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Los Angeles - Palm Springs Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Traveling by train from Los Angeles to Palm Springs usually takes around 7 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Sunset Limited train can make the trip in 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Fastest train2h 36m
Lowest price$18.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Los Angeles, CA to Palm Springs, CA

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Jane

June 16, 2021- Regular commuter

Amtrak

Pros: Reliable. I really appreciate this transportation. Cons: Add more times available. Tips: Great.

Pros: Reliable. I really appreciate this transportation. Cons: Add more times available. Tips: Great.

5.0

Loretta

May 20, 2021- Couples trip

Amtrak

Pros: It was thrilling to see the refurbished Union Station, and the trip was worth that alone, but became so much more when we were treated with exceptional kindness by one of the Station attendants, who transferred us on a little cart to the train, and ensured our ba...

Pros: It was thrilling to see the refurbished Union Station, and the trip was worth that alone, but became so much more when we were treated with exceptional kindness by one of the Station attendants, who transferred us on a little cart to the train, and ensured our baggage was taken care of. The transfer to the bus at Fullerton was easy, and the rest of the trip by bus was enjoyable. A fun interlude! Cons: There is a scramble for regular seats on the train. Perhaps they could be pre-assigned when sold. Tips: Make sure you take the train in Los Angeles. A retro adventure!

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5.0

Barbara

July 13, 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Ease of departure and pick up locations well marked and established. Cons: No improvements necessary. We did not use the WiFi but we believe it was available. Tips: Great experience!

Pros: Ease of departure and pick up locations well marked and established. Cons: No improvements necessary. We did not use the WiFi but we believe it was available. Tips: Great experience!

5.0

Hélène

February 11, 2020- Vacation

Amtrak

Fantastic (I come from France)

Fantastic (I come from France)

5.0

Tamika

May 25, 2019

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Great.

Great.

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

In the last month, $19.11 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Palm Springs, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.05 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10NovDec

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Los Angeles to Palm Springs will vary between $18 and $28. Planning a train trip to Palm Springs within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Los Angeles over the next 7 days is $23. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $32 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 16 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Palm Springs from Los Angeles will be about $5.05 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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

There are 3 train lines with service from Los Angeles, California to Palm Springs, California. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak57h 59m$24.23
Amtrak Sunset Limited12h 37m$20.08
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 37m$20.38
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs every day, as well as 18 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $19.

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  • Amtrak Sunset Limited

    Amtrak Sunset Limited

    Amtrak Sunset Limited train tickets from Los Angeles to Palm Springs start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Sunset Limited schedules to Palm Springs. Amtrak Sunset Limited in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station . And in Palm Springs trains arrive at Palm Springs Station Rd .

    From Los Angeles to Palm Springs train travel on Amtrak Sunset Limited takes 2 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Palm Springs faster, Amtrak Sunset Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Palm Springs on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Sunset Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Los Angeles.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Los Angeles to Palm Springs start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Palm Springs. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Los Angeles leaves from Union Station . And in Palm Springs trains arrive at Palm Springs Station Rd .

    From Los Angeles to Palm Springs train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 2 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Palm Springs faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Palm Springs on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Los Angeles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Palm Springs?

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

The distance between Los Angeles and Palm Springs is approximately 99 miles, or 159 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 36 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?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Los Angeles at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Springs?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Palm Springs. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Los Angeles to Palm Springs for $14.99.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, CA - Union Station - LAXUST-0

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Departure stations

Union Station is the main train station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The station was opened in 1939 and has become one of California’s busiest transportation hubs, serving more than 100 thousand passengers per day. Every Amtrak route that goes through Los Angeles stops at Union Station. In addition, the area around the station serves as the main bus stop for several bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city. Located in Downtown LA, Union Station offers easy transit connections to other parts of the city via three Metro Rail lines and one Metro Busway line, as well as a shuttle service to LAX airport. Union Station also serves as the main LA hub for six lines of Metrolink, Southern California’s primary commuter rail service.

All train stations in Los Angeles:

  • Union Station

  • 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, Chatsworth

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

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 Los Angeles will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Palm Springs:

All train stations in Palm Springs:

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

  • Palm Springs Station Rd

Need a return trip from Palm Springs to Los Angeles?

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