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

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Recommended option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...

$21 - $46

Cheapest option

Bus via Promenade Mall Ring Rd.  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway & 1st Av to Escondido Transit Center 280 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Escondido Transit Center to Promenade Mall Ring Rd. 217
  3. Take the bus from Promenade Mall Ring Rd. to Vine St Layover 208

$5 - $12

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 54 min

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

$37 - $72

Train via Oceanside station  •  4 h 34 min

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

$16 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Riverside 98.8 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$118 - $364

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Riverside is to bus which costs $5 - $12 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Riverside is to drive which takes 1 h 43 min and costs $9 - $14.

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The distance between San Diego and Riverside is 139 km. The road distance is 158 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from San Diego to Riverside, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Riverside. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Magnolia + Beatty via Sbx- E St @ Court Sb Fs, San Bernardino Transit Center and West University + Lemon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Riverside. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Riverside-Downtown station via Santa Ana station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Diego to Riverside hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Riverside via Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak and Santa Ana station in around 3 h 54 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
56 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Oceanside station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Riverside Transit Agency
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Escondido Transit Center to Promenade Mall Ring Rd.
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Promenade Mall Ring Rd. to Vine St Layover
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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