Travel from San-Francisco to Riverside

Bus or train from San Francisco to Riverside?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Riverside via Alameda / College, Los Angeles - Amtrak, CA, San Bernardino, CA, Sb Transit Center #3, and West University + Lemon in around 11 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Riverside via Lake Merritt, Oakland Jack London Square Station, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, and L. A. Union Station station in around 16 h 10 min.

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How to get from San Francisco to Riverside

ModeDurationPrice
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Coliseum, BART to Oakland airport, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino airport, line 61 bus to Downtown Pomona station, then train to Riverside.5 h 27 min$252
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to San Francisco airport, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino airport, line 61 bus to Downtown Pomona station, then train to Riverside.5 h 28 min$248
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to San Francisco airport, fly to Santa Ana airport, line 401 bus to Tustin station, then train to Riverside.5 h 54 min$222
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Coliseum, BART to Oakland airport, fly to Santa Ana airport, line 401 bus to Tustin station, then train to Riverside.5 h 58 min$256
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to San Francisco airport, fly to Long Beach airport, line 176 bus to Long Beach, CA, then bus to Riverside.6 h 30 min$172
From San Francisco Caltrain Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain Station, line 10 bus to San Jose airport, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino airport, line 61 bus to Downtown Pomona station, then train to Riverside.6 h 19 min$242
From San Francisco, CA bus to Alameda / College, bus to Los Angeles - Amtrak, CA, bus to San Bernardino, CA, walk to Sb Transit Center #3, bus to West University + Lemon, then line 15 bus to Magnolia + Beatty.11 h$84
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Oakland, CA, bus to Downtown Burbank station, train to L. A. Union Station station, then train to Riverside-Downtown station.11 h 30 min$51
From Market St & South Van Ness Ave bus to San Francisco, bus to Los Angeles, walk to L. A. Union Station station, train to Vine St Layover, then line 15 bus to Magnolia + Beatty.13 h 13 min$46
From Civic Center/UN Plaza BART to Lake Merritt, walk to Oakland Jack London Square Station, train to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, walk to L. A. Union Station station, then train to Riverside-Downtown station.16 h 10 min$155
From San Francisco drive to Riverside.7 h 15 min$52

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Riverside?

It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from San Francisco to Riverside, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Riverside?

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Riverside. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, CA and arriving at Magnolia + Beatty via Alameda / College, Los Angeles - Amtrak, CA, Sb Transit Center #3 and West University + Lemon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h.

Operators from San Francisco to Riverside

OperatorPhoneWebsite
BARTBART
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
OmniTrans1-800-9-OMNIBUSOmniTrans
Metrolink TrainsMetrolink Trains
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Orange County TransportationOrange County Transportation
JetBlue AirwaysJetBlue Airways
Long Beach TransitLong Beach Transit
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
CaltrainCaltrain
Santa Clara VTASanta Clara VTA
Xe Do Hoang Transportation+1 408-729-7885 / +1-888-834-9336Xe Do Hoang Transportation
Metro Los AngelesMetro Los Angeles
Riverside Transit AgencyRiverside Transit Agency
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
San Francisco Municipal Transportation AgencySan Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Boltbus+1 1-877-265-8287Boltbus
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak