There are 5 ways to get from Riverside to Van Nuys by train, subway, bus or car

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Train, subway, line 901 bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to North Hollywood Station
  3. Take the line 901 bus from North Hollywood Station to Van Nuys Station 901

$12 - $15

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Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Riverside Amtrak to Pasadena Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Lake Ave. & Colorado Blvd. to Burbank Blvd. & Van Nuys Blvd. Commuter Express 549

$1 - $4

3 alternative options

Bus, line 4591 Amtrak Thruway  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Riverside, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the line 4591 Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to Van Nuys, CA 4591

Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station Riverside Line / ...
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Van Nuys station Ventura County Line

$12 - $16

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Riverside to Van Nuys 70.2 miles

$6 - $10

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No, there is no direct bus from Riverside to Van Nuys. However, there are services departing from Riverside, CA and arriving at Van Nuys, CA via Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riverside station to Van Nuys station. However, there are services departing from Riverside-Downtown station and arriving at Van Nuys station via L. A. Union Station station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between Riverside and Van Nuys is 63 miles. The road distance is 70.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Riverside to Van Nuys without a car is to train and subway and line 901 bus which takes 2 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Riverside to Van Nuys, including transfers.

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Riverside to Van Nuys bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Riverside, CA station.

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Riverside to Van Nuys train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Riverside-Downtown station.

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The best way to get from Riverside to Van Nuys is to bus and line 4591 Amtrak Thruway which takes 2 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Riverside to Van Nuys bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Van Nuys, CA station.

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Riverside to Van Nuys train services, operated by Metrolink Trains, arrive at Van Nuys station.

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Map of how to get from Riverside to Van Nuys.
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  • Distance: 62.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

What companies run services between Riverside, CA, USA and Van Nuys, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Riverside to Van Nuys via Los Angeles, CA in around 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riverside to Van Nuys via L. A. Union Station station in around 2 h 56 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
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 L. A. Union Station station to Van Nuys station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Subway from Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines to North Hollywood Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from North Hollywood Station to Van Nuys Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
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
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Van Nuys, CA
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Riverside Amtrak to Pasadena Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Lake Ave. & Colorado Blvd. to Burbank Blvd. & Van Nuys Blvd.
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Riverside to Van Nuys is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Riverside to Van Nuys.

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There are 2265+ hotels available in Van Nuys. Prices start at $125 USD per night.

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