There are 4 ways to get from Riverside to Mexicali by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Calexico, Ca 9612 / ...

$34 - $108

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station
  2. Take the train from Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexicali

$55 - $101

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to Mexicali 177.9 miles

$17 - $26

Train, fly  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL

$53 - $144

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The cheapest way to get from Riverside to Mexicali is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riverside to Mexicali is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to Mexicali. However, there are services departing from Riverside Metro Link Sb Lat and arriving at Mexicali via San Bernardino Transit Center, San Bernardino, Ca and Calexico,CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 21 min.

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The distance between Riverside and Mexicali is 146 miles. The road distance is 177.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Riverside to Mexicali without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 21 min and costs $30 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Riverside to Mexicali, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Riverside to Mexicali bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Calexico, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riverside to Mexicali is 178 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Riverside to Mexicali.

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Mokulele offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to El Centro Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Mexicali. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Riverside to Mexicali.
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  • Distance: 145.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

What companies run services between Riverside, CA, USA and Mexicali, Mexico?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Riverside to Mexicali every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
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 L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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 Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
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 Calexico, Ca
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
ABC
Website
abc.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
reservamos.mx
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reservamos.mx
Aguacaliente
Phone
6646212955
Email
atencionaclientes@autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Website
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Mexicali
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
autobusesaguacaliente.com.mx

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