There are 3 ways to get from Santa Ana to Palm Springs by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Amtrak Thruway  •  3 h 14 min

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

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana station to Riverside-Downtown station Inland Empire - OC
  2. Take the bus from RTA Metrolink Station at Vine to Town Center & Hahn 220

$14 - $17

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Santa Ana to Palm Springs 93.5 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The distance between Santa Ana and Palm Springs is 77 miles. The road distance is 93.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Ana to Palm Springs without a car is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 3 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Santa Ana to Palm Springs, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Ana to Palm Springs is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from Santa Ana to Palm Springs.

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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 Santa Ana to Palm Springs.
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  • Distance: 76.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

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

Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Santa Ana station to Riverside-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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 Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from RTA Metrolink Station at Vine to Town Center & Hahn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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