RapidLink: Gold Line Moves You Faster



Monday-Friday 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


$1.50 per ride with discounts available for seniors, disabled and veterans.

All RTA 1-day, 7-day, and 30-day passes accepted. Go-Pass, U-Pass and City Pass accepted.

Now there's a bus with faster and more frequent service, a modern look and a whole new attitude. Say hello to RapidLink. 

The Riverside Transit Agency is proud to launch this premium service, which employs its own unique brand of RapidLink buses and stops. The Gold Line launched on August 28, 2017 between UC Riverside (UCR) and Corona Transit Center along Magnolia and University avenues. 

Gold Line’s weekday service is frequent with buses departing UCR and Corona every 15 minutes during peak commuting hours. That’s good news for the 7,000 customers who catch buses every day along the busy 19-mile corridor. The other good news is Gold Line travel times is up to 30 percent faster than Route 1, which travels along the same corridor. The cost to ride is the same as existing RTA local bus routes. 

This bus fleet continues RTA's tradition of using clean-burning Compressed Natural Gas and feature 38 seats, free Wi-Fi, USB chargers and a rack that can carry up to two bikes. Customers can also track these buses in real-time with BusWatch at www.rtabus.com or on the BusWatch app. 

Gold Line service between UCR and Corona Transit Center serves 14 bus stops. These special stops are reserved exclusively for Gold Line buses and come with modern shelters, solar-powered lighting and information signage. Stops are located at many popular destinations. 

With the launch of RapidLink Gold Line, RTA ushers in a new faster era of transit service with comfort, style and reliability.


Use this chart to determine the average travel time between Gold Line bus stops. Times will vary depending on time of day and track conditions. Use BusWatch for real-time arrival information.

How to calculate your RapidLink travel time: 

1. Pick your starting point from the list along the left side of the chart. 
2. Pick your destination from the list along the top of the chart.
3. Pinpoint where the starting point and destination cells intersect on the chart to get the number of minutes it will take to arrive.

Riverside Transit Agency

Riverside Offices
1825 Third Street
P.O. Box 59968
Riverside, CA 92517-1968
(951) 565-5000
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Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

Customer Information Center
(951) 565-5002
Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends.

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