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There are 5 ways to get from Irvine to Joshua Tree National Park by bus, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Amtrak Thruway, travel  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA 4968 / ...
  2. Travel from Palm Springs, CA to Joshua Tree National Park

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Line 167 bus, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 167 bus from Culver-Michelson to Canal-Meats 167
  2. Take the bus from Village of Orange Zone 5 to Vine St Layover 200
  3. Take the bus from RTA Metrolink Station at Vine to Town Center at Hahn 220

$9 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Indio, CA 4984 / ...

Bus via Anaheim Amtrak  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Indio, CA 4984 / ...

Train, fly, travel  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP
  3. Travel from Indio/Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park

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The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Joshua Tree National Park is to line 167 bus and bus which costs $9 - $16 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Joshua Tree National Park is to line 167 bus and bus which costs $9 - $16 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Irvine and Joshua Tree National Park is 112 miles.

The best way to get from Irvine to Joshua Tree National Park without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and travel which takes 4 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Irvine to Joshua Tree National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Joshua Tree National Park.
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  • Distance: 111.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Irvine, CA, USA and Joshua Tree National Park, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Irvine to Joshua Tree National Park once daily, and the journey takes 2 h 50 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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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Contact Details
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 Fullerton, CA to Indio, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Culver-Michelson to Canal-Meats
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Riverside Transit Agency
Phone
(951) 565-5002
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Village of Orange Zone 5 to Vine St Layover
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.com
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from RTA Metrolink Station at Vine to Town Center at Hahn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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