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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly to Indio/Palm Springs, line 111 bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP
  2. Take the line 111 bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at Adams

$162 - $412

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station Riverside Line / ...
  2. Take the bus from RTA Metrolink Station at Vine to Town Center & Hahn 220

$28 - $33

4 alternative options

Fly to El Centro, drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL
  2. Drive from El Centro to La Quinta

$47 - $126

Bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to La Quinta, CA 4984

Bus via Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to La Quinta, CA 4984

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta 144.6 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and La Quinta is 123 miles. The road distance is 144.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta is 145 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta.

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

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There are 394+ hotels available in La Quinta. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta.
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  • Distance: 122.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to La Quinta once daily, and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Airlines
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
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 L. A. Union Station station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at Adams
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA to La Quinta, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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