I-80 bisects Truckee allowing access from Sacramento and the Bay Area from the west, and Reno to the east.
From Lake Tahoe, SR 267 heads north into Truckee.
While easy to approach under clear conditions, travelers should pay close attention to inclement weather during the winter. Roads in and out of Truckee can rapidly become treacherous during heavy winter storms. Donner Pass (over 7,000 ft/2,100 m elevation) in particular should not be attempted during heavy storms without strong winter driving skills and chains or 4-wheel drive. While well-maintained and regularly plowed, the pass can live up to its infamous name under the worst conditions.
Truckee has an airport, however it does not offer commercial flights in or out. The closest large airport is located approximately 36 mi (58 km) away in Reno, Nevada. The Sacramento International Airport is also an option, and is about 120 mi (193 km) away, on the north side of Sacramento, California.
Amtrak (California Zephyr), 10065 Donner Pass Road, . Amtrak's California Zephyr has daily service to Truckee in each direction on its route from San Francisco (Emeryville) to Chicago. A number of buses connect Truckee to Amtrak's Capitol Corridor trains in Sacramento.edit
The oldest stretch of "Downtown" Truckee (towards the East end of town) features a string of bars and is a lively scene most nights during the high season. Visitors should take note that the Truckee Police and California Highway Patrol have a zero-tolerance policy for drunk driving, and sobriety stops are not uncommon. While crime rates in the area are very low, a larger-than-expected number of locals boast a D.U.I. on their records due to this enforcement focus.
Tahoe National Forest - Truckee District, 9646 Donner Pass Road, ☎ +1 530 587-3558 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Truckee is at the center of the Truckee District of Tahoe National Forest which offers hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing, off-highway vehicle usage, camping, boating, and swimming. Most of these are free but permits may be required. Check with the ranger station for details.edit
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