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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station Riverside Line / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Station FlyAway - 800 N Alameda St at Union Station / Patsaurus Plaza to LAX Terminal 1 Upper Level FlyAway Stop LAX FlyAway-US2LAX / ...

$18 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from West University + Lemon to Richton 5091 @ Montclair TransCenter 204
  2. Take the bus from Montclair Transit Center to Patsaouras Transit Plaza 699
  3. Take the bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal

$12 - $22

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Magnolia NS Sunnyside  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station Riverside Line / ...
  2. Take the bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Union Station / ...

$20 - $28

Train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$34 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 66.6 miles

$6 - $10

Towncar  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take a town car from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport 66.6 miles

$220 - $300

Shuttle  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport

$16 - $75

What companies run services between Riverside, CA, USA and Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) via East University + Lemon, West University + Lemon, Richton 5091 @ Montclair TransCenter, Montclair Transit Center, and Patsaouras Transit Plaza in around 4 h 34 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Riverside Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Lax
Website
laxflyaway.org
Bus from Union Station FlyAway - 800 N Alameda St at Union Station / Patsaurus Plaza to LAX Terminal 1 Upper Level FlyAway Stop
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
laxflyaway.org
Bus from Union Station FlyAway - 800 N Alameda St at Union Station / Patsaurus Plaza to LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
laxflyaway.org
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to LAX Terminal #3 Lower Level FlyAway Stop
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Riverside Transit Agency
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from West University + Lemon to Richton 5091 @ Montclair TransCenter
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Montclair Transit Center to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport
Estimated price
$220 - $300
Shuttle from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Riverside and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 93 km. The road distance is 107 km.

The cheapest way to get from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to drive which takes 1 h 17 min and costs $6 - $10.

No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). However, there are services departing from Magnolia + Sunnyside and arriving at Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal via West University + Lemon, Montclair Transit Center and Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Riverside to Los Angeles Airport (LAX), including transfers.