There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree by plane, bus, train 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. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP

$283 - $564

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs FlixBus

$114 - $143

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$136 - $208

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

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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 45 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, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Joshua Tree via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, LA Downtown, and Palm Springs in around 4 h 21 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
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
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
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 30 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
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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