There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree by train, taxi, 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, taxi  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Sunset Limited / ...

$131 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus, line 111 bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. 111

$123 - $162

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. 127.5 miles

$12 - $18

Fly  •  3 h 24 min

  1. LAX - PSP

$289 - $580

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

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree via Indio, Hwy 111 at Las Palmas, Palm Cyn at Camino Parocela, Indian Canyon at Ramon, and Palm at 12th in around 5 h 20 min. 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
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Bus operators
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Tahquitz Cyn at Calle El Segundo to Mission Lakes at El Mirador
Ave. Duration
43 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
Other operators
Taxi from Palm Springs Amtrak to Joshua Tree
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Joshua Tree is 178 km. The road distance is 204 km.

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

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

It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree, including transfers.