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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Phoenix to Palm Springs. Traveling by train from Phoenix to Palm Springs usually takes around 20 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 7 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance259 mi (416 km)
Fastest train7h 2m
Lowest price£71.35
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Which train should you take from Phoenix to Palm Springs?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Phoenix, Arizona to Palm Springs, California. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak320h 44m£88.15
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Phoenix to Palm Springs every day, as well as 11 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £55.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Phoenix 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 Phoenix to Palm Springs?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Phoenix to Palm Springs, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

The distance between Phoenix and Palm Springs is approximately 259 miles, or 416 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 20 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 2 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 Phoenix to Palm Springs are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Thursday 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 Phoenix at 13:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Phoenix to Palm Springs?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Palm Springs to Phoenix. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Phoenix to Palm Springs for £18.01.

City Information

Phoenix

Phoenix, in the heart of the American Southwest, is the capital of Arizona and one of the best destinations for escaping the cold winter months. But we won't lie, it can get HOT.

Sure, you can sip a margarita by the pool at any one of the city's many resorts, or you can get outside and experience some of the Sonoran Desert's unique landscapes. For impressive views of the city and the desert beyond, hike up Camelback Mountain, a 2,700-foot humped mountain which resembles a kneeling camel. If you're more a fan of Tiger Woods than camel mountains, see why Phoenix is a top destination for golf at one of the city's 200+ golf courses.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, you too can overcome your sore muscles after a long day of hiking or golfing and get ready to hit the town. After all, Phoenix is one of the biggest party hubs in the U.S. Roosevelt Row, a creative arts district known for its galleries and mural-covered walls, is one of many spots where Phoenix comes to life after dark. Recommended haunts on Roosevelt Row include the Churchill and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co, as well as The Duce which offers themed nights ranging from Cowboy Night to Burlesque.

Getting to Phoenix is surely easier than getting over your hangover. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a large and busy airport just outside of downtown, and bus service is operated from stations throughout the city connecting Phoenix to destinations in the Southwest and beyond. Unfortunately, there is no train service to Phoenix.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Phoenix?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Phoenix where you can board the train to Palm Springs.

Train stations in Phoenix:

  • 2717 W Bell Rd

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 Phoenix 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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