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There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs FlixBus
  2. Take a taxi from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree

$106 - $133

4 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Palm Springs Amtrak to Joshua Tree

$131 - $196

Bus  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Thousand Palms 9608 / ...

$158 - $211

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree 127.5 miles

$12 - $18

Fly  •  3h 20m

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

$283 - $564

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 14m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Joshua Tree is 111 miles. The road distance is 127.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 2h 42m and costs $100 - $140.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree is to bus which takes 3h 53m and costs $150 - $220. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $280 - $600 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Joshua Tree is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree.

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

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There are 47+ hotels available in Joshua Tree. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree.
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  • Distance: 111.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Joshua Tree, CA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 5m. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Thousand Palms
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree
Ave. Duration
37m
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Lucky 777 Cab
Phone
+1 760-660-9115
Website
lucky777cab.com
Desert City Cab
Phone
+1 760-328-3000
Website
desertcitycab.com
American Cab
Phone
+1 760-300-0000
Website
facebook.com

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs .

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