There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree by plane, train, 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 45 min

  1. LAX - PSP

$283 - $564

Cheapest option

Bus, line 111 bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. 111

$133 - $169

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Sunset Limited / ...

$139 - $210

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 39 min

  1. 4968 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. 143.3 miles

$14 - $21

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 twice daily. 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
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Gray Line AH
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Disneyland Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com
Book at
dre.coachusa.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA to Indio
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Palm Cyn at Camino Parocela
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Joshua Tree is 194 km. The road distance is 229 km.

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.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree is to fly which takes 1 h 45 min and costs $280 - $600.

It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree, including transfers.