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Palm Springs - Los Angeles Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Palm Springs to Los Angeles usually takes around 2 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 44 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Shortest duration1h 44m
Cheapest price$15.98
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Palm Springs to Los Angeles

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

John

May 15, 2024- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: Nice bus. Cons: Driver could be more informative on the beginning of the trip. Tips: I recommend.

5.0

Terry Anne

January 22, 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: I didn't have to drive. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Didnt like the pick up point in Palm springs at a gas station.

4.0

William

December 13, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: got into LA quick. Cons: n/a. Tips: no.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Palm Springs to Los Angeles cost $24.96 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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If you're planning to travel by bus from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $23 to $31. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 24, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Los Angeles this week, bus tickets are available starting at $24.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Palm Springs to Los Angeles, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $29. However, taking the bus from Palm Springs to Los Angeles during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $49. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 23 days in advance to save $8.52 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Palm Springs to Los Angeles?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US162h 51m$30.34
  • 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 16 trips per day from Palm Springs to Los Angeles, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 99 miles from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 44 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Los Angeles at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Palm Springs to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Palm Springs to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 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 Palm Springs to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $18.00.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Palm Springs?

Main departure station: 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

Most buses depart from the main station in Palm Springs.

All bus stations in Palm Springs:

  • 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: 800 N Alameda St

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • San Fernando Bus Station

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