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There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside by train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station LAX FlyAway Bus
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station Riverside Line / ...

$10 - $14

6 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Riverside, CA

$16 - $27

Bus, train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station Riverside Line / ...

$20 - $27

Bus, line 121 bus, line 50 bus, line 1 bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
  2. Take the line 121 bus from First & Shelter H S to Seventh & Channel Se 121 / ...
  3. Take the line 50 bus from 7Th-Channel to Tustin-East Village Way 50
  4. Take the bus from Village of Orange Zone 5 to Galleria @ Tyler 200
  5. Take the line 1 bus from Galleria at Tyler EB to Magnolia + Sunnyside 1 / ...

$15 - $25

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside 65.3 miles

$6 - $10

Shuttle  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Los Angeles Airport to Riverside

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take a town car from Los Angeles Airport to Riverside 65.3 miles

$210 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Riverside, CA via Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside station. However, there are services departing from LAX via FlyAway and arriving at Riverside-Downtown station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Riverside is 58 miles. The road distance is 65.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $10 - $14.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside, including transfers.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside train services, operated by LAX FlyAway, depart from LAX via FlyAway station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $10 - $14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $28 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside.
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  • Distance: 58.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Riverside, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside via L. A. Union Station station in around 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside via Patsaouras Transit Plaza and Los Angeles, CA in around 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
LAX FlyAway
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
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from First & Shelter H S to Seventh & Channel Se
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 7Th-Channel to Tustin-East Village Way
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Riverside Transit Agency
Phone
(951) 565-5002
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Village of Orange Zone 5 to Galleria @ Tyler
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Galleria at Tyler EB to Magnolia + Sunnyside
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Los Angeles Airport to Riverside
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Los Angeles Airport to Riverside
Estimated price
$210 - $300

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Riverside, CA station.

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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Riverside-Downtown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Riverside.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Riverside. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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