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There are 3 ways to get from Barstow to Riverside by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Barstow Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak Southwest Chief

$29 - $65

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Bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from E Buena Vista St EB & Portales Ct. to SB Transit Center 15

$4 - $8

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Barstow to Riverside 83.5 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Barstow to Riverside is to bus which costs $3 - $9 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barstow to Riverside is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barstow to Riverside. However, there are services departing from E Buena Vista St EB & Portales Ct. and arriving at Magnolia + Beatty via San Bernardino Transit Center and West University + Lemon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barstow Amtrak and arriving at Riverside Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Barstow and Riverside is 69 miles. The road distance is 83.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Barstow to Riverside without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs $29 - $65.

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The train from Barstow Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak takes 2 h 18 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Barstow to Riverside bus services, operated by Victor Valley Transit Authority, depart from E Buena Vista St EB & Portales Ct. station.

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Barstow to Riverside train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Barstow Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Barstow to Riverside is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs $29 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $9 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Barstow to Riverside.
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  • Distance: 69.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

What companies run services between Barstow, CA, USA and Riverside, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Barstow to Riverside once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, Victor Valley Transit Authority operates a bus from Barstow to Riverside 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Barstow Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Victor Valley Transit Authority
Phone
(760) 948-3030
Email
Info@VVTA.org
Website
vvta.org
Bus from E Buena Vista St EB & Portales Ct. to SB Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
vvta.org

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Barstow to Riverside bus services, operated by Victor Valley Transit Authority, arrive at SB Transit Center station.

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Barstow to Riverside train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Riverside Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barstow to Riverside is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to drive from Barstow to Riverside.

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