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There are 5 ways to get from Palm Springs to Irvine by bus, train, car, plane or rideshare

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Bus, train  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from San Bernardino Depot station to Tustin station Inland Empire - OC

$9 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus Amtrak  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Fullerton Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Bus Flixbus USA  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Anaheim FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Harvard 53x / ...

$9 - $21

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Irvine 93.8 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, Tesloop  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Los Angeles (LAX) PSP - LAX
  2. Take the Tesloop from LAX Express to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Newport Beach

$228 - $492

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Irvine is to bus which costs $5 - $8 and takes 3h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Irvine is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Irvine. However, there are services departing from Palm Springs Downtown and arriving at Main-Harvard via Artic - Dock 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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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 3h 36m and costs $9 - $13.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Palm Springs to Irvine, including transfers.

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Palm Springs to Irvine bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Palm Springs Downtown station.

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The quickest flight from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Palm Springs to Irvine bus services, operated by OCTA, arrive at Main-Harvard station.

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

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  • Distance: 74.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 36m

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Palm Springs to Irvine twice daily, and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from San Bernardino Depot station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Anaheim
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Artic - Dock 1 to Main-Harvard
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net
Other operators
Tesloop
Phone
+1 (818) 330-6446
Email
support@tesloop.com
Website
tesloop.com
Rideshare from LAX Express to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Newport Beach
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
tesloop.com
Book at
tesloop.com

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United Airlines offers flights from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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There are 794+ hotels available in Irvine. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is to taxi which takes 8m and costs $19 - $23.

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