How to get to UCR
From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance: 110 kilometers or 68 miles
The International Educational Center is located in Statistics and Computing Building, Room 1669. Our office telephone number is 951-827-4113. If you arrive by car, the nearest parking lot is Lot 10. Please buy a visitor-parking permit at the dispenser (Hourly parking $2.00/All day pass is $8.00).
Super Shuttle: Local: 626-443-6600 Toll Free: 800-258-3826 www.supershuttle.com
Super Shuttle provides a 24-hour service directly from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Riverside’s Campus at a cost of $72 for one person (shared ride van service at $9 each additional person). A reservation must be made 2-3 days before arrival. Super Shuttle requires payments with credit cards or cash. To call for your van, after claiming your baggage, go to the center island towards the orange sign that reads “Share Ride” and giveyour confirmation number to the Shuttle Representative wearing a blue cap and jacket.
From Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Super Shuttle Local: 909-984-0040 Toll Free: 800-258-3826 www.supershuttle.com
Super Shuttle provides a 24-hour service directly from Ontario Airport to the Riverside’s Campus at a cost of $37 ($9 each additional person). A reservation must be made 2-3 days before arrival. Super Shuttle requires payment with credit card or cash.
To call for your van, after claiming your baggage, you can use the courtesy phone to call #2897 to speak to aSuper Shuttle agent or you can go directly to the right end of the center island. Look for the sign that reads “Transport Service” and give your confirmation number to the Shuttle Representative wearing a blue cap and jacket.
Omnitran: Local: 909-379-7100 Toll free: 800-966-6428 www.omnitrans.org
RTA:Local: 951-565-5002 Toll free: 800-800-7821 http://www.riversidetransit.com/
Bus service to UCR is available for passengers flying into Ontario Airport. From Ontario Airport, passengers should board onto Omnitran bus #61 to Ontario Mills. (Bus #61 runs every 15 minutes). From there, transfer to RTA bus #204 Southbound to UCR. From downtown Riverside, you need to transfer to RTA bus #14 Eastbound to arrive at UCR. The RTA bus #204 has a very limited schedule. Call Onmitran and RTA for updated information about arrival and departure times. Inquire inside the Ontario Airport for the location of the Omnitran bus stop. Please keep in mind that if you arrive after 8:15 pm, you will have missed the last bus.
How to get around UCR
The Transit Services unit of the UCR Transportation & Parking Services department operates a FREE campus shuttle service. It is called the Highlander Shuttle. The service operates four routes (Bear Runner, Braveheart Loop, Trolley Express, and Crest Cruiser) throughout the day transporting members of the campus community to and from the main campus, University Extension, University Village, the Riverside Sports Center and various apartment complexes surrounding UCR.
- Bear Runner
- The Bear Runner offers continuous 30 min. service from 7:20 pm to 11:45 pm, Monday through Thursday.
- Braveheart Loop
- Braveheart Loop offers continuous 20 min. service from 6:30am to 8:50 pm. Serving the North Campus and Campus Loop.
- Trolley Express
- Trolley Express offers 10 min. service between Grand Marc Apt's and A&I Dorms with courtesy stops at posted locations from 6:50am - 8:50pm.
- Crest Cruiser
- Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) now provides free service along Canyon Crest, formerly the "UCR Blue Line". Simply present your UCR ID Card and ride.
For shuttle route and information contact TAPS at 1(951) 827- 8277 or log on to their website at http://www.parking.ucr.edu.
How to get around Riverside
Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)
The Riverside Transit Agency provides public transportation for Western Riverside County, operating 38 ﬁxed routes, 5 commuter routes and 15 demand response services. RTA’s service area spans 2,500 square miles, the second-largest in the nation.
RTA has lauched a new program allows UCR students to ride RTA buses for free. Simply present your UCR ID Card and ride any RTA bus.
The U-Pass provides students with what is essentially an all-access bus pass. UC Riverside students get free rides simply by swiping their valid university identification cards through any RTA bus farebox when they board.
For bus route and schedule information contact RTA at 1(800) 800-7821 or log on to their website at www.RiversideTransit.com.
Metrolink is a premier regional rail system, including commuter and other passenger services, linking Riverside County to the surrounding counties. Counties accessible by Metrolink are Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura.
UCR is enrolled in the Metrolink College Program. This program provides discounts to students. For more information click here. http://www.metrolinktrains.com/college/
UCR Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) will sell 10-ride vouchers and 32 monthly-ride vouchers at 25% off the normal price of the vouchers to full-time students. TAPS provides a shuttle between UCR and the Riverside Metrolink Station, to see the shuttle schedule click here.
For Metrolink information, call the Customer Service Center at 1(800) 371-5465 or log on to their website at http://www.metrolinktrains.com.
Note: Metrolink service is not the same as Amtrak. Amtrak is the National Passenger Railroad that operates passenger trains across the United States.