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

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Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA 4968 / ...

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 40 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

$16 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus, line 111 bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA - East to Indio
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Indian Cyn at Alejo 111

$48 - $63

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs 106.5 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  2 h 58 min

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

$159 - $421

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Palm Springs is 99 miles. The road distance is 106.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, CA and arriving at Indian Cyn at Alejo via Los Angeles, CA - East and Hwy 111 at Las Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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The nearest airport to Palm Springs is Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) Airport which is 2.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) (62.8 miles), Santa Ana (SNA) (76.7 miles), San Diego (SAN) (85.2 miles) and Los Angeles (LAX) (107.8 miles).

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs.
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  • Distance: 99.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Los Angeles to Palm Springs twice daily, and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Los Angeles to Palm Springs once daily.

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 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
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Los Angeles, CA - East to Indio
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Indian Cyn at Alejo
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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

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