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There are 9 ways to get from Vancouver to Salvation Mountain by plane, bus, car, shuttle, taxi or train

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Fly Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs, bus, drive

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  2. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
  3. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

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Fly Vancouver to Los Angeles, bus, drive

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Los Angeles (LAX)
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
  3. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
  4. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

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Shuttle to Bellingham, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, bus, drive

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport, WA
  2. Fly from Bellingham (BLI) to Indio/Palm Springs (PSP)
  3. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
  4. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

Fly Vancouver to San Diego, bus, taxi

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to San Diego (SAN)
  2. Take the bus from San Diego Old Town to El Centro
  3. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Fly Vancouver to El Centro, taxi

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to El Centro (IPL)
  2. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Bus, taxi

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle
  2. Take the bus from 2nd Ave & Yesler Way to Tacoma Dome Station - Zone E
  3. Take the bus from Tacoma to Portland
  4. Take the bus from Portland to Los Angeles
  5. Take the bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
  6. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Bus, train, drive

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver to Seattle
  2. Take the train from Seattle to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
  4. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
  5. Drive from Chiriaco Summit to Salvation Mountain

Train, bus, taxi

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Seattle
  2. Take the train from Seattle to Oxnard
  3. Take the train from Oxnard to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
  4. Take the bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
  5. Take a taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain

Drive

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Salvation Mountain
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  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salvation Mountain is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Salvation Mountain is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Salvation Mountain is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Salvation Mountain is to drive which costs $240 - $360 and takes 25h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Vancouver to Salvation Mountain is to fly and taxi which takes 8h 36m and costs $460 - $800.

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The distance between Vancouver and Salvation Mountain is 1180 miles. The road distance is 1467.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Salvation Mountain without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 40h 14m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 48m to get from Vancouver to Salvation Mountain, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 52m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Salvation Mountain is 1468 miles. It takes approximately 25h 19m to drive from Vancouver to Salvation Mountain.

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Flair Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Indio/Palm Springs Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Salvation Mountain. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs $3 - $6.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Salvation Mountain.
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  • Distance: 1179.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 48m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Salvation Mountain, CA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Vancouver to Salvation Mountain. However, you can take the subway to YVR-Airport Station @ Canada Line, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, take the walk to Tahquitz Canyon at Civic, take the line 4 bus to Indian Canyon at Tachevah, take the walk to Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center, take the bus to Chiriaco Summit, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Bridgeport Station @ Platform 2, take the walk to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, take the shuttle to Bellingham Airport, WA, take the walk to Bellingham airport, fly to Indio/Palm Springs, take the walk to Tahquitz Canyon at Civic, take the line 4 bus to Indian Canyon at Tachevah, take the walk to Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center, take the bus to Chiriaco Summit, then take the drive to Salvation Mountain.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs via Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Bellingham to Indio/Palm Springs via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Vancouver to El Centro via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to El Centro via Seattle, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to El Centro via Edmonton, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to El Centro via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to El Centro via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Bellingham to Indio/Palm Springs via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Vancouver to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bellingham to Indio/Palm Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Premium
$380 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Seat
$290 - $410
Train from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$190 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Seattle to Oxnard
Ave. Duration
33h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$370 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $380
Business Seat
$270 - $390
Train from Oxnard to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Blythe Wellness Express
Phone
+61 760.922.1140
Website
blythewellnessexpress.org
Bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Chiriaco Summit
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
blythewellnessexpress.org
Quick Shuttle
Phone
1.888.940.4428
Email
rez@quickcoach.com
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Bellingham Airport, WA
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego Old Town to El Centro
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Palm Springs Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Tacoma to Portland
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from San Diego State University to El Centro
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Vancouver to Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 888-889-6368
Email
main@soundtransit.org
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 2nd Ave & Yesler Way to Tacoma Dome Station - Zone E
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
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 Portland to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $140
Flexible
$140 - $210
Bus from Los Angeles to El Centro
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Other operators
Taxi from El Centro to Salvation Mountain
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Taxi Speed
Phone
+52 686 555 5800
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Seguro
Phone
+52 686 554 8834
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Elite
Phone
+52 686 234 0031
Website
facebook.com

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