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

$38 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Vine St Layover to Promenade Mall Ring Rd. 208
  2. Take the bus from Promenade Mall Ring Rd. to Oceanside Transit Center 202
  3. Take the bus from Oceanside Transit Center to Gilman Dr & Myers Dr 101

$8 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus, line 30 bus  •  5 h

  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 - $48

Train, bus  •  5 h 52 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 - $26

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to La Jolla 98 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Riverside to La Jolla is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 42 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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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Riverside to La Jolla, including transfers.

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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 5 h.

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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 5 h.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
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
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
Amtrak
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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 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
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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
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 Vine St Layover to Promenade Mall Ring Rd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Promenade Mall Ring Rd. to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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