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There are 12 ways to get from Tempe to Riverside by bus, train, car, tram or plane

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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Bus EPLA Limo Express  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, AZ to San Bernardino, CA

$41 - $63

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Tempe to LA Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Riverside, CA

$21 - $41

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to San Bernardino, Ca 1351 / ...

$41 - $95

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  10h 30m

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

$69 - $173

Bus TAP Royal International  •  13h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix East to Bloomington

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Tempe to Riverside 333.2 miles

$30 - $50

Tram, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, train  •  5h 25m

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

$95 - $213

Fly to Indio/Palm Springs, bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) PHX - PSP
  2. Take the bus from Palm Springs Airport Amtrak Bus Stop to Riverside Amtrak

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  6h 18m

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

$97 - $238

Fly to Los Angeles, train  •  6h 23m

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

$97 - $256

Tram, fly to Long Beach, bus, line 1 bus  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the tram from McClintock/Apache Blvd to 44th St/Washington
  2. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Long Beach (LGB) PHX - LGB
  3. Take the bus from Norwalk-Woodson to Tustin-East Village Way
  4. Take the bus from Village of Orange Zone 5 to Galleria @ Tyler
  5. Take the line 1 bus from Galleria at Tyler EB to Magnolia + Madison

$103 - $257

Fly to Burbank, train  •  7h 12m

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

$102 - $273

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tempe to Riverside is to bus which costs $21 - $45 and takes 9h 45m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Tempe to Riverside. However, there are services departing from Tempe and arriving at Riverside, CA via Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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The distance between Tempe and Riverside is 319 miles. The road distance is 333.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Tempe to Riverside without a car is to bus which takes 8h 2m and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 8h 2m to get from Tempe to Riverside, including transfers.

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Tempe to Riverside bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Tempe station.

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

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Tempe to Riverside bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Riverside, CA station.

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Riverside is 1h behind Tempe. It is currently 3:42 AM in Tempe and 2:42 AM in Riverside.

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  • Distance: 319.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 2m

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

EPLA Limo Express operates a bus from Tempe to Riverside 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Phoenix to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Phoenix to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
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 Maricopa Amtrak Station to Pomona Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Downtown Pomona station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Valley Metro Phoenix
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Tram from McClintock/Apache Blvd to 44th St/Washington
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
Bus operators
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to San Bernardino, CA
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
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 Phoenix, Az to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tempe to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Tempe, AZ to Maricopa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Airport Amtrak Bus Stop to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Phoenix East to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
taproyal.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Norwalk-Woodson to Tustin-East Village Way
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Riverside Transit Agency
Phone
(951) 565-5002
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Village of Orange Zone 5 to Galleria @ Tyler
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Galleria at Tyler EB to Magnolia + Madison
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Tempe to Riverside is 333 miles. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Tempe to Riverside.

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

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There are 114+ hotels available in Riverside. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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