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There are 8 ways to get from Palm Springs to Watsonville by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Indio/Palm Springs to San Jose, shuttle  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to San Jose (SJC) PSP - SJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Prunedale

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Bus via Los Angeles  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Los Angeles Downtown 2050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Salinas "Greyhound"

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Fly Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco, shuttle  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to San Francisco (SFO) PSP - SFO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport to Prunedale

Fly Indio/Palm Springs to Oakland, train, bus, line 71 bus  •  8h

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Oakland (OAK) PSP - OAK
  2. Take the train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to San Jose
  3. Take the bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
  4. Take the line 71 bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 to Watsonville Transit Center

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Monterey, line 20 bus, line 28 bus  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Los Angeles Downtown
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Monterey (MRY) LAX - MRY
  3. Take the line 20 bus from Playa / Sand City Station to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7
  4. Take the line 28 bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 1 to Rodriguez / Second

Bus  •  12h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Los Angeles Downtown 2050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Salinas Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Bus, train  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Los Angeles Downtown 2050 / ...
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Salinas Coast Starlight

Drive  •  7h 16m

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Watsonville 432.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Watsonville is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from Palm Springs to Watsonville is to fly and shuttle which takes 5h 55m and costs $150 - $270.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Watsonville. However, there are services departing from Palm Springs Downtown and arriving at Rodriguez / Second via Los Angeles and Salinas Transit Center / Gate 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 37m.

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The distance between Palm Springs and Watsonville is 365 miles. The road distance is 432.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Watsonville without a car is to bus which takes 12h 37m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Palm Springs to Watsonville, including transfers.

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Palm Springs to Watsonville 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 San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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Palm Springs to Watsonville bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salinas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Watsonville is 433 miles. It takes approximately 7h 16m to drive from Palm Springs to Watsonville.

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  • Distance: 364.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Palm Springs to Watsonville via Los Angeles Downtown, Los Angeles, Salinas, and Salinas Transit Center / Gate 1 in around 12h 37m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$83
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Los Angeles to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Train 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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Los Angeles to Salinas
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Monterey Airbus
Phone
831-373-7777
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Prunedale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$32
Standard Rate
$37
Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to Prunedale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$43
Standard Rate
$48
Santa Cruz Metro
Website
scmtd.com
Bus from Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 2
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
scmtd.com
Bus from Santa Cruz Metro Center - Lane 4 to Watsonville Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
scmtd.com
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz, CA
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Salinas
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Palm Springs Downtown to Los Angeles Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Phone
1-888-678-2871
Email
customerservice@mst.org
Website
mst.org
Bus from Playa / Sand City Station to Salinas Transit Center / Gate 7
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
mst.org
Bus from Salinas Transit Center / Gate 1 to Rodriguez / Second
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
mst.org
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Salinas
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. offers flights from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Watsonville. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is to line 2 bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $4.

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