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Getting In and Around Riverside

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Riverside is an hour’s drive to the LA counties and the Orange County beaches, and is approx 30 minutes from the nearest mountains. The city is served by three main freeways- the State Route 91, the Interstate-215, and the State Route 60. Getting in and around Riverside is easy. The Riverside Transit Agency is the major public transit authority in Riverside. It offers buses service in the city. Read further and know about the ways of getting to and around Riverside-

Getting to Riverside

Getting to Riverside by Plane

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The Riverside Municipal Airport is the only airport within the limits of the city. It has 5,400-foot runway and is the spot for the Riverside Air Show held annually. The airport is mainly used for business and private aviation. If you posses your own aircraft, then this airport offers convenient access to Riverside. This airport is not served by any commercial passenger flights. 

Another nearest airport is the LA/Ontario International Airport that is located in Ontario, CA. It is approx 20 miles NW of Riverside.  Travelers planning to come to Riverside must consider LA/Ontario International Airport as Riverside is situated in the Inland Empire, Southern California. The airport offers non-stop flights to several American cities. After reaching the Ontario International Airport, you can reach Riverside via the Southern California’s freeway system. Head East Interstate-10, then take Interstate-15 (South), followed by CA-60 (East).  Public transportation is also available from the airport to Riverside. Airport shuttle service and Riverside Transit Agency buses are available from the Ontario International airport. 

Getting to Riverside by Bus

Megabus.com: megabus.com offers express bus service to and from Las Vegas to Riverside. The fare starts at $1. 

Greyhound: Greyhound bus terminal in Riverside is between University Avenues, Downtown and Mission Inn. The buses run mostly on the domestic destinations. 

Riverside Greyhound Station
Address: 3911 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, United States 
Phone: 951-686-2345
Greyhound Package Express: 951-686-2345
Greyhound Charter: 800-454-2487

Getting to Riverside by Train

Riverside is the center of the Metrolink commuter rail system
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Riverside is the center of the Metrolink commuter rail system. Inland Empire-Orange County lines and Riverside 91 serve the city on weekdays, and Inland Empire-Orange County lines and San Bernardino on weekends. 

The Metrolink station is approx one mile outside of the city center and is served by CommuterLink 212, 208 and 210, and RTA 1 and16. 

Rail Lines:  Riverside has two Metrolink commuter rail stations - La Sierra and Downtown Riverside. The Inland Empire- Orange County serves these two rail stations, while the Riverside Line serve the Downtown station on weekdays and on weekends, the Downtown station is served by the San Bernardino. 

Amtrak: Amtrak serves the Riverside Downtown station.


Getting Around Riverside

Getting Around Riverside by Car

It is easy to get around Riverside by Car. The two freeways- Interstate-215/CA-60 runs along the north side of Riverside. You can get around the city through these routes. 

Car rentals: You can hire a car and get around Riverside. Some of the car rental companies operating in the city are:

Avis Car Rental
Address: 6183 Magnolia Avenue (at Jurupa Ave), Magnolia Town Center, Riverside, CA 92506, United States
Phone: 1 951-781-3464

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 8089 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, United States
Phone: 1 951-354-0254

De Anza Car Rental
Address: 4398 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, United States
Phone: 1 855-788-7030

America's Xpress Rent A Car: Corona Riverside
Address: 7173 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, United States
Phone: 1 951-684-7474

Budget Car Rental
Address: 1521 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507, United States
Phone: 1 951-787-0633

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 7750 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, United States
Phone: 1 951-687-2357


Public Transportation in Riverside

Riverside Transit Agency offers bus service
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The Riverside Transit Agency is the major public transit authority in Riverside. It offers buses service on about 36 fixed routes in the city. It also provides eight express commuter services and some community-based trolley bus service in the city. 

The Riverside bus system has two major centers -the the Galleria at Tyler (south), and the Downtown Terminal. The base fare is $1.50. Local routes serve all the neighboring regions.

Bus Lines:  Riverside Transit Agency provides local bus service. Greyhound and Amtrak offers intercity bus service.

Getting Around Riverside by Taxis

Taxi services are available in Riverside. Some of the cabs/taxi companies operating in the city are:

Riverside Taxi - AA Inland Empire Cab
Address: Riverside, CA, United States
Phone: 1 951-369-3581

Riverside Taxi Cab
Address: Riverside, CA, United States
Phone: 1 855-242-8294

Riverside Taxi
Address: 3611 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506, United States
Phone: 1 909-684-0398

Ace Taxi Cab Company
Address: 1151 Coronet Dr, Riverside, CA 92506, United States
Phone: 1 855-718-3916

JB taxi services
Address: Riverside, CA, United States
Phone: 1 951-289-1000

A Map Guide to Getting In and Around Riverside

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