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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. Traveling by train from Palm Springs to Los Angeles usually takes around 6 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Sunset Limited train can make the trip in 3 hours and 33 minutes.

Distance99 mi (159 km)
Fastest train3h 33m
Lowest price$18.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Palm Springs to Los Angeles

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Sheila

October 17, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Convince and price. Cons: Stay the same. Tips: None.

Pros: Convince and price. Cons: Stay the same. Tips: None.

5.0

Barbara

April 9, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Convenient pick up and drop off location. Bargain price for ticket. Cons: The Amtrak coach could display a placard showing “Amtrak”. Tips: Convenient, Great schedule for daytime hours.

Pros: Convenient pick up and drop