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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Santa Ana to Palm Springs. Traveling by train from Santa Ana to Palm Springs usually takes around 5 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance76 mi (123 km)
Fastest train2h 33m
Lowest price£12.14
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Santa Ana, CA to Palm Springs, CA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Judith

24 December 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Friendly & professional driver. Cons: Trip ended a couple of blocks from the bus stop address listed on your website so a bit confusing. Please note the correct address.

Pros: Friendly & professional driver. Cons: Trip ended a couple of blocks from the bus stop address listed on your website so a bit confusing. Please note the correct address.

5.0

Emily

23 October 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: The bus was easy to board and arrived on time. Cons: Booking was a little confusing on the Amtrak website but this site was very helpful. Tips: Leave your car at home. This is a cheep way to get where your already going. Relax and read a book instead of road ragi...

Pros: The bus was easy to board and arrived on time. Cons: Booking was a little confusing on the Amtrak website but this site was very helpful. Tips: Leave your car at home. This is a cheep way to get where your already going. Relax and read a book instead of road raging at poor drivers. Plus it's better for the environment this way.

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Price trends for trains from Santa Ana to Palm Springs

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Which train should you take from Santa Ana to Palm Springs?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak35h 44m£20.25
  • 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 Santa Ana to Palm Springs every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £12.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana to Palm Springs?

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

The distance between Santa Ana and Palm Springs is approximately 76 miles, or 123 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 33 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Santa Ana to Palm Springs are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Santa Ana at 10:00 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Ana to Palm Springs for £18.12.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Santa Ana?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Santa Ana.

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 Santa Ana 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

  • Palm Springs Station Rd

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