Location: Bear Cave, Pentland Hills, University of Califonia Riverside

Getting here

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is about 20 miles northwest of Riverside and the most convenient air travel choice. By car, it takes less than 20 minutes to get to UCR from Ontario International Airport. It can take longer during rush hours.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about 70 miles west of Riverside (about an hour and 15 minutes by car – much longer during morning and afternoon rush hours).

John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA) is 45 miles southwest of Riverside (45 minutes by car, rush-hour traffic not included).

Other options include The Long Beach Airport (LGB), 60 miles to the west (an hour or more by car) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), 60 miles to the east (an hour or more by car).

Super Shuttle provides a 24-hour shuttle service from most airports to UCR. Make a reservation 2-3 days in advance. Book online or call (800) 258-3826.

Parking Instructions

University visitors may obtain parking permits at the Information Kiosk or self-service dispensers. Permits are valid in visitor lots or Gold parking zones. Zones are enforced 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week.

Every vehicle, unless otherwise exempt, must display a valid parking permit when parking on UCR property.

For more information on parking at UCR, visit the Parking website.

Areas to Explore

Explore The Mission Inn, voted USA Today’s “Best Historic Hotel.”

Check out a movie at the University Village 10 or Rubidoux Drive-In.

See the UCR Botanic Gardens

Head to the beach at nearby Huntington, Santa Monica or Newport.

Get your fill of thrills at Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, Universal Studios or Disneyland.

Snowboard and ski at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit or Mountain High.

Hike Mt. Rubidoux.

Explore Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County or Palm Springs – all within driving distance of UCR.