There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  2 h 47 min

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

$59 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus, line 111 bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Indio
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Palm Cyn at Camino Parocela 111

$33 - $42

3 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway, line 14 bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA
  3. Take the line 14 bus from Tahquitz Cyn at Calle El Segundo to Palm at Buena Vista 14

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs 108.7 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3 h 29 min

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

$162 - $423

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs via Indio, Hwy 111 at Las Palmas, Palm Cyn at Camino Parocela, and Indian Canyon@Ramon in around 4 h 40 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
Once 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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Tahquitz Cyn at Calle El Segundo to Palm at Buena Vista
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Desert Hot Springs is 161 km. The road distance is 174 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs is to drive which takes 1 h 51 min and costs $10 - $16.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, CA and arriving at Palm at 1st via Hwy 111 at Las Palmas and Indian Canyon@Ramon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs, including transfers.