There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by bus, 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

Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 24 min

  1. 4968 / ...

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Riverside Line / ...
  2. 220

$16 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus, line 111 bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. 111

$30 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. 106.5 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3 h 12 min

  1. LAX - PSP

$162 - $423

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
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Bus operators
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
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 at Hahn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Palm Springs is 159 km. The road distance is 170 km.

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

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

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 Hwy 111 at Las Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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