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.        


Bell Cab - Call (888) 481-2345 for departure points and rates.

San Gabriel Transit - The company offers a full range of paratransit and non-emergency medical transportation services including transportation planning, assistance and reservations throughout Southern California. Call (626) 258-1310 for transit options.


Riverside Transit Agency offers rides from various locations to the UCR campus. Bus fare is $1.75 per route. Call (800) 800-7821 for more information.