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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Anaheim to Palm Springs. The train trip from Anaheim to Palm Springs is usually about 2 hours and 52 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance79 mi (126 km)
Fastest train2h 45m
Lowest price£6.94
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Anaheim to Palm Springs

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Delores

20 February 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak

Since it was my first, I was very well pleased. The driver was very professional, polite and a very good driver. I am telling my friends and relatives. I'm planning more trips! Thank you!

5.0

Barbara

16 September 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Bus on time. Cons: Bus stop could have seat. Tips: Homeless hang out at bus stop.

5.0

Barbara

22 June 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Convenient arrival and departure times and convenient bus stops. Cons: No mid day trip on Thursday. Tips: Book with Wanderlust.

5.0

Michelle

5 April 2023- Regular commuter

Amtrak

Pros: Definitely worth every penny! Fast quick clean. Reliable!! Wish I would've used Wanderu sooner, instead of wasting $1000s on Uber and Lyft. Cons: N/A. Tips: Definitely check out Wanderu for last-minute quick bus and train trips.

5.0

Barbara

22 February 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: On time and could board at a train station with inside accommodations. Cons: Nothing. Tips: On time.

Price trends for trains from Anaheim to Palm Springs

Average prices by travel date

£23£15£8JulJul

Monthly average prices

£19£15£12£8£4ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£19£15£12£8£43020100

Which train should you take from Anaheim to Palm Springs?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Anaheim to Palm Springs. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22h 53m£7.11
  • 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 Anaheim to Palm Springs every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £7.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Anaheim 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 Anaheim and Palm Springs is approximately 79 miles, or 126 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 45 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Anaheim to Palm Springs on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Anaheim at 10:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Anaheim twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, 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 Anaheim.

City Information

Anaheim

Anaheim, CA - ANA-0

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Anaheim, CA - ANA-1

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Anaheim, CA - ANA-2

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Known and beloved for the famous Disneyland Resort, Anaheim is one of California's top destinations, offering magical resorts, theme parks, and stellar shopping districts. The crown of Anaheim is Disneyland Resort, one of the most famous theme parks in the world. Featuring numerous themed areas such as Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the park will enchant you all day! If you are not into the fanfares of Disneyland, the more affordable Adventure City is a good alternative. Yorba Regional Park, located just 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim, is a pleasant spot for picnicking and strolling along the Santa Ana River.

Disneyland is a popular destination for foodies, offering a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from Creole dishes to Mediterranean ones; some restaurants even feature meet & greets with your favorite Disney characters. However, if you wish to dine like a true local outside of Micky Mouse's reach, don't hesitate to check out the Anaheim Packing District, which features as many as 20 artisan eateries.

Anaheim's principal bus station is the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, located at 2626 E Katella Ave near Angel Stadium downtown. Bus travelers can take Greyhound or FlixBus US intercity buses heading inbound and outbound from the city or hop on an Amtrak train at the adjacent train station.

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 Anaheim?

Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave  - ANAAMT-0

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Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave  - ANAAMT-1

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Main departure station: Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

The futuristic Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) at 2626 E Katella Ave is one of California's busiest intermodal transit centers. The station is both an iconic gateway to Orange County and a tourism destination in itself. The curved design features diamond-shaped steel arches, recreating the grandeur of major early 20th-century railway stations. This immense transit hub links Amtrak, Greyhound, OCTA bus service, Metrolink, and Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) services. It has everything: transit-oriented retail, parking, lockers, bike racks, speciality dining, and community space. ARTIC is near several points of interest, including Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center.

All train stations in Anaheim:

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

Main arrival station: SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

There are more train stations and stops in Palm Springs than most cities. Most trains from Anaheim 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

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr

  • Palm Springs Station Rd

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