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There are 4 ways to get from Newport Beach to Palm Desert by bus, train, car or plane

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Line 47 bus, bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the line 47 bus from Hospital-Placentia to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 47 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA 4984 / ...

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Train  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$159 - $250

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Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from Newport Beach to Palm Desert 117.8 miles

$11 - $17

Line 1 bus, line 92 bus, fly  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Coast-Ent Hoag Hospital to 7Th-Channel
  2. Take the line 92 bus from Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw to First & Shelter E S
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP

$207 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Newport Beach to Palm Desert is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Newport Beach to Palm Desert is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newport Beach to Palm Desert. However, there are services departing from Hospital-Placentia and arriving at Palm Desert, CA via Fullerton, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.

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The distance between Newport Beach and Palm Desert is 90 miles. The road distance is 117.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Newport Beach to Palm Desert without a car is to line 47 bus and bus which takes 5h 10m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Newport Beach to Palm Desert, including transfers.

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Newport Beach to Palm Desert bus services, operated by OCTA, depart from Hospital-Placentia station.

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The best way to get from Newport Beach to Palm Desert is to line 47 bus and bus which takes 5h 10m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $250 and takes 5h 9m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 57m.

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Newport 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 Newport Beach to Palm Desert.
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  • Distance: 90.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Newport Beach to Palm Desert via Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 and Fullerton, CA in around 5h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newport Beach to Palm Desert via Santa Ana Amtrak Station, Los Angeles Union Station, and Palm Springs Amtrak in around 5h 9m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
57m
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Hospital-Placentia to Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Coast-Ent Hoag Hospital to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
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
Long Beach Transit
Website
lbtransit.com
Bus from Seventh & V.A. Hosp. Nw to First & Shelter E S
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lbtransit.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Newport Beach to Palm Desert is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Newport 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 848+ hotels available in Palm Desert. Prices start at $129 USD per night.

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