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

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Riverside, CA

$7 - $17

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Train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station Riverside Line / ...

$10 - $14

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Riverside 53.6 miles

$5 - $8

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, CA and arriving at Riverside, CA. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from L. A. Union Station station station and arriving at Riverside-Downtown station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Riverside is 49 miles. The road distance is 53.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Riverside without a car is to bus which takes 1 h and costs .

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The bus from Los Angeles, CA to Riverside, CA takes 1 h including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Los Angeles to Riverside bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Los Angeles, CA station.

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Los Angeles to Riverside train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at L. A. Union Station station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Riverside is to bus which takes 1 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 27 min.

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Los Angeles to Riverside bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Riverside, CA station.

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

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Riverside.
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  • Distance: 49.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Riverside, CA, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Los Angeles to Riverside 5 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, Metrolink Trains operates a train from Los Angeles to Riverside every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 27 min.

Train operators
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
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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Riverside is 54 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Los Angeles to Riverside.

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

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