There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP

$283 - $564

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA, LA Downtown to Palm Springs, CA, Palm Springs FlixBus

$114 - $153

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$139 - $210

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway, line 14 bus, taxi  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Fullerton station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA
  4. Take the line 14 bus from Tahquitz Cyn at Calle El Segundo to Mission Lakes at El Mirador 14
  5. Take a taxi from Mission Lakes at El Mirador to Joshua Tree

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree 143.3 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree is to fly which takes 1 h 40 min and costs $280 - $600.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Joshua Tree is 194 km. The road distance is 229 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Joshua Tree, CA, USA?

United Airlines flies from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, LA Downtown, and Palm Springs, CA, Palm Springs in around 4 h 21 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA, LA Downtown to Palm Springs, CA, Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Tahquitz Cyn at Calle El Segundo to Mission Lakes at El Mirador
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org
Other operators
Taxi from Mission Lakes at El Mirador to Joshua Tree
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
American Cab
Phone
+1 760-300-0000
Website
facebook.com
Desert City Cab
Phone
+1 760-328-3000
Website
desertcitycab.com
Lucky 777 Cab
Phone
+1 760-660-9115
Website
lucky777cab.com

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