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There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by bus, car or plane

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Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA 4968 / ...

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Bus, line 111 bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Indio
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Indian Cyn at Alejo 111

$30 - $38

3 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA 4968 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs 106.5 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3 h 1 min

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

$156 - $406

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles station to Palm Springs. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles Union Station and arriving at Palm Springs, CA via Fullerton, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Palm Springs is 99 miles. The road distance is 106.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs without a car is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 3 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Palm Springs bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 3 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $410 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Los Angeles to Palm Springs bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Palm Springs, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs.
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  • Distance: 99.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Palm Springs, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Los Angeles to Palm Springs twice daily, and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Los Angeles to Palm Springs once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Bus operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Indio
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Indian Cyn at Alejo
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Palm Springs is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs.

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United Airlines offers flights from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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There are 579+ hotels available in Palm Springs. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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