There are 3 ways to get from Palm Springs to Dana Point by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985 / ...
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Pacific Surfliner / ...

$10 - $47

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, line 90 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985 / ...
  2. Take the line 90 bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast 90

$8 - $14

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Dana Point 110.1 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Dana Point is to Amtrak Thruway and line 90 bus which costs $7 - $15 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Dana Point is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Palm Springs and Dana Point is 71 miles. The road distance is 110.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Dana Point without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $9 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Palm Springs to Dana Point, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Dana Point is 110 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from Palm Springs to Dana Point.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Dana Point. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Dana Point.
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  • Distance: 71.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from Palm Springs to Dana Point via Fullerton, CA, Fullerton station, Tustin station, and Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 in around 5 h 22 min.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Fullerton station to San Juan Capistrano station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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