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There are 6 ways to get from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Amtrak  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Agoura & Westlake to Flower & 7th Commuter Express 422 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA 4984 / ...

Cheapest option

Bus via RTA Metrolink Station at Vine  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Thousand Oaks Blvd. & Hampshire Rd. to Figueroa & Pico
  2. Take the bus from Flower / Pico to Disneyland Employee's Entrance 460
  3. Take the bus from Harbor Blvd at Disneyland to Vine St Layover 200
  4. Take the bus from RTA Metrolink Station at Vine to Town Center & Hahn 220

$7 - $13

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Bus EPLA Limo Express  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Agoura & Westlake to Flower & 7th Commuter Express 422 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Indio

$32 - $50

Train, bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Moorpark station to L. A. Union Station station Ventura County Line
  2. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA 4984 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert 161.7 miles

$15 - $23

Line 161 bus, line 901 bus, fly, line 111 bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 161 bus from Thousand Oaks / Hampshire to Canoga Station
  2. Take the line 901 bus from Canoga Station to Woodley Station
  3. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP
  4. Take the line 111 bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey

$166 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert is to bus which costs $6 - $13 and takes 9 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert. However, there are services departing from Agoura & Westlake and arriving at Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey via 6th / Hill, Los Angeles and Hwy 111 at Las Palmas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Thousand Oaks and Palm Desert is 145 miles. The road distance is 161.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert, including transfers.

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Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert bus services, operated by Ladot, depart from Agoura & Westlake 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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Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert bus services, operated by EPLA Limo Express, arrive at Indio station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert is 162 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to drive from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert.

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  • Distance: 145.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

What companies run services between Thousand Oaks, CA, USA and Palm Desert, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert via Flower & 7th, 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, Union Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak, Fullerton Transportation Center, and Fullerton, CA in around 6 h 44 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 Moorpark station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Agoura & Westlake to Flower & 7th
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Thousand Oaks Blvd. & Hampshire Rd. to Figueroa & Pico
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Indio
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Flower / Pico to Disneyland Employee's Entrance
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Thousand Oaks / Hampshire to Canoga Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Canoga Station to Woodley Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
metro.net
Riverside Transit Agency
Phone
(951) 565-5002
Website
riversidetransit.com
Bus from Harbor Blvd at Disneyland to Vine St Layover
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
riversidetransit.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
Bus from B St at Buddy Rogers to Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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

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