There are 7 ways to get from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak San Joaquins
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bakersfield, CA to Palm Springs, CA 5402

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Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fresno, CA to Bakersfield, CA 5885 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Bakersfield, CA to Palm Springs, CA 5402

$3

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Train, bus  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak

Bus  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Fresno, CA to Downtown Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Indio

$63 - $97

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs 327.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Indio/Palm Springs  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) FAT - PSP

$204 - $1,104

Fly to Los Angeles, bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Los Angeles (LAX) FAT - LAX
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs

$217 - $752

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs. However, there are services departing from Fresno, CA and arriving at Palm at 1st via Bakersfield, CA and Tahquitz Cyn at Calle El Segundo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between Fresno and Desert Hot Springs is 268 miles. The road distance is 327.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 9 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs, including transfers.

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Fresno to Desert Hot Springs bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Fresno, CA station.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 9 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Fresno Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 26 min and has one stopover.

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Fresno to Desert Hot Springs bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Palm Springs, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fresno to Desert Hot Springs is 327 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to drive from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Fresno Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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Map of how to get from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs.
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  • Distance: 267.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 12 min

What companies run services between Fresno, CA, USA and Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs via Bakersfield, CA, Palm Springs, CA, and Tahquitz Cyn at Calle El Segundo in around 9 h 30 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Fresno to Desert Hot Springs hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fresno to Indio/Palm Springs via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Fresno to Indio/Palm Springs via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fresno to Indio/Palm Springs via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Fresno to Indio/Palm Springs via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Fresno to Indio/Palm Springs via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Fresno to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fresno to Indio/Palm Springs via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fresno Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield, CA to Palm Springs, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fresno, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Fresno, CA to Downtown Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
GotoBus
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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There are 293+ hotels available in Desert Hot Springs. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fresno to Fresno Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 38 min and costs .

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