The distance between Santa Maria to Riverside is 186.54 miles or 300.12 km. A train trip from Santa Maria to Riverside typically takes 10 hours, If you are looking to get to Riverside faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 7 hours and 10 minutes to get from Santa Maria to Riverside.
Going from Santa Maria to Riverside by train takes over 10 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.
On Sunday trains from Santa Maria to Riverside 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 Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Amtrak train tickets from Santa Maria to Riverside start from $47.00, and on average cost $52.78. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Riverside. Amtrak in Santa Maria leaves from IHOP - 205 S Nicholson Ave, And in Riverside trains arrive at Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St and one other train station.
From Santa Maria to Riverside train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Riverside faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 0 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $53.04 for a one-way train ticket to Riverside.