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Train Trip Information: Los Angeles to Palm Springs

There are 5 daily trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Traveling by train from Los Angeles to Palm Springs usually takes around 5 hours and 56 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 to Palm Springs

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Roy

October 21, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Train trip went according to schedule and bus trip driver was very helpful with everything including wiping up a spill and had a good attitude. Cons: The traffic on the 91. Tips: Try it you will like it it beats driving.

Pros: Train trip went according to schedule and bus trip driver was very helpful with everything including wiping up a spill and had a good attitude. Cons: The traffic on the 91. Tips: Try it you will like it it beats driving.

4.0

Stephanie

October 1, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: I like the Amtrak. It takes you securely from A to B. It's much more relaxed than a bus. Cons: I think they should enforce masked on people who are obviously dealing with a really bad cold or coughs. Tips: Follow the rules, it makes everything so much easier for ...

Pros: I like the Amtrak. It takes you securely from A to B. It's much more relaxed than a bus. Cons: I think they should enforce masked on people who are obviously dealing with a really bad cold or coughs. Tips: Follow the rules, it makes everything so much easier for other passengers and the staff. Please be quiet on the night train until at least 5 AM.

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5.0

Rey

May 31, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Evrything. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Evrything. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

John

January 26, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: The 'FlyAway' bus, the Amtrak train and the Amtrak bus were all spotlessly clean, left on time and arrived on time. The drivers/conductors were helpful and di their jobs really well. This was as close as you ever get to a "Perfect Trip"! Cons: Nothing - it was pe...

Pros: The 'FlyAway' bus, the Amtrak train and the Amtrak bus were all spotlessly clean, left on time and arrived on time. The drivers/conductors were helpful and di their jobs really well. This was as close as you ever get to a "Perfect Trip"! Cons: Nothing - it was perfect! Tips: 1. FlyAway bus stops at LAX are marked - loo/ask for them. 2. Union Station is easy to navigate - lighted signs overhead and helpful Amtrak personnel. 3. The train to bus transfer at Fullerton was almost too easy...and it was very timely.

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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.

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

In the last month, $23.96 was the average price of a train ticket from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. 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 4 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Los Angeles to Palm Springs will vary between $23 and $29. 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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Traveling from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $24 whenever you decide to board the train to Palm Springs.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Los Angeles to Palm Springs remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

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

There are 3 train lines with service from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak45h 59m$25.05
Amtrak Sunset Limited12h 36m$20.75
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 37m$21.21
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs every day, as well as 18 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $19.

  • Amtrak Sunset Limited

    Amtrak Sunset Limited

    The Amtrak Sunset Limited is a southern Amtrak route that crosses through Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The double-decker carriages have a variety of roomettes, bedrooms, and suites, as well as a restuarant and cafe service.

  • 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 5 hours and 56 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?

Trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Tuesday 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 5:00am 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 5 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.

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 is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, CA - Union Station - LAXUST-0

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Main departure station: Union Station

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

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

  • Pacific Central Station

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

Main arrival station: SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

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 - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr

  • Palm Springs Station Rd

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