There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 48 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 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$39 - $76

Cheapest option

Line 15 bus, bus, line 235 bus, line 237 bus, line 30 bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 15 bus from Magnolia NS Sunnyside to Vine St Layover 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vine St Layover to Promenade Mall @ Parking Structure 208
  3. Take the bus from Promenade Mall @ Parking Structure to Escondido Transit Center 217
  4. Take the line 235 bus from Escondido Transit Center to Miramar College Transit Station 235
  5. Take the line 237 bus from Miramar College Transit Station to La Jolla Village Dr & Genesee Av 237 / ...
  6. Take the line 30 bus from La Jolla Village Dr & Genesee Av to Silverado St & Herschel Av 30

$8 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus, line 30 bus  •  4 h 57 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

$22 - $49

Train, bus  •  5 h 53 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

$16 - $25

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to La Jolla 98 miles

$9 - $14

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 Amtrak, and Old Town Transit Center in around 4 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riverside to La Jolla via San Bernardino Transit Center, Sbx- E St @ Rialto Nb Ns, Sbx- E St @ Court Nb Ns, San Bernardino, Ca, San Diego, Ca, and 1st Av & Ash St in around 4 h 57 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
San Diego Metro Transit
Website
sdmts.com
Bus from 1st Av & Ash St to Silverado St & Herschel Av
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Miramar College Transit Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from Miramar College Transit Station to La Jolla Village Dr & Genesee Av
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sdmts.com
Bus from La Jolla Village Dr & Genesee Av to Silverado St & Herschel Av
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sdmts.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Riverside Transit Agency
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Magnolia NS Sunnyside to Vine St Layover
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Vine St Layover to Promenade Mall @ Parking Structure
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Promenade Mall @ Parking Structure to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Riverside to La Jolla?

The distance between Riverside and La Jolla is 124 km. The road distance is 157 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Riverside to La Jolla?

The cheapest way to get from Riverside to La Jolla is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 42 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Riverside to La Jolla?

The quickest way to get from Riverside to La Jolla is to drive which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $9 - $14.

Is there a direct bus between Riverside and La Jolla?

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 Sbx- E St @ Rialto Nb Ns, San Bernardino, Ca and 1st Av & Ash St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Riverside to La Jolla?

It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Riverside to La Jolla, including transfers.