There are 2 ways to get from Palm Springs to Irvine by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Tustin station Inland Empire - OC

$8 - $12

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Irvine 93.8 miles

$9 - $14

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The distance between Palm Springs and Irvine is 75 miles. The road distance is 93.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Irvine without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Palm Springs to Irvine, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Irvine is 94 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Palm Springs to Irvine.

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There are 667+ hotels available in Irvine. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Irvine.
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  • Distance: 74.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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

There is no direct connection from Palm Springs to Irvine. However, you can take the bus to Riverside Amtrak, take the walk to Riverside-Downtown station, then take the train to Tustin station. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Irvine.

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
Bus operators

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
+1 1-800-872-7245
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Twice daily

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