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Trains from Irvine to Palm Springs

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Irvine to Palm Springs. Traveling by train from Irvine to Palm Springs usually takes around 7 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 3 hours and 3 minutes.

Distance72 mi (117 km)
Fastest train3h 3m
Lowest price£13.82
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Irvine, CA to Palm Springs, CA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Lester

24 February 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Just generally a smooth uneventful experience. Cons: Nothing comes to mind. Tips: Nope.

Pros: Just generally a smooth uneventful experience. Cons: Nothing comes to mind. Tips: Nope.

What is the price of a train ticket from Irvine to Palm Springs?

In the last month, £24.54 was the average price of a train ticket from Irvine, CA to Palm Springs, CA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £4.49 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Irvine to Palm Springs by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £16 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Irvine to Palm Springs in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £24 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 23 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Palm Springs from Irvine will be about £4.49 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Irvine to Palm Springs?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Irvine, California to Palm Springs, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak47h 22m£26.83
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Irvine to Palm Springs every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £14.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Irvine 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 Irvine to Palm Springs?

The distance between Irvine and Palm Springs is approximately 72 miles, or 117 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 3 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 Irvine to Palm Springs 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 Tuesday 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 Irvine at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Irvine to Palm Springs?

There are 4 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 Irvine.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Irvine?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Irvine.

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 Irvine 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

Need a return trip from Palm Springs to Irvine?

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