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There are 4 ways to get from Palm Springs to Dana Point by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Riverside Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to San Juan Capistrano station Inland Empire - OC

$13 - $21

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, line 47 bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA 4985 / ...
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 to Fairview-Arlington 47 / ...

$6 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus, train, line 90 bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Tustin station
  3. Take the line 90 bus from Tustin Metrolink Station-Dock 5 to Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast 90

$11 - $18

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Dana Point 110.1 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Dana Point is to Amtrak Thruway and line 47 bus which costs $6 - $21 and takes 5 h 33 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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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Dana Point. However, there are services departing from Palm Springs, CA and arriving at Golden Lantern-Pacific Coast via Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6, Fairview-Arlington and Newport Trans Ctr Dock 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 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 bus and train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $12 - $21.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Palm Springs to Dana Point, including transfers.

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Palm Springs to Dana Point bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Palm Springs, CA station.

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Palm Springs to Dana Point bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Fairview-Arlington station.

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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 150+ hotels available in Dana Point. Prices start at $99 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 20 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 Trans Ctr Dock 6, Fairview-Arlington, and Newport Trans Ctr Dock 6 in around 5 h 33 min.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to San Juan Capistrano station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Bus from Fullerton Trans Ctr Dock 6 to Fairview-Arlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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