Travel from Albuquerque to Riverside

19h 57min
111 lb of CO2
14h 3min
155 lb of CO2
6h 19min
567 lb of CO2

Albuquerque to Riverside Flights

There are 1 airports — ABQ — that make sense to fly out of from Albuquerque and 2 airports — ONT, SNA — to access Riverside. The best deals are usually found by flying out of ABQ.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Riverside from Albuquerque, a flight is the quickest method.
10h 35min
120 lb of CO2

Drive from Albuquerque to Riverside

It's 616 miles between Albuquerque to Riverside. On a typical day, it might take between 10h 35min and 11h 7min from Albuquerque to Riverside under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 11h 39min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Riverside by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $83.

What is the best way to travel from Albuquerque to Riverside?

Because Riverside is so far away from Albuquerque, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to Riverside do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Albuquerque to Riverside?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train, flight or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Albuquerque to Riverside CA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Albuquerque to Riverside. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Riverside is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Albuquerque/Riverside buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Albuquerque is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Albuquerque NM and Riverside during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Albuquerque to Riverside? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Riverside traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Riverside is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Albuquerque to Riverside?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Albuquerque to Riverside is by bus. The bus costs $80 roughly and will take 19 hours 44 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Albuquerque to Riverside?

Amtrak costs about $127 between Albuquerque and Riverside. In total, the train will take roughly 14 hours 9 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at ABQ Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center, which is 1 miles from Albuquerque. Further, once you arrive at RIV Riverside Amtrak or you will still have 3 miles to Riverside.

How long does it take from Albuquerque to Riverside by car?

The total distance between Albuquerque and Riverside is 616 miles and will take you about 10 hours 35 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $83.

Albuquerque to Riverside Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $80
Fastest Way Flight — 6h 19min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 109 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 616 miles
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