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

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Train  •  2 h 19 min

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

$29 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from E Buena Vista St & MR Barney Keller 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 3 h 7 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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The distance between Barstow and Riverside is 69 miles. The road distance is 83.5 miles.

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The train from Barstow Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak takes 2 h 19 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barstow to Riverside. However, there are services departing from E Buena Vista St & MR Barney Keller Ct and arriving at Magnolia + Beatty via San Bernardino Transit Center and West University + Lemon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barstow Amtrak and arriving at Riverside Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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Barstow to Riverside bus services, operated by Victor Valley Transit Authority, arrive at San Bernardino-Downtown station.

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Map of how to get from Barstow to Riverside.
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  • Distance: 69.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Barstow to Riverside twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, Victor Valley Transit Authority operates a bus from Barstow to Riverside every 3 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 2 h 8 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Barstow Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice 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 & MR Barney Keller Ct to SB Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
vvta.org

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