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There are 4 ways to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 18m

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Los Angeles (LAX) PSP - LAX

$169 - $433

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Bus Flixbus USA  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Downtown to LA Downtown FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal Union Station

$14 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus Amtrak  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak Bus Stop to Fullerton Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the bus from Springhill Suites to Los Angeles Airport Hotels

$32 - $37

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) 122.5 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which costs $160 - $440 and takes 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). However, there are services departing from Palm Springs Downtown and arriving at Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal via Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 34m.

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The distance between Palm Springs and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 108 miles. The road distance is 122.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) without a car is to bus which takes 2h 34m and costs $13 - $24.

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It takes approximately 1h 18m to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX), including transfers.

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Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Palm Springs Downtown station.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which takes 1h 18m and costs $160 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $13 - $24 and takes 2h 34m.

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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 Los Angeles Airport (LAX) bus services, operated by LAX FlyAway, arrive at Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
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  • Distance: 107.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 18m

What companies run services between Palm Springs, CA, USA and Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA?

United Airlines flies from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) via LA Downtown and Patsaouras Transit Plaza in around 2h 34m.

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
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Palm Springs Downtown to LA Downtown
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
LAX FlyAway
Phone
(714) 507-1170 / (310) 834-1002
Website
flylax.com
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
LAX FlyAway
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 Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Disneyland Resort Express
Phone
(714) 978-8855
Email
anaheim.reservations@coachusa.com
Website
dre.coachusa.com
Bus from Springhill Suites to Los Angeles Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

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

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There are 2370+ hotels available in Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Prices start at $105 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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