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Los Angeles-Palm Desert Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Los Angeles to Palm Desert?

Lowest Price$20.00
Fastest Train4h 32m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles to Palm Desert right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Los Angeles to Palm Desert?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Los Angeles to Palm Desert, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Palm Desert?

In the last month, $23.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Palm Desert, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Los Angeles to Palm Desert?

The distance between Los Angeles and Palm Desert is approximately 110 miles, or 176 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 32 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Los Angeles to Palm Desert are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Monday 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 Los Angeles at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Los Angeles to Palm Desert?

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 Desert to Los Angeles.

Which train should you take from Los Angeles to Palm Desert?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak36h 49m$24.34

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Palm Desert:

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Union Station
  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd

Where is the train station in Palm Desert?

Palm Desert has one train station:

  • Sunline Transit Stop - 44449 Towne Ctr Way

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Palm Desert

Monthly average prices

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Los Angeles, CA to Palm Desert, CA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Joyce
5.0
September 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Since it was my first time, it is wonderful to see all the different cities and towns. And where people cut off.
Cons
Nothing needs to be improved since I got off in Palm Desert do I return to the same location to go back to LA outside of the Whole Foods Market at the end of the month because I had a round-trip ticket and the driver didn’t tell me to return but maybe he didn’t know I ...More
Tips
Sorry I’m using the spaces to contact you about my return trip but if you can get back to me and let me know exactly where I need to go back to be picked up for the return trip.

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