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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station Riverside Line / ...

$12 - $15

Cheapest option

Bus Foothill Transit  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from West University + Lemon to Richton 5091 @ Montclair TransCenter 204
  2. Take the bus from Montclair Transit Center to Colorado Blvd and Garfield Ave W 187

$4 - $11

2 alternative options

Bus Amtrak  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Riverside Amtrak to Pasadena Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to Pasadena 50.9 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riverside to Pasadena is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riverside to Pasadena is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 55 min.

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The distance between Riverside and Pasadena is 45 miles. The road distance is 50.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Riverside to Pasadena, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Riverside Amtrak and arriving at Pasadena Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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What companies run services between Riverside, CA, USA and Pasadena, CA, USA?

Metrolink Trains operates a train from Riverside to Pasadena every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Riverside to Pasadena once daily, and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Bus operators
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 Colorado Blvd and Garfield Ave W
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org

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