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Tucson-Palm Springs Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Tucson to Palm Springs. Traveling by train from Tucson to Palm Springs usually takes around 16 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Sunset Limited train can make the trip in 6 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance344 mi (553 km)
Fastest train6h 27m
Lowest price$70.63
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Price trends for trains from Tucson to Palm Springs

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Which train should you take from Tucson to Palm Springs?

There are 3 train lines with service from Tucson, Arizona to Palm Springs, California. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak217h 31m$82.28
Amtrak Sunset Limited16h 27m$46.27
Amtrak Texas Eagle16h 27m$46.27
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Tucson to Palm Springs every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $71.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tucson to Palm Springs during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Tucson to Palm Springs?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Tucson to Palm Springs. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Tucson to Palm Springs?

The distance between Tucson and Palm Springs is approximately 344 miles, or 553 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 27 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tucson to Palm Springs are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Tucson at 7:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Tucson to Palm Springs?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Palm Springs. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Palm Springs to Tucson. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tucson to Palm Springs for $30.43.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tucson?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tucson.

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Palm Springs than most cities. Most trains from Tucson will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Palm Springs:

Train stations in Palm Springs:

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

  • Palm Springs Station Rd

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