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Compare train tickets from Palm Springs to Los Angeles


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How much are train tickets from Palm Springs to Los Angeles?

Lowest PriceUS$18.00
Fastest Train3h 16m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Palm Springs to Los Angeles
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 78 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 28, 2020Solo travel
Very quiet no estress
all good
bring snacks
February 18, 2020Vacation
It was on time
September 18, 2019Visiting family
Was amazingly smooth, comfortable and quick!
July 16, 2019Business
The driver is very professional and very good
I can’t think of anything
Really helped I had other bus schedules in the metro schedules with me
July 11, 2019Solo travel
I traveled to see my doctor So had no expectations except to get there in a timely manner.
Provide a helicopter ;-) A faster trip.
Be punctual

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to get from Palm Springs to L.A.?

Taking a train is the cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. Tickets average $23.50, and there are two direct trains per day that will get you into L.A. in about 3 hours and 30 minutes. A nonstop flight would get you there in 1 hour and 10 minutes, but would cost around $300.

Where is the train station in Palm Springs located?

The Palm Springs Amtrak Station is located on 20551 North Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Springs Station Road. Sometimes access to Palm Springs Station Road from the south may be unavailable due to weather conditions. If that is the case, you are still able to access the station from I-10 on North Indian Canyon Drive.

Is there a direct train from Palm Springs to LAX?

Unfortunately, there are no direct trains from Palm Springs to the Los Angeles International Airport. However, once you arrive on the train from Palm Springs, you can take the LAX Flyaway bus from Bus Stop 9 at Union Station’s Patsaouras Transit Plaza. This bus shuttle costs $9.75 per person.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Palm Springs to Los Angeles?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, US$19.53 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. By booking your trip 1 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of US$0.05 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Palm Springs to Los Angeles?

The distance between Palm Springs and Los Angeles is approximately 159 kilometers, or 99 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 16 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 Palm Springs to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Palm Springs at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Palm Springs to Los Angeles?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles to Palm Springs. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Palm Springs to Los Angeles for US$16.00.

What train services are there from Palm Springs to Los Angeles?

There are 3 train lines with service from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak75h 48mUS$21.69
Amtrak Sunset Limited13h 33mUS$19.75
Amtrak Texas Eagle13h 33mUS$19.75

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

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

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr
  • SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
  • Palm Springs Station Rd

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Palm Springs will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station
  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Catalina Express Terminal
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

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