LOdging and Transportation
Stay in Placer County
The bulk of Placer County filming locations are easily accessed – Interstate 80 runs through Placer with international airports situated near the south and east ends.
Placer has a variety of places to stay from hotels to private properties throughout our region. Our community partners can help you with lodging and logistics to fit your needs and travel schedule. Depending on your filming location, these organizations can help you with the best and closest hotel and accommodations.
- Valley: Placer Valley Tourism
- Foothills: Visit Placer
- Mountains: North Tahoe Community Alliance
Placer County is easily accessed by two major airports. The Sacramento International Airport to the west is a quick 40-minute drive to Auburn, the county seat nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills; and the Reno -Tahoe International Airport to the east, with hundreds of daily commercial flights, is just a 55-minute drive to North Lake Tahoe.
In addition, private planes, helicopters, and small jets utilize three smaller airports in Placer County:
- Auburn: In the Sierra foothills
- Lincoln: In the western country area
- Truckee: Tahoe Airport 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe
Interstate 80, crosses through Placer County. I-80 begins in the San Francisco Bay Area and heads east to Sacramento, crosses over the Sierra Nevada mountains and reaches Lake Tahoe at the eastern end of Placer County before continuing to Reno, Nevada.
Interstate 5, from Los Angeles is a reasonable drive north to I-80 in Sacramento; then connect with I-80 east 10 miles to the Placer County line.
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