We're Celebrating Summer With Free Rides!


RapidLink Gold Line provides faster and more frequent service, a modern look and a whole new attitude – and it's all FREE this summer. 

Just hop on and your ride is free from July 1 through September 3. No coupon or secret code needed. Welcome aboard!

There’s no schedule – buses depart every 15 minutes. The other good news is RapidLink Gold Line travel times is up to 30 percent faster than Route 1, which travels along the same corridor. The Gold Line operates between UC Riverside (UCR) and Corona Transit Center along Magnolia and University avenues. 

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

5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Last eastbound bus departs Corona at 8:30 a.m. and arrives at UCR at 9:38 a.m. and the last westbound bus departs UCR at 8:30 a.m. and arrives at Corona at 9:35 a.m.

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Last eastbound bus departs Corona at 5:30 p.m. and arrives at UCR at 6:45 p.m. and the last westbound bus departs UCR at 5:30 p.m. and arrives at Corona at 6:40 p.m.

The 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, on the BusWatch app or on the Transit 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 ushered 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 traffic 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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