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There are 2 ways to get from Palm Desert to Salvation Mountain by bus, taxi or car

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Line 1 bus, line 8 bus, taxi  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey to 5th at Vine 1
  2. Take the line 8 bus from 5th at Vine to 66th at Mecca Family HC 8
  3. Take a taxi from Club View at Windlass to Salvation Mountain

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Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Palm Desert to Salvation Mountain 73.9 miles
Palm Desert → Salvation Mountain
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salvation Mountain is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Desert to Salvation Mountain is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Desert to Salvation Mountain is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 47m.

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The distance between Palm Desert and Salvation Mountain is 62 miles. The road distance is 73.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Desert to Salvation Mountain without a car is to line 1 bus and line 8 bus and taxi which takes 4h 4m and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Palm Desert to Salvation Mountain, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Desert to Salvation Mountain is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Palm Desert to Salvation Mountain.

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There are one+ hotels available in Salvation Mountain. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 61.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

What companies run services between Palm Desert, CA, USA and Salvation Mountain, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Palm Desert to Salvation Mountain. However, you can take the line 1 bus to 5th at Vine, take the line 8 bus to 66th at Date Palm, take the line 9 bus to Club View at Windlass, then take the taxi to Salvation Mountain. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Salvation Mountain.

Bus operators
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey to 5th at Vine
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
sunline.org
Bus from 5th at Vine to 66th at Mecca Family HC
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
sunline.org
Other operators
Taxi from Club View at Windlass to Salvation Mountain
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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