There are 5 ways to get from Santa Monica to Indio by bus, train, tram, night bus, car or plane

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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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station San Bernardino Line
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Indio, Ca 1360 / ...

$30 - $55

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, fly, line 111 bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilshire Eb & Lincoln Fs to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
  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

$165 - $428

Questions & Answers

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.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Indio is 133 miles. The road distance is 142.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Indio without a car is to line 720 bus and bus which takes 4 h 32 min and costs .

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

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Santa Monica to Indio bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, depart from 5th / Santa Monica 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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Santa Monica to Indio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Indio, Ca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Indio is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Santa Monica to Indio.

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

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There are 386+ hotels available in Indio. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Indio.
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  • Distance: 132.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

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
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
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 / Lincoln to Wilshire / Veteran
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 San Bernardino, Ca to Indio, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Wilshire Eb & Lincoln Fs to Wilshire Eb & Veteran Ns
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Sunline Transit
Phone
+1 760-343-3451
Website
sunline.org
Bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at Oasis
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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