Cheap train tickets from Riverside to Monterey, CA


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How much are train tickets from Riverside to Monterey, CA?

Lowest Price$92.90
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Riverside to Monterey, CA?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Riverside to Monterey is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Riverside to Monterey was $92.90. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 18 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $95.52 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Riverside to Monterey, CA?

The distance between Riverside and Monterey is approximately 312.89 miles, or 503.43 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 13 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 5 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Riverside to Monterey?

On Saturday trains from Riverside to Monterey are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Riverside to Monterey?

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Monterey. One train carrier operates regular service on the Riverside to Monterey route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Riverside to Monterey, usually offering 3 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Riverside to Monterey, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

One train company connects Riverside to Monterey


Amtrak train tickets from Riverside to Monterey start from $92.90, and on average cost $119.32. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Monterey. Amtrak in Riverside leaves from Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St, And in Monterey trains arrive at 1 Old Golf Course Rd and 4 other train stations.

From Riverside to Monterey train travel on Amtrak takes 13 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Monterey faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 13 hours and 5 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $134.68 for a one-way train ticket to Monterey.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Riverside on their way to Monterey:
  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St
There are 5 different stations where trains from Riverside arrive in Monterey. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Monterey:
  • 1 Old Golf Course Rd
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 351 Fremont St
  • 500 Tyler St
  • Marriott Hotel - 350 Calle Principal