There are 11 ways to get from Fresno to Riverside by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 1429 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 9612 / ...

$42 - $96

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bakersfield, CA to Riverside, CA 5402 / ...

Train, bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station

Train, bus via Newhall station  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Santa Clarita-Newhall Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Newhall station to L. A. Union Station station
  4. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station

Bus Tufesa  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, CA to Fontana

$44 - $71

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Fresno to Riverside 272 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Fresno to Los Angeles, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Los Angeles (LAX) FAT - LAX
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station

$197 - $723

Fly Fresno to Ontario/San Bernardino, train  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) FAT - ONT
  2. Take the train from Downtown Pomona station to Riverside-Downtown station

$179 - $862

Fly Fresno to San Diego, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to San Diego (SAN) FAT - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Santa Ana station to Riverside-Downtown station

$125 - $390

Bus to San Jose, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, train  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to San Jose, Ca
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SJC - ONT
  3. Take the train from Downtown Pomona station to Riverside-Downtown station

$124 - $461

Bus to Merced, fly to Los Angeles, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
  2. Fly from Merced (MCE) to Los Angeles (LAX) MCE - LAX
  3. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station

$94 - $191

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fresno to Riverside. However, there are services departing from Fresno, Ca and arriving at University @ Lemon Eb Ns via Los Angeles, Ca, Sbx- E St @ Court Sb Fs and San Bernardino Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Fresno and Riverside is 236 miles. The road distance is 272 miles.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Riverside without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Fresno to Riverside, including transfers.

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Fresno to Riverside bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Fresno, Ca station.

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The quickest flight from Fresno Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Fresno to Riverside bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Bernardino, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fresno to Riverside is 272 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Fresno to Riverside.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Fresno Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Riverside. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fresno to Riverside.
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  • Distance: 236.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Fresno to Riverside via Los Angeles, Ca, San Bernardino, Ca, Sbx- E St @ Court Sb Fs, Sbx- E St @ Rialto Sb Fs, and San Bernardino Transit Center in around 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Fresno to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Fresno to Ontario/San Bernardino via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Fresno to Ontario/San Bernardino via Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Fresno to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Fresno to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Fresno to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Fresno to Ontario/San Bernardino via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Merced to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to Ontario/San Bernardino via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Newhall station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Downtown Pomona station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Bus from Fresno, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Fresno, Ca to Merced, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield, CA to Riverside, CA
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Santa Clarita-Newhall Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fresno, CA to Fontana
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
GotoBus

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