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There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$127 - $192

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Bus  •  5h 47m

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

Line 130 bus, bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the line 130 bus from Artesia / Pacific Coast Highway to 183rd / Los Cerritos Center 130
  2. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA 4984 / ...

Drive  •  2h 19m

  1. Drive from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert 135.3 miles

$13 - $20

Line 232 bus, fly  •  3h 8m

  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

$205 - $482

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert. However, there are services departing from Artesia / Pacific Coast Highway and arriving at Palm Desert, CA via 183Rd-Los Cerritos Center, Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 5 and Fullerton, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

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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 train which takes 4h 52m and costs $120 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert, including transfers.

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Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Artesia / Pacific Coast Highway station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert is to train which takes 4h 52m and costs $120 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Palm Desert, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert.
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  • Distance: 118 miles
  • Duration: 4h 52m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert 6 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2h 36m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a bus from Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert once daily, and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Artesia / Pacific Coast Highway to 183rd / Los Cerritos Center
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Sepulveda / Manhattan Beach to LAX City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan Beach to Palm Desert is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2h 19m 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 738+ hotels available in Palm Desert. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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