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Directions to UCR

There are two major airports near Riverside: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ontario International Airport (ONT)

Due to the volume of students, family members and guests attending Highlander Orientation, we are unable to provide transportation. However, there are several reliable airport shuttle services available to you. Local hotels may also provide airport shuttle service for their guests.

Below you will find the approximate travel time to UC Riverside. Please allow time for traffic and construction. 

  • LAX to UCR: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (70.70 miles/113.78 kilometers)
  • ONT to UCR: approximately 20 minutes (19.65 miles/31.62 kilometers)

Once you arrive on campus, signs will direct you to the appropriate parking location,Big Springs Parking Garage. Parking permits will be provided upon arrival. 


Transportation Options

If you plan to take a shuttle or taxi to the UCR campus, make sure to confirm travel arrangements before arriving in Riverside. 

Shuttles

  • Prime Time Shuttle - Call (800) RED-VANS (733-8267) for shuttle service from ONT. Rates are $31/person one-way and $10 for each additional person.
  • Super Shuttle - Call (800) BLUE-VAN (258-3826) for shuttle service from ONT. Rates are $35/person one-way and $9 for each additional person. All reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and prepaid with a credit card.    

Taxis

Bus

  • Riverside Transit Agency offers rides from various locations to the UCR campus. Bus fare is $1.50 per route. Call (951) 565-5002  for more information.

Freeway 

  • To get to UC Riverside, take the 91/215/60 Freeway to University Avenue. From the 60 Freeway (East and West), exit University Avenue and turn left on University Avenue. Follow the turn (veers left) on to Canyon Crest Drive. Turn right on Blaine Street. Turn right on Watkins Dr. and then right onto Big Springs Rd. follow the signs to Big Springs Parking Garage. 

Directions to Orientation Check-In

The location for Highlander Orientation Check-In is located in Pentland Hills Residence Hall at 1 Pentland Way, Riverside, CA 92521. Follow directional signs from Big Springs Parking Garage to Orientation Check-In. 

A detailed map of campus that can assist you in finding various campus locations may be found at www.campusmap.ucr.edu. Detailed directions to the UCR campus can be found here.

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