There are 9 ways to get from Tempe to Riverside by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus via Blythe, Ca  •  7 h 48 min

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

$47 - $112

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Bus EPLA Limo Express  •  9 h 5 min

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

$42 - $66

7 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Tempe to Riverside 333.2 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly to Ontario/San Bernardino  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train 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  •  5 h 7 min

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

Fly to Santa Ana, train  •  6 h 13 min

  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  •  6 h 25 min

  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

$103 - $264

Fly to Burbank, train  •  7 h 7 min

  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

Fly to Long Beach, bus, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Long Beach (LGB) PHX - LGB
  2. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
  3. Take the train from Santa Ana station to Riverside-Downtown station

$116 - $275

Questions & Answers

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 7 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to get from Tempe to Riverside, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Phoenix Airport to Ontario/San Bernardino Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Riverside is 1 h behind Tempe. It is currently 4:37 PM in Tempe and 4:37 PM in Riverside.

Yes, the driving distance between Tempe to Riverside is 333 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 17 min 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 120+ hotels available in Riverside. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tempe to Riverside.
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  • Distance: 319.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 48 min

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

You can take a bus from Tempe to Riverside via 3rd St/Washington, Phoenix, Az, Blythe, Ca, San Bernardino, Ca, Sbx- E St @ Court Sb Fs, Sbx- E St @ Rialto Sb Fs, and San Bernardino Transit Center in around 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Phoenix to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Phoenix to Burbank via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Phoenix to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phoenix to Burbank
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Phoenix to Long Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Train operators
Valley Metro Phoenix
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Train from McClintock/Apache Blvd to 44th St/Washington
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Downtown Pomona station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
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
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Blythe, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Blythe, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Long Beach, Ca to Santa Ana, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to San Bernardino, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
eplalimo.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Long Beach to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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