Lake Tahoe, CA Airports & Charter Routes

Boasting a rich continental climate and varied landscape, beautiful Lake Tahoe has been a favorite vacation getaway of private travelers for over a century. Nestled in the lush Sierra Nevada region along the border of California and Nevada, Tahoe is home to several resort locations and tourist attractions.

Book a private jet to Lake Tahoe with evoJets and discover firsthand the natural beauty of this historic American destination!

Getting to Lake Tahoe

There are several airports near Lake Tahoe that can be utilized by private charter aircraft. Depending on where you are headed, you can access the Tahoe area by these air strips:

  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL, KTVL) – Located just south of South Lake Tahoe, arriving at Lake Tahoe airport brings you within minutes of the area’s attractions.
  • Reno-Tahoe Airport (RNO, KRNO) – Servicing Reno, NV and the Lake Tahoe area, Reno-Tahoe airport is located a few miles northeast of the Lake.
  • Carson City Airport (CSN, KCXP) – Situated just south of Reno and roughly 30min east of Lake Tahoe, Carson City Airport can service turboprops and small private jets.
  • Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TKF, KTRK) – Occupying the northwest region of Lake, Truckee-Tahoe airport is only a short 20min drive from the North Lake Tahoe area.

Popular Lake Tahoe Private Jet Charter Routes

  • Private Jet from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe – Book a private charter from any airport in the LA area to beautiful Lake Tahoe, and fly directly to Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL), a short three mile drive from the South Lake Tahoe area. With a flight time of just over 60min in a light jet or turboprop, point-to-point charter flights from Van Nuys (VNY), Burbank (BUR), Santa Monica (SMO) and Long Beach (LGB) to Lake Tahoe will have you on the ground in no time.
  • Private Jet from New York to Lake Tahoe – Avoid the hassle of major NYC airports and charter a flight to Lake Tahoe from Teterboro (TEB) or White Plains (HPN) airport, both just short 20-30min drives from midtown Manhattan. Charter a super midsize jet for up to 10 passengers, and cruise to the Sierra’s nonstop in about 5.5hrs. Bring along 10-17 passengers with plenty of room for luggage on a Gulfstream GIV or equivalent heavy jet, and arrive with your entire party intact, with no delays on the ground.
  • Jet Charter from West Palm Beach to Lake Tahoe – Break the summer monotony down in southern Florida and charter a jet from West Palm Beach to Tahoe for a mountain getaway. Jet charter from Palm Beach International (PBI) is easy and accessible with evoJets.
  • Charter flights from San Diego to Lake Tahoe – Your excursion in the beautiful Sierra Nevada region is only an 90-min away. Book a Midsize Jet and arrive in the mountains nonstop with up to 8 passengers.
  • Charter Flights from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe – Charter a private jet from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe or Reno with evoJets – experience the convenience and luxury that only private aviation can offer.

Depart from any airport in the Bay Area on your own schedule and arrive in the Tahoe area in less than 1 hr.

Charter Pricing

How much does it cost to charter a private jet to Lake Tahoe?

The cost to charter a private jet can range widely in price, based on flight time and the type of aircraft. A private jet rental from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe will cost $3,500 or more in a turboprop, for example.

Here are some target prices for private jet charter flights to or from Lake Tahoe that we aim to offer our clients:

Target Price
Avg Flight Time
New York From $30,000 Heavy Jet 5.5 10-16
Los Angeles From $3,500 Turboprop 1.5 4-8
Chicago From $15,000 Midsize Jet 4.0 7-9
San Francisco From $3,500 Light Jet 1.0 6-8
Denver From $8,500 Midsize Jet 2.5 6-8

Please note that the above prices are ballpark estimates; specific pricing for a given trip will vary, and these amounts cannot be guaranteed for any specific flight.

Private Jet Prices – Ballpark Hourly Rates

The following hourly rates represent a range of prices for most aircraft within each major category. Exact rates for specific aircraft within each class will vary:

Ballpark Hourly
Turboprop Pilatus PC12 6-8 $1,200 – $1,800
Very Light Jet Phenom 100 4-5 $1,500 – $2,250
Light Jet Hawker 400XP 6-8 $2,200 – $3,000
Midsize Jet Lear 60 7-9 $2,800 – $3,800
Supermidsize Jet Citation Sovereign 8-10 $3,800 – $5,000
Heavy Jet Gulfstream G-IV 10-16 $5,000 – $8,000

Please note that these hourly rates represent flight charges only, and do not include taxes, crew, airport and other related fees.

