There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica to Indio by bus, tram, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 720 bus, bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 720 bus from 5th / Santa Monica to 7th / Decatur 720
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Indio, Ca 1360 / ...

$21 - $48

5 alternative options

Tram, night bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines Metro Expo Line
  2. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Indio, Ca 9601

$21 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Indio 142.4 miles

$13 - $21

Bus to Hawthorne, fly to Thermal  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Lincoln Sb & Pico Fs to Aviation/Lax Station
  2. Fly from Hawthorne (HHR) to Thermal (TRM) HHR - TRM

$61 - $262

Bus to Los Angeles, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, line 111 bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilshire / 14th to Wilshire / Veteran
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP
  3. Take the line 111 bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at Oasis

$157 - $418

Fly Los Angeles to El Centro, bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to El Centro (IPL) LAX - IPL
  2. Take the bus from El Centro, Ca to Indio, Ca

$63 - $174

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Indio, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Indio via 7th / Decatur and Los Angeles, Ca in around 4 h 32 min.

Airlines
Advanced Air, LLC
Website
advancedaircharters.com
Flights from Hawthorne to Thermal
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $210
Mokulele
Website
mokuleleairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
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
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Downtown Santa Monica Station to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus operators
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 5th / Santa Monica to 7th / Decatur
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Wilshire / 14th to Wilshire / Veteran
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Indio, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from El Centro, Ca to Indio, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lincoln Sb & Pico Fs to Aviation/Lax Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Wilshire Eb & 14Th Ns to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at Oasis
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Monica to Indio?

The distance between Santa Monica and Indio is 213 km. The road distance is 228 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Indio?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Indio is to drive which costs $13 - $21 and takes 2 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Monica to Indio?

The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Indio is to drive which takes 2 h 20 min and costs $13 - $21.

Is there a direct bus between Santa Monica and Indio?

No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Indio. However, there are services departing from 5th / Santa Monica and arriving at Indio, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from Santa Monica to Indio?

It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Santa Monica to Indio, including transfers.