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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Riverside to Los Angeles?

Lowest Price$11.00
Fastest Train1h 55m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Riverside to Los Angeles right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Riverside to Los Angeles. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, $17.60 was the average price of a train ticket from Riverside, CA to Los Angeles, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 4 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Riverside to Los Angeles?

The distance between Riverside and Los Angeles is approximately 49 miles, or 79 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 55 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Riverside to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Friday 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Los Angeles?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Riverside to Los Angeles. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

Which train should you take from Riverside to Los Angeles?

2 train services operate from Riverside, California to Los Angeles, California. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak53h 37m$18.64
Amtrak Southwest Chief11h 55m$11.42

Where is the train station in Riverside?

There is one train station in Riverside:

  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Riverside will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

Price trends for trains from Riverside to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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