There are 12 ways to get from Riverside to San Francisco by train, plane, subway, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Oakland, BART  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Oakland (OAK) ONT - OAK
  3. Take the BART from Coliseum to Powell St.

$114 - $572

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station Riverside Line / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burbank to Oakland, CA via Oakland

$43 - $69

10 alternative options

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Francisco  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Francisco (SFO) ONT - SFO

$110 - $490

Train to Santa Ana, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Tustin station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Oakland (OAK) SNA - OAK

$116 - $626

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to San Jose, Caltrain  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to San Jose (SJC) ONT - SJC
  3. Take the Caltrain from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain

$109 - $394

Train to Los Angeles, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) LAX - SFO

$87 - $270

Train, line 4 bus, line 266 bus to Long Beach, fly to Oakland, BART  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Norwalk/ Santa Fe Springs station
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Metrolink Station to Green Line Station
  3. Take the line 266 bus from Lakewood Blvd Station to Lakewood / Hardwick
  4. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Oakland (OAK) LGB - OAK
  5. Take the BART from Coliseum to Powell St.

Train to Burbank, fly to Oakland  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Oakland (OAK) BUR - OAK

$120 - $451

Bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 6023 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA Southern CA-Northern CA

$86 - $106

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Riverside, CA to Bakersfield, CA 5402 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield, Ca to San Francisco, Ca 6834 / ...

Train  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station Riverside Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$82 - $217

Drive  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to San Francisco 435.2 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riverside to San Francisco is to train and bus which costs $40 - $70 and takes 10 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riverside to San Francisco is to train and fly and BART which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $110 - $600.

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The distance between Riverside and San Francisco is 621 km. The road distance is 696 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Riverside to San Francisco, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Riverside Metro Link Sb Lat and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Sbx- E St @ Rialto Nb Ns, San Bernardino, Ca, Broadway / 7th and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

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What companies run services between Riverside, CA, USA and San Francisco, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Riverside to San Francisco via San Bernardino Transit Center, Sbx- E St @ Rialto Nb Ns, Sbx- E St @ Court Nb Ns, San Bernardino, Ca, Los Angls Amtrak, Ca, Broadway / 7th, Broadway / College, and Los Angeles, CA in around 11 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riverside to San Francisco via L. A. Union Station station, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Oakland Jack London Square Station, and Lake Merritt in around 14 h 17 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco via Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco via San Luis Obispo County Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
JetSuiteX
Website
x.jetsuite.com
Flights from Burbank to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Norwalk/ Santa Fe Springs station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Coliseum to Powell St.
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Santa Clara Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Norwalk Transit System
Phone
562-929-5700
Website
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Bus from Metrolink Station to Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
ci.norwalk.ca.us
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Lakewood Blvd Station to Lakewood / Hardwick
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Bus from Bakersfield, Ca to San Francisco, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Phone
+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336
Website
xedohoang.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
xedohoang.com

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