There are 6 ways to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Amtrak  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Temple & Los Angeles Commuter Express 438
  2. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA 4984 / ...

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Train, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station San Bernardino Line
  2. Take the bus from 2nd at Commerce to Town Center & Hahn 220

$17 - $25

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Bus EPLA Limo Express  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Indio

$31 - $49

Bus, line 80 bus, line 111 bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Figueroa & 5th
  2. Take the bus from 6th / Flower to 3rd / Ford
  3. Take the bus from East Los Angeles to Indio, CA
  4. Take the line 80 bus from Monroe at Oleander to Hwy 111 at Flower 80
  5. Take the line 111 bus from Hwy111 at GolfCntr to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey 111

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert 135.3 miles

$13 - $20

Line 232 bus, fly, line 111 bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 232 bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP
  3. Take the line 111 bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey

$166 - $428

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert. However, there are services departing from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. and arriving at Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey via 7th & Flower, Los Angeles and Hwy 111 at Las Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

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The distance between Manhattan Beach and Palm Desert is 118 miles. The road distance is 135.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert, including transfers.

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Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert bus services, operated by EPLA Limo Express, depart from Los Angeles station.

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

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Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert bus services, operated by EPLA Limo Express, arrive at Indio station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert.

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

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There are 616+ hotels available in Palm Desert. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert.
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  • Distance: 118 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Manhattan Beach, CA, USA and Palm Desert, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert via Temple & Los Angeles, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Fullerton Transportation Center, and Fullerton, CA in around 5 h 58 min.

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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Temple & Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Manhattan Ave. & 10th St. to Figueroa & 5th
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Indio
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Montebello Bus Lines
Phone
323-558-1625
Email
ridembl@cityofmontebello.com
Website
ridembl.com
Bus from 6th / Flower to 3rd / Ford
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
ridembl.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from East Los Angeles to Indio, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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GotoBus
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Monroe at Oleander to Hwy 111 at Flower
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org
Bus from Hwy111 at GolfCntr to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org
Bus from 2nd at Commerce to Town Center & Hahn
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org
Bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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