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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree by plane, bus, taxi, train, night bus or car

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 h 40 min

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

$283 - $564

Cheapest option

Night bus, taxi  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the night bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs FlixBus
  2. Take a taxi from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree

$111 - $141

4 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs
  3. Take a taxi from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree

$114 - $143

Train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$136 - $208

Train via Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$139 - $210

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree 143.3 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree is to fly which costs $280 - $600 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Joshua Tree is 121 miles. The road distance is 143.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $110 - $150.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree is to fly which takes 1 h 40 min and costs $280 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $210 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree.

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

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There are 47+ hotels available in Joshua Tree. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree.
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  • Distance: 121.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and Joshua Tree, CA, USA?

United Airlines flies from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree 6 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 36 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
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
American Cab
Phone
+1 760-300-0000
Website
facebook.com
Desert City Cab
Phone
+1 760-328-3000
Website
desertcitycab.com
Lucky 777 Cab
Phone
+1 760-660-9115
Website
lucky777cab.com

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