Cheap train tickets from Riverside to San Francisco


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How much are train tickets from Riverside to San Francisco?

Lowest Price$78.23
Fastest11h 0m
Daily Schedules17
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Riverside to San Francisco?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Riverside to San Francisco 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 San Francisco was $89.50. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 8 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $21.08 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 San Francisco?

The distance between Riverside and San Francisco is approximately 385.89 miles, or 620.87 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 13 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours,

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 San Francisco?

On Friday trains from Riverside to San Francisco 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.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Riverside to San Francisco

Typically there are 17 schedules to compare for your trip to San Francisco. One train carrier operates regular service on the Riverside to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Riverside to San Francisco, usually offering 17 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Riverside to San Francisco, 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 San Francisco


Amtrak train tickets from Riverside to San Francisco start from $78.23, and on average cost $97.26. Daily there are 17 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Riverside leaves from Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St and one other station. And in San Francisco trains arrive at Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St and 3 other train stations.

From Riverside to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 13 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 15 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $101.12 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to San Francisco that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Riverside are:
  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St
  • Metrolink Station
There are 4 different stations where trains arrive to in San Francisco. 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 stations in San Francisco:
  • Bus Terminal - 200 Folsom St
  • 425 Mission St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St