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Riverside-Phoenix Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Riverside to Phoenix?

Lowest price$137.00
Fastest train14h 2m
Trains per day4
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Riverside to Phoenix during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Riverside to Phoenix?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Riverside to Phoenix, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from Riverside to Phoenix?

In the last month, $137.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Riverside, CA to Phoenix, AZ. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Riverside to Phoenix?

The distance between Riverside and Phoenix is approximately 308 miles, or 495 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 2 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Riverside to Phoenix are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Riverside at 3:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Riverside to Phoenix?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Phoenix to Riverside.

Which train should you take from Riverside to Phoenix?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Riverside, California to Phoenix, Arizona. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak416h 9m$144.54

Amtrak train tickets from Riverside to Phoenix start from $137, and on average cost $145. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Phoenix. Amtrak in Riverside leaves from Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St, And in Phoenix trains arrive at 2717 W Bell Rd and one other train station. From Riverside to Phoenix train travel on Amtrak takes 16 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Phoenix faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 14 hours and 2 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $145 for a one-way train ticket to Phoenix.

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