There are 7 ways to get from Palm Springs to Berkeley by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly, BART  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to San Francisco (SFO) PSP - SFO
  2. Take the BART from 12th St. Oakland City Center to Downtown Berkeley

$122 - $417

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Bus Megabus, train  •  15 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Town Center & Hahn to RTA Metrolink Station at Vine 220
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, CA to Oakland, CA

$48 - $74

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Amtrak Thruway, train via Bakersfield Amtrak  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Bakersfield, CA 5402
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak San Joaquins

$56 - $140

Bus, train Amtrak  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station San Joaquins

$58 - $143

Bus  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Indio to Los Angeles
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca 6844 / ...

$73 - $149

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  16 h 42 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985 / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak Coast Starlight

$91 - $237

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Berkeley 481.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Berkeley is to bus and train which costs $45 - $75 and takes 15 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Berkeley is to fly and BART which costs $120 - $420 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Berkeley. However, there are services departing from N Palm Cyn at Chino and arriving at Oxford St:Addison St via Indio, 6th / Wall, Los Angeles, Ca and Thomas L Berkley Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 43 min.

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The distance between Palm Springs and Berkeley is 428 miles. The road distance is 481.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Berkeley without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train which takes 12 h 1 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Palm Springs to Berkeley, including transfers.

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Palm Springs to Berkeley bus services, operated by EPLA Limo Express, depart from Indio station.

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The quickest flight from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 28 min.

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Palm Springs to Berkeley bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oakland, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Berkeley is 481 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to drive from Palm Springs to Berkeley.

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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Berkeley.
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  • Distance: 427.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Palm Springs, CA, USA and Berkeley, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Palm Springs to Berkeley via Hwy 111 at Las Palmas, Indio, Los Angeles, 6th / Wall, 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, Oakland, Ca, and Thomas L Berkley Way in around 14 h 43 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from 12th St. Oakland City Center to Downtown Berkeley
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Richmond Transit Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Bakersfield Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$250 - $340
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs, CA to Bakersfield, CA
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Indio to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Town Center & Hahn to RTA Metrolink Station at Vine
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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The nearest airport to Berkeley is Oakland (OAK) Airport which is 11.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include San Francisco (SFO) (18.9 miles), San Jose (SJC) (39.7 miles), Santa Rosa (STS) (53.1 miles) and Sacramento (SMF) (68.2 miles).

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There are 550+ hotels available in Berkeley. Prices start at $115 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is to line 14 bus which takes 8 min and costs $3.

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