There are 7 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Palm Desert 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, line 111 bus  •  2 h 23 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 San Luis Rey

$159 - $410

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  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

$19 - $25

5 alternative options

Train, bus, line 194 bus, line 111 bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
  2. Take the bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to El Monte Station - Upper Level 910 / ...
  3. Take the line 194 bus from El Monte Station to Valley Blvd and Moutain View Rd 194 / ...
  4. Take the bus from El Monte, CA to Indio
  5. Take the line 111 bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey 111

$37 - $56

Bus, line 111 bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
  2. Take the bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Spring & 7th 733 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Indio
  4. Take the line 111 bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey 111

$40 - $56

Bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA 4984 / ...

Train, bus via San Bernardino Transit Center  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station San Bernardino Line
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino to Indio

$44 - $62

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Palm Desert 137.7 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Palm Desert is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 29 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Palm Desert is to fly and line 111 bus which costs $150 - $410 and takes 2 h 23 min.

More details

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Palm Desert is 118 miles. The road distance is 137.7 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Palm Desert, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Palm Desert. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Los Angeles, CA and Hwy 111 at Las Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Palm Desert via Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Spring & 7th, Los Angeles, CA, Indio, and Hwy 111 at Las Palmas in around 5 h 13 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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from LAX via FlyAway to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
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
Website
sunline.org
Bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org
Bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey
Ave. Duration
32 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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station to El Monte Station - Upper Level
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Spring / 7th
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to El Monte Station E
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Bus from El Monte Station to Valley Blvd and Moutain View Rd
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from El Monte, CA to Indio
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
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
Bus from San Bernardino to Indio
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
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
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Spring & 7th
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ladotbus.com

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