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There are 5 ways to get from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Moorpark station to L. A. Union Station station Ventura County Line
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$105 - $170

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Bus  •  6h 53m

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

Bus via Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 5  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Hampshire & Foothill Dr. to Flower & Olympic
  2. Take the bus from Flower / Olympic to Fullerton Park and Ride 460 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA

Drive  •  2h 45m

  1. Drive from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert 161.7 miles

$15 - $23

Line 161 bus, fly  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the line 161 bus from Thousand Oaks / Hampshire to Canoga Station
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) LAX - PSP

$205 - $484

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert. However, there are services departing from Hampshire & Foothill Dr. and arriving at Palm Desert, CA via Flower / Olympic, Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 5 and Fullerton, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 31m.

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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 train which takes 6h 31m and costs $100 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m 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 Hampshire & Foothill Dr. station.

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The best way to get from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs $100 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Palm Desert, CA station.

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Map of how to get from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert.
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  • Distance: 145.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

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

You can take a train from Thousand Oaks to Palm Desert via Moorpark Station EB, Moorpark station, L. A. Union Station station, Los Angeles Union Station, and Palm Springs Amtrak in around 6h 31m. Alternatively, 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, Fullerton Amtrak Station, and Fullerton, CA in around 6h 53m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
1h
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
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Palm Springs Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Ladot
Website
ladottransit.com
Bus from Hampshire & Foothill Dr. to Flower & 7th
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ladotbus.com
Bus from Hampshire & Foothill Dr. to Flower & Olympic
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Desert, CA
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Flower / Olympic to Fullerton Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Thousand Oaks / Hampshire to Canoga Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from Flower-Olympic to Fullerton Park And Ride Dock 8
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
octa.net

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

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

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There are 738+ hotels available in Palm Desert. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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