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Los Angeles-Palm Springs Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

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

Lowest Price$18.00
Fastest Train2h 36m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $23.68 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.10 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 4 hours and 58 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 Thursday. 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 Sunday 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 8:00am 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 Springs?

There are 13 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 $19.00.

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 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak125h 9m$24.58
Amtrak Sunset Limited12h 36m$19.87
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 36m$20.58

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

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

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

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

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:

  • SunLine Transit Stop - 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
  • SunLine Transit Stop - 190 N Indian Canyon Dr
  • Palm Springs Station Rd

Price trends for trains from Los Angeles to Palm Springs

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Los Angeles, CA to Palm Springs, CA
5.0
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 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
5.0
Condition
5.0
Barbara
5.0
July 13, 2020Visiting friends
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!
Hélène
5.0
February 11, 2020Vacation
Pros
Fantastic (I come from France)

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Tamika
5.0
May 25, 2019
Pros
Great.

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