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Los Angeles - Palm Springs Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Los Angeles to Palm Springs

There are usually 8 daily bus trips from Los Angeles to Palm Springs.

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Trip Summary

6 trains operate daily from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. The train trip from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is usually about 5 hours and 58 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Sunset Limited train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Fastest train2h 36m
Lowest price$24.66
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)




January 15, 2024- Solo travel


Cons: The LA -PS trip should be super faster than 2hrs to help travellers as well as fill more seats to make money. Tips: Wifi was on SURFLINER not the Fullerton-PALM SPRINGS portion of the trip.



October 23, 2023- Visiting friends


Pros: Both train and bus were on time and reliable. The Amtrak bus driver was loading the bus as it was waiting at the train station Indicating the bus was on schedule and ready for departure. Cons: Amtrak bus stop in Palm Springs is shared with local Sunline bus line and the seat has been removed. Tips: Don’t expect a seat at the Palm Springs Amtrak bus stop.



January 31, 2023- Vacation


Pros: It was so quick and adorable to travel from LA to Palm Springs on the Amtrak. There were also incredibly beautiful views almost the entire ride and it made time go by so much faster. Cons: I think the only suggestion I have as far as improvements go is having more signs posted about where to go and what stop to get off on. There was some confusion with finding the right stop and entrance at first so more informational signs would be helpful. Tips: Book in advance and bring a buddy with you! Also pack lightly if possible because it is not always easy to get your suitcase on and off so the less you have the better in my opinion.



October 21, 2022- Visiting friends


Pros: Train trip went according to schedule and bus trip driver was very helpful with everything including wiping up a spill and had a good attitude. Cons: The traffic on the 91. Tips: Try it you will like it it beats driving.



October 1, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: I like the Amtrak. It takes you securely from A to B. It's much more relaxed than a bus. Cons: I think they should enforce masked on people who are obviously dealing with a really bad cold or coughs. Tips: Follow the rules, it makes everything so much easier for other passengers and the staff. Please be quiet on the night train until at least 5 AM.

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Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Palm Springs?

There are 3 train lines with service from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak56h 3m$32.40
Amtrak Sunset Limited12h 36m$38.67
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 36m$35.00
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs every day, as well as 20 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $25.

  • The Sunset Limited is an Amtrak train that travels nearly 2,000 miles through the American Southwest from Los Angeles to New Orleans. The mountain, desert, and bayou landscapes along the route make the Sunset Limited one of the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Travelers can book a coach seat or upgrade to a roomette for additional space and sleeping accommodations. All classes of service can stay connected with seatside power outlets and access the cafe car to purchase snacks. A Coach ticket for a comfortable, convenient, and scenic ride from Los Angeles to Palm Springs on the Sunset Limited usually costs about .

  • The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from Los Angeles to Palm Springs on the Texas Eagle usually takes 2 hours and 36 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Los Angeles 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.
The distance between Los Angeles and Palm Springs is approximately 99 miles, or 159 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 36 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 6 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 Los Angeles.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA, US - PSP-0

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Palm Springs is a desert resort city in California defined by its ultra-cool midcentury modern buildings and aesthetics. Travelers seeking relaxation flock to Palm Springs' stylish hotels and resorts like the Caliente Tropic Resort, spas like The Well Spa, hot springs like the Azure Palm Hot Springs, and the city's many palm tree-lined golf courses. History and art buffs can check out the Palm Springs Art Museum, Cabazon Dinosaurs, and Cabot's Pueblo Museum. Trivia break! Can you guess which president had a home in Palm Springs?

Explore the desert environment by meeting some locals at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens or trot through the Indian Canyons on horseback. Outdoor enthusiasts can discover trails for hiking, walking, and mountain biking in the desert city. Palm Canyon Drive, a cultural strip downtown, offers upscale dining and exciting nightlife, from resort restaurants to taverns and lounges.

Visit this chic resort city by train on the Amtrak Texas Eagle or Amtrak Sunset Limited. You can take a bus to Palm Springs on one of FlixBus' routes from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Riverside, and more. The Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is easy to reach, only two miles from downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

Los Angeles has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Palm Springs.

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

Main arrival station: SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr

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

Train stations in Palm Springs:

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

  • Palm Springs Station Rd

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