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There are 10 ways to get from Riverside to Tempe by train, plane, tram, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly, tram  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Phoenix (PHX) ONT - PHX
  3. Take the tram from 44th St/Washington to McClintock/Apache Blvd

$96 - $213

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Bus  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Phoenix, Az 1364 / ...

$42 - $66

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Train to Santa Ana, fly  •  5h 24m

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

$98 - $237

Train to Los Angeles, fly  •  5h 31m

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

$105 - $266

Train to Burbank, fly  •  6h 12m

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

$102 - $272

Train, line 38 bus to Long Beach, fly  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Anaheim Canyon station
  2. Take the line 38 bus from La Palma-Tustin to Del Amo-Bloomfield
  3. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Phoenix (PHX) LGB - PHX

$110 - $263

Bus via Marygold @ Mango Wb Fs  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Fontana to Phoenix, AZ

$52 - $76

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
  2. Take the train from Pomona Amtrak to Maricopa Amtrak Station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Maricopa Amtrak to Tempe, AZ

Bus via 24th St/Baseline PNR  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the bus from San Bernardino to Phoenix Tijuana-Ciudad Juárez 6:35 / ...

$54 - $87

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Riverside to Tempe 334.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Riverside to Tempe is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Riverside to Tempe is to train and fly and tram which costs $95 - $220 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to Tempe. However, there are services departing from Riverside Metro Link Sb Lat and arriving at University Dr & 1655 East via San Bernardino Transit Center, San Bernardino, 24th St & Buckeye Rd and 24th St/Baseline PNR. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 32m.

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The distance between Riverside and Tempe is 319 miles. The road distance is 334.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Riverside to Tempe without a car is to bus which takes 8h 49m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Riverside to Tempe, including transfers.

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Riverside to Tempe bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from San Bernardino station.

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The quickest flight from Ontario/San Bernardino Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Riverside to Tempe bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Phoenix station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riverside to Tempe is 335 miles. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Riverside to Tempe.

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Map of how to get from Riverside to Tempe.
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  • Distance: 319.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Riverside, CA, USA and Tempe, AZ, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Riverside to Tempe every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Santa Ana to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Long Beach to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Metrolink Trains
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Metrolink Trains
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Metrolink Trains
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Anaheim Canyon station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Metrolink Trains
Valley Metro
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Tram from 44th St/Washington to McClintock/Apache Blvd
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Valley Metro
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 Pomona Amtrak to Maricopa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Bus operators
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from La Palma-Tustin to Del Amo-Bloomfield
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $90
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fontana to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
GotoBus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Maricopa Amtrak to Tempe, AZ
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Bernardino to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Ontario/San Bernardino Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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