip for Uber & Lyft Users in South Lake Tahoe

  1. Matthew says:

    Lyft and Uber both can pick up in the state that they are registered in and drop in bordering states, not just the state line.

    • RnRVacationRentals says:

      Hi there, thank you for the corrected information. This post is a little outdated, please see our newer post from 2017 regarding all ways to get around South Lake Tahoe. Here is that link:

      I have also updated this blog post to direct others there in case they come across this outdated information as you did. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date!

  2. dmarkyano14 says:

    Good for you guys you go Uber, they canned Uber service here in the Philippines.

    Anywho, you guys offer vacation rentals around there?

    • RnRVacationRentals says:

      Hi DMARKYANO14,

      Thanks for your comment. We do offer vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe. We currently manage 43 homes in the area, ranging from a 1 bedroom studio to a 5 bedroom luxury home. You can check out our website (http://www.rnrvr.com/) for more information on availability throughout the year.

      I hope you come visit us soon!

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