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There are 8 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)

7 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to Los Angeles, bus

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Los Angeles (LAX)
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown

Fly Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)

Train to Baltimore, fly to Indio/Palm Springs

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)

Train, bus via ROCKVILLE station

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Barstow
  3. Take the bus from Barstow Station to San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center
  4. Take the bus from San Bernardino Transit Center to Hwy 111 & Golf Center Pkwy

Drive

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert

Reagan Washington (DCA) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) flights

The flight time between Reagan Washington (DCA) and Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) is around 9h 1m and covers a distance of around 2219 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 2m. The fastest flight normally takes 7h 10m. Services are operated by American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and others. Typically 185 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
6h 59m
Layover time:
2h 2m
Total time:
9h 1m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
7h 10m
Flight distance:
2219 miles
Flights per week:
185
Cheapest price:
$137
Carbon emissions:
1175 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
05:30
Last flight departs at:
16:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington (DCA) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) flight schedules

Flights departing Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert is to fly which costs $130 - $300 and takes 9h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert is to fly which takes 9h 14m and costs $130 - $300.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Palm Desert is 2215 miles. The road distance is 2577.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert without a car is to train and bus via ROCKVILLE station which takes 2 days 17h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 14m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert is to fly which takes 9h 14m and costs $130 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $270 - $390 and takes 3 days 0h.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 10m and has one stopover.

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Palm Desert is 3h behind Reagan Washington Airport (DCA). It is currently 12:01 PM in Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and 9:01 AM in Palm Desert.

Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert is 2578 miles. It takes approximately 40h 55m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert.

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Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert.
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  • Distance: 2214.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 14m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Palm Desert, CA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Palm Desert via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Barstow Station, San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center, San Bernardino Transit Center, Hwy 111 & Golf Center Pkwy, and Hwy 111 at Golf Center Pkwy in around 3 days 0h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Dallas
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Nashville
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $2,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Indio/Palm Springs via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Indio/Palm Springs via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Indio/Palm Springs via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
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
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Barstow Station to San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
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 Philadelphia to Barstow
Ave. Duration
2 days 12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$250 - $350
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$250 - $350
Flexible
$360 - $550
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from San Bernardino Transit Center to Hwy 111 & Golf Center Pkwy
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
sunline.org

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