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There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown 2056 / ...

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Fly  •  3h 24m

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

$119 - $374

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Bus via Anaheim  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA 4984 / ...

Drive  •  1h 48m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs 107.3 miles

$10 - $16

Los Angeles to Palm Springs by bus

The bus journey time between Los Angeles and Palm Springs is around 2h 10m and covers a distance of around 109 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h. Operated by FlixBus-us, the Los Angeles to Palm Springs bus service departs from Los Angeles Downtown and arrives in Palm Springs Downtown. Typically 11 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 10m
Fastest bus time:
2h
Bus distance:
109 miles
Buses per week:
11
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:30
Last bus departs at:
17:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Los Angeles to Palm Springs bus schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Palm Springs is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Palm Springs is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Palm Springs is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 4 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles Downtown and arriving at Palm Springs Downtown. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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It is 99 miles from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. It is approximately 107.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs without a car is to bus which takes 2h 15m and costs .

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The bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown takes 2h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Los Angeles to Palm Springs bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from Los Angeles Downtown station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is to bus which takes 2h 15m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $110 - $380 and takes 3h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Los Angeles to Palm Springs bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Palm Springs Downtown station.

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  • Distance: 99.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 15m

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

FlixBus-us operates a bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown once daily, and the journey takes 2h 15m. 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
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Palm Springs is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs.

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

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There are 364+ hotels available in Palm Springs. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $8 - $10.

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