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There are 6 ways to get from Seattle to Palm Springs by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Indio/Palm Springs  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) SEA - PSP

$98 - $553

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Fly to Los Angeles, bus  •  8h

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX) SEA - LAX
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown

$58 - $226

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Fly to Ontario/San Bernardino, train  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SEA - ONT
  2. Take the train from Pomona Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak

$121 - $363

Bus  •  30h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Los Angeles, Ca 1431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown FlixBus

$115 - $288

Train, bus  •  38h 31m

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown FlixBus

$182 - $527

Drive  •  20h 58m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Palm Springs 1248.5 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Palm Springs is to fly and bus which costs $55 - $230 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Palm Springs is to fly which costs $95 - $600 and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Palm Springs. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Palm Springs Downtown via 7th / Decatur, Olive / 5th and LA Downtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 50m.

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The distance between Seattle and Palm Springs is 1004 miles. The road distance is 1248.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Palm Springs without a car is to bus which takes 30h 50m and costs $110 - $290.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Seattle to Palm Springs, including transfers.

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Seattle to Palm Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Palm Springs is to fly which takes 5h 11m and costs $95 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $290 and takes 30h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Seattle to Palm Springs bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Palm Springs Downtown station.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Palm Springs.
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  • Distance: 1004 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines fly from Seattle to Palm Springs hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Palm Springs via Los Angeles, Ca, 7th / Decatur, 5th / Grand, Olive / 5th, Cesar E Chavez / Vignes, and LA Downtown in around 30h 50m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Indio/Palm Springs via Portland
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Ontario/San Bernardino via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Ontario/San Bernardino via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Ontario/San Bernardino via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Seattle to Ontario/San Bernardino via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Seattle to Ontario/San Bernardino via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pomona Amtrak to Palm Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $270

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Palm Springs is 1248 miles. It takes approximately 20h 58m to drive from Seattle to Palm Springs.

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Delta, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Seattle Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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There are 594+ hotels available in Palm Springs. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31m and costs $2 - $4.

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