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There are 6 ways to get from Riverside to San Ysidro by train, bus, car, plane or tram

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Train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Santa Ana station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner

$40 - $79

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Bus via Promenade Mall Ring Rd.  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Vine St Layover to Promenade Mall Ring Rd. 208
  2. Take the bus from Promenade Mall Ring Rd. to Escondido Transit Center 217
  3. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to Broadway & Park Bl 235

$8 - $15

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Diego, Ca 7015 / ...

$28 - $64

Train via Oceanside station  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Oceanside station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Pacific Surfliner / ...

$18 - $69

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to San Ysidro 110.7 miles

$10 - $16

Train, fly, tram  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN
  3. Take the tram from America Plaza Station to Beyer Blvd Station

$115 - $359

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The cheapest way to get from Riverside to San Ysidro is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riverside to San Ysidro is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to San Ysidro. However, there are services departing from Riverside Metro Link Sb Lat and arriving at Calle Primera & Sycamore Rd via San Bernardino Transit Center, San Bernardino, Ca, San Diego, Ca and E San Ysidro Blvd & San Ysidro Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Riverside and San Ysidro is 100 miles. The road distance is 110.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Riverside to San Ysidro without a car is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Riverside to San Ysidro, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Riverside to San Ysidro is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs $40 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $65 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 46 min.

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Riverside to San Ysidro bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Diego, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Riverside to San Ysidro.
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  • Distance: 99.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Riverside to San Ysidro via Santa Ana station, Santa Ana Amtrak Station, San Diego Santa Fe Depot, and America Plaza Station in around 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Riverside to San Ysidro twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Oceanside station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 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
Train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Oceanside Transit Center to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
San Diego Metro Transit
Phone
+1 619-233-3004
Website
sdmts.com
Tram from America Plaza Station to Beyer Blvd Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sdmts.com
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 San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Riverside Transit Agency
Phone
(951) 565-5002
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Vine St Layover to Promenade Mall Ring Rd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Promenade Mall Ring Rd. to Escondido Transit Center
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Riverside to San Ysidro is 111 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Riverside to San Ysidro.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 491+ hotels available in San Ysidro. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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