There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree by bus, taxi, train, 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

Bus, taxi  •  2 h 22 min

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

$106 - $133

3 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  3 h 15 min

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

$131 - $196

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree 127.5 miles

$12 - $18

Fly  •  3 h 15 min

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

$286 - $578

Questions & Answers

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

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 2 h 22 min and costs $100 - $140.

More details

It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree, including transfers.

More details

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

Search flights

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

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 42+ hotels available in Joshua Tree. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

More details

Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 111.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

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

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
55 min
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.

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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
American Cab
Phone
+1 760-300-0000
Website
facebook.com
Desert City Cab
Phone
+1 760-328-3000
Website
desertcitycab.com
Lucky 777 Cab
Phone
+1 760-660-9115
Website
lucky777cab.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.