There are 5 ways to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 27 min

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

$153 - $413

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Bus via Riverside, CA  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Riverside, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  3. Take the bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal

$16 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 19 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 L. A. Union Station station Riverside Line / ...

$18 - $24

Bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Springhill Suites to Los Angeles Airport Hotels

$32 - $37

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

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

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). However, there are services departing from Palm Springs Amtrak and arriving at Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal via Riverside, CA and Patsaouras Transit Plaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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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 3 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min 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 Amtrak, depart from Palm Springs Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is to fly which takes 2 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min 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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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
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  • Distance: 107.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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 Riverside Amtrak, Riverside, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Patsaouras Transit Plaza in around 3 h 59 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
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
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
dre.coachusa.com

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There are 2316+ hotels available in Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Prices start at $118 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is to line 14 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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