There are 4 ways to get from Riverside to La Jolla by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Oceanside station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr 101

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner

$38 - $74

Bus, line 30 bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca 7015 / ...
  2. Take the line 30 bus from 1st Av & Ash St to Silverado St & Herschel Av 30

$20 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to La Jolla 98 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to La Jolla. However, there are services departing from Riverside Metro Link Sb Lat and arriving at Silverado St & Herschel Av via San Bernardino Transit Center, San Bernardino, Ca and 1st Av & Ash St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Riverside and La Jolla is 77 miles. The road distance is 98 miles.

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The best way to get from Riverside to La Jolla without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Riverside to La Jolla, including transfers.

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Riverside to La Jolla bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Bernardino, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Riverside to La Jolla is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 30 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 58 min.

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Riverside to La Jolla bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, arrive at Silverado St & Herschel Av station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riverside to La Jolla is 98 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from Riverside to La Jolla.

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There are 1119+ hotels available in La Jolla. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Riverside to La Jolla.
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  • Distance: 77.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Riverside, CA, USA and La Jolla, CA, USA?

You can take a train from Riverside to La Jolla via Santa Ana station, Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak, San Diego Old Town Transportation Center, and Old Town Transit Center in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riverside to La Jolla via San Bernardino Transit Center, E St @ 4th St Nb Fs, San Bernardino, Ca, San Diego, Ca, and 1st Av & Ash St in around 4 h 58 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
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 San Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40

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