Cheap train tickets from Palm Springs to San Francisco

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How much are train tickets from Palm Springs to San Francisco?

Lowest Price£49.57
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Palm Springs to San Francisco?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Palm Springs to San Francisco is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Palm Springs to San Francisco was £57.39. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £10.34 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Palm Springs to San Francisco?

The distance between Palm Springs and San Francisco is approximately 427.43 miles, or 687.71 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 15 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 50 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Palm Springs to San Francisco?

On Tuesday trains from Palm Springs to San Francisco are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the greatest number of connections between Palm Springs to San Francisco

Typically there are 11 schedules to compare for your trip to San Francisco. One train carrier operates regular service on the Palm Springs to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Palm Springs to San Francisco, usually offering 11 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Palm Springs to San Francisco, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Palm Springs to San Francisco, which start at £39.65.

One train company connects Palm Springs to San Francisco

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Palm Springs to San Francisco start from £49.57, and on average cost £60.13. Daily there are 11 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Palm Springs leaves from SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr and 2 other stations. And in San Francisco trains arrive at 425 Mission St and 2 other train stations.

From Palm Springs to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 15 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £56.57 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 3 different stations that serve train trips to San Francisco that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Palm Springs are:
  • SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr
  • Palm Springs Station Rd
There are 3 different stations where trains arrive to in San Francisco. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in San Francisco:
  • 425 Mission St
  • 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St
  • Beach St and The Embarcadero Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf