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Cheap train tickets from San Diego to Palm Springs


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

Lowest Price£29.07
Fastest Train4h 28m
Trains Per Day12
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for San Diego to Palm Springs
Based on 4 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
16 September 2019Visiting family
Totally stress-free travel. Even if the train was late (it was not), the Amtrak bus that you transfer to for the second part of the trip would have waited for the train to arrive. Wish Amtrak went even more places.
11 June 2019Solo travel
On time, comfortable seats, courteous and knowledgeable staff.
Stairs steep.
Comfortable and economic way to travel inter city.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from San Diego to Palm Springs?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Diego to Palm Springs 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 San Diego to Palm Springs was £34.69. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 17 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £0.73 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 San Diego to Palm Springs?

The distance between San Diego and Palm Springs is approximately 84.87 miles, or 136.56 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 28 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 San Diego to Palm Springs?

Trains from San Diego to Palm Springs are the busiest on Thursday. 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Where is the train station in San Diego?

There are 2 train stations in San Diego with trains to Palm Springs. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:

  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

There are 3 different stations where trains from San Diego arrive in Palm Springs. 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 train stations in Palm Springs:

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

What train services are there from San Diego to Palm Springs?

Typically there are 12 schedules to compare for your trip to Palm Springs. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Diego to Palm Springs route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Diego to Palm Springs, usually offering 12.345 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Diego to Palm Springs, 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 San Diego to Palm Springs, which start at £10.50.

One train company connects San Diego to Palm Springs


Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Palm Springs start from £29.07, and on average cost £35.32. Daily there are 12.344828 Amtrak schedules to Palm Springs. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Palm Springs trains arrive at Palm Springs Station Rd and 2 other train stations.

From San Diego to Palm Springs train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Palm Springs faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 28 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 12.25 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £36.89 for a one-way train ticket to Palm Springs.

Avg. Time
6h 42m
Avg. Price

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