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There are 4 ways to get from Joshua Tree to Saguaro National Park by plane, car, bus or train

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

Recommended option

Fly

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Tucson (TUS)

Cheapest option

Drive, bus

  1. Drive from Joshua Tree to Indio, CA
  2. Take the bus from Indio, CA to Tucson

2 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Palm Springs Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Tucson

Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Tucson (TUS) flights

The flight time between Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) and Tucson (TUS) is around 4h 43m and covers a distance of around 346 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 2m. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 41m. Services are operated by American Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and others. Typically 94 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
2h 41m
Layover time:
2h 2m
Total time:
4h 43m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 41m
Flight distance:
346 miles
Flights per week:
94
Cheapest price:
$118
Carbon emissions:
183 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
17:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Tucson (TUS) flight schedules

Joshua Tree → Saguaro National Park
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saguaro National Park is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saguaro National Park is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Saguaro National Park is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Joshua Tree to Saguaro National Park is to drive and bus which costs $45 - $75 and takes 7h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Joshua Tree to Saguaro National Park is to fly which costs $250 - $550 and takes 4h 8m.

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The distance between Joshua Tree and Saguaro National Park is 359 miles.

The best way to get from Joshua Tree to Saguaro National Park without a car is to train which takes 8h 12m and costs $150 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Joshua Tree to Saguaro National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Joshua Tree to Saguaro National Park is to fly which takes 4h 8m and costs $250 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $200 and takes 8h 12m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 9h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Tucson Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 19m and has one stopover.

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Delta, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Tucson Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Saguaro National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Joshua Tree to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is to taxi which takes 49 min and costs $130 - $160.

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Map of how to get from Joshua Tree to Saguaro National Park.
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  • Distance: 358.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

American Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Joshua Tree to Saguaro National Park hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Palm Springs Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6h 52m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $410
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Oakland, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Palm Springs Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Seat
$100 - $140
Bus operators
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Indio, CA to Tucson
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
One Way
$40 - $65
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Tucson
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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