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Riverside to Palm Springs bus

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Riverside - Palm Springs Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Riverside to Palm Springs. Traveling by bus from Riverside to Palm Springs usually takes around 50 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance50 mi (80 km)
Shortest duration0h 50m
Cheapest price$13.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Riverside to Palm Springs?

Bus tickets for a trip from Riverside to Palm Springs cost $13.99 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Riverside to Palm Springs, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $13. However, taking the bus from Riverside to Palm Springs during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $26. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Riverside to Palm Springs?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Riverside to Palm Springs. FlixBus US is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US10h 51m$18.67
  • 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 1 trips per day from Riverside to Palm Springs, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 50 minutes to cover the 50 miles from Riverside to Palm Springs. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

There is usually only one bus per day from Riverside to Palm Springs. It leaves the station in Riverside at 11:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Riverside to Palm Springs. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Riverside to Palm Springs; ticket prices start at $16.00.

City Information

Riverside

Riverside, CA - RIV-0

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Riverside, CA - RIV-1

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Riverside is the most populous city in the Inland Empire and the birthplace of the local citrus industry. One of the most popular buildings in the city is the Mission Inn, a historic landmark that is also the largest Mission Revival Style building in the country. The building is now a popular local hotel and spa, offering top-notch hospitality services. While nearby, don't forget to check out the Mission Inn Museum as well. If you are looking to enjoy a great panoramic view of the entire city, take a short hike to the top of Mount Rubidoux, and you will not be disappointed!

Riverside boasts a generally vibrant food scene with plenty of establishments to choose from. The Mission Inn itself offers incredible traditional Spanish dishes and a fabulous open-air patio dining spot. For seasonal produce and local dishes, check out Salted Pig!

Riverside is served by Amtrak trains and several bus companies that operate routes throughout Southern California and beyond. In addition, there are three major airports in Riverside's general area: Ontario International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and John Wayne Orange County Airport.

Palm Springs

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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 Riverside?

Main departure station: UC Parking Lot 30 - 900 Martin Luther King BLVD

Most buses depart from the main station in Riverside.

All bus stations in Riverside:

  • UC Parking Lot 30 - 900 Martin Luther King BLVD

Where does the bus arrive in Palm Springs?

Main arrival station: 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

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

All bus stations in Palm Springs:

  • 6600 N Indian Canyon Dr

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