There are 5 ways to get from Pasadena to Palm Springs by bus, car, tram or plane

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Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA 4968 / ...

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Bus, line 111 bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from El Monte to Indio
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Indian Cyn at Alejo 111

$32 - $46

3 alternative options

Line 260 bus, bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 260 bus from Fair Oaks / Green to Atlantic / Garfield 260 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Huntington / Garfield to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Pasadena to Palm Springs 103.9 miles

$10 - $15

Tram, fly  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the tram from Memorial Park Station to Union Station - Metro Gold Line
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP

$161 - $423

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Pasadena to Palm Springs. However, there are services departing from Fair Oaks / Green and arriving at Palm Springs, CA via Huntington / Garfield, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and Fullerton, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Pasadena and Palm Springs is 95 miles. The road distance is 103.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Pasadena to Palm Springs without a car is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 4 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Pasadena to Palm Springs, including transfers.

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Pasadena to Palm Springs bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from Fair Oaks / Green station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Pasadena to Palm Springs bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Palm Springs, CA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pasadena to Palm Springs is 104 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Pasadena to Palm Springs.

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

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There are 494+ hotels available in Palm Springs. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pasadena to Palm Springs.
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  • Distance: 94.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Pasadena to Palm Springs twice daily, and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
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 Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Fair Oaks / Green to Atlantic / Garfield
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Huntington / Garfield to Cesar E Chavez / Alameda
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from El Monte to Indio
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Hwy 111 at Las Palmas to Indian Cyn at Alejo
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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