There are 2 ways to get from Riverside to Lake Havasu City by train, taxi or car

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Train, taxi  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside Amtrak to Needles Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take a taxi from Needles Amtrak to Lake Havasu City

$258 - $379

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to Lake Havasu City 269.4 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between Riverside and Lake Havasu City is 180 miles. The road distance is 269.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Riverside to Lake Havasu City without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Riverside to Lake Havasu City, including transfers.

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Lake Havasu City is 1 h ahead of Riverside. It is currently 4:21 PM in Riverside and 4:21 PM in Lake Havasu City.

Yes, the driving distance between Riverside to Lake Havasu City is 269 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to drive from Riverside to Lake Havasu City.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Lake Havasu City. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Riverside to Lake Havasu City.
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  • Distance: 180.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

What companies run services between Riverside, CA, USA and Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA?

There is no direct connection from Riverside to Lake Havasu City. However, you can take the train to Needles Amtrak then take the taxi to Lake Havasu City. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Lake Havasu City.

Train operators
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 Riverside Amtrak to Needles Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Other operators
Taxi from Needles Amtrak to Lake Havasu City
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$210 - $260

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