Aircraft Available

With an in-network fleet of thousands, we have a variety of aircraft available in almost every city in the country.

Inventory can change by the day, but here is a list of aircraft commonly available for Lake Tahoe private jet charters:

  • King Air 90
  • Pilatus PC-12
  • King Air 350
  • Citation II
  • Citation CJ3
  • Lear 60
  • Hawker 800XP
  • Gulfstream G-200
  • Hawker 1000
  • Gulfstream G-IV
  • Falcon 2000

View the other US chartered cities here.

Charter FAQ

Which is the best airport to fly into on a charter flight to Lake Tahoe?

There are several airports available in the Tahoe area that can service a wide range of charter planes. Most aircraft utilize South Lake Tahoe (TVL), located nearest to town on the south side of the lake, or Truckee-Tahoe (TVL) located northwest of the lake.

Reno (RNO) is also an option if you are staying in or near Reno.

Are skis and heavy baggage allowed on the aircraft?

Absolutely. We can provide aircraft of any size in order to accommodate all of your passengers, ski equipment and any other cargo and baggage you may be taking with you.

Please speak to your evoJets agent about oversize/heavy items when booking.

What type of aircraft should I use for my charter flight to Lake Tahoe?

Lake Tahoe airport can support all types and sizes of private jets. The aircraft you choose should be tailored to the distance you are flying, the number of passengers and amount of baggage you’re bringing along, as well as your budget and preferences.

The following table shows the average ranges (in statute miles and flight hours) for all the major aircraft types, as well as their average cubic ft. of baggage space:

Average Range
(St. Miles)
Average Range
(Flight Hrs)
Baggage Space
(cu. Ft)
Turboprop 1,000-2,000 2.5-3.5 50-80
Very Light Jet 1,300-1,600 2.5-3.0 40-60
Light Jet 1,200-2,000 3.0-4.0 50-80
Midsize Jet 2,000-3,000 3.5-4.5 60-90
Supermidsize Jet 3,000-4,000 4.0-5.0 70-100
Heavy Jet 3,500-5,000 5.0-7.5 115-225

Please note that the above values are averages across a series of aircraft; specific ranges and baggage space may fall outside of these estimates in certain cases.

Travel Guide

Top Luxury Hotels in Lake Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe area is home to many of the region’s finest resorts, spas and casinos. Many of these resort locations contain all three activities and offer little reason to leave the property.

Here are some of evoJets’ preferred resorts and hotels in Lake Tahoe:

  • Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
  • Resort at Squaw Creek
  • The Cedar House Sport Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Spa & Casino

Lake Tahoe – A Winter Getaway

Tahoe has many magnificent ski resort areas, all with luxurious accommodations nearby. Here is a list of Lake Tahoe’s most notable ski and snowboard resorts:

  • Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
  • Heavenly Mountain Resort
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
  • Northstar California
  • Siera-at-Tahoe Ski Resort
  • Squaw Valley

Lake Tahoe – A Summer Getaway

Here are just a few things you can see, partake in and enjoy in the summertime at Lake Tahoe:

  • Hiking through the Sierra Nevada forest
  • Trail riding
  • Kayaking, boating and swimming
  • Arts & cultural festivals
  • Yacht-watching at Lake Tahoe Concoursd’Elegance
  • Waterfall gazing at Eagle Falls
  • Wine tastings at the Truckee River Winery
  • Parasailing, river tubing and jet skiing
  • Backpacking, camping and picnicking

Lake Tahoe Night Life

Skiing and hiking are fantastic ways to spend your days, but Lake Tahoe also has a host of nightlife activities to keep every visitor occupied:


  • Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Casino
  • Horizon Casino Resort
  • Lakeside Inn and Casino
  • MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
  • Harrah’s Lake Tahoe


  • Opal Ultra Lounge
  • Peek Nightclub
  • Blu Nightclub
  • CaboWabo Cantina

Restaurants & Establishments

  • Graham’s Restaurant
  • Wolfdale’sCusine Unique
  • Christy Hill
  • Truckee River Winery
  • Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company

Weather in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe enjoys a rather mild continental climate, with summers and winters rarely experiencing drastic highs and lows. Precipitation is average, and temperatures average in the mid-30’s (F) in winter and low-80’s in the summer.