Maps & Directions

Student Orientations


Getting to UC Riverside


UCR is located off of the 60 Freeway at the University Avenue exit. After exiting the freeway, signs will direct you to free Orientation parking.

  • There are two major airports near Riverside: 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 
Ontario International Airport (ONT) 

Airport Transportation

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)

  • To ensure proper arrival for Orientation Check-In, please allow time for traffic and construction.

There are several reliable airport shuttle and taxi services available from both LAX and ONT. Local hotels may also provide airport shuttle services for their guests. Just be sure to make arrangements prior to your arrival at either airport.


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.    


AAA Yellow Cab - Call (951) 684-2100 for departure points and rates.

San Gabriel Transit - All passengers ride for the price of one. Call (800) 340-TAXI (8294) for departure points and rates. Online reservations require 2-hour advance notice. This service also includes Bell Cab and Yellow Cab.


Riverside Transit Agency offers rides from various locations to the UCR campus. Bus fare is $1.50 per route. Call (800) 800-7821 for more information.