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

Cheapest option

Bus via Riverside, CA  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Anaheim to Riverside, CA
  2. Take the bus from RTA Metrolink Station at Vine to Town Center & Hahn 220

$18 - $33

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 2 min

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

Train, fly, travel  •  5 h 37 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 bus which costs $18 - $35 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irvine to Joshua Tree National Park is to bus which costs $18 - $35 and takes 8 h 55 min.

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

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

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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
55 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
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from RTA Metrolink Station at Vine to Town Center & Hahn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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