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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Palm Springs usually takes around 2 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$16.99
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Los Angeles to Palm Springs

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Jacinta

January 23, 2020- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: The bus and bus terminal were very clean, the staff at check in were friendly and helpful and the bus driver actually knew how to drive a bus. The ride was smooth and on time. First time I’ve been on a bus in about 30 years and it was great. Cons: Nothing. It was great.

4.0

Nancy

August 12, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

I am a visionally impaired (legally blind) seasoned traveler and the staff at greyhound were all very helpful and looked out for me at the LA Station. Great experience! Can’t beat the price either. !!

4.0

Jane

July 20, 2019- Regular commuter

Greyhound

Pros: I am glad yhere are more public transportation from LA yo Palm Springs. Cons: I sometimes also ride Flixbus which Is modern and clean.

How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Palm Springs?

Bus tickets for a trip from Los Angeles to Palm Springs cost $22.75 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Los Angeles to Palm Springs are expected to cost between $24 and $30 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Palm Springs within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $25. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $26. If you're planning to take the bus from Los Angeles to Palm Springs during December, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $40. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 27 days in advance to save up to $10.09.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Palm Springs?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Los Angeles to Palm Springs that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US82h 18m$25.10
Greyhound33h 56m$35.37
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 8 trips per day from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Los Angeles to Palm Springs every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 56 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Palm Springs usually start from $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 99 miles from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Los Angeles to Palm Springs for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Palm Springs every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to Palm Springs; ticket prices start at $15.00.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

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 does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: 800 N Alameda St

Buses to Palm Springs leave from 4 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • San Fernando Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Palm Springs?

Main arrival station: 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

All buses from Los Angeles arrive at one main station in Palm Springs.

All bus stations in Palm Springs:

  • 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

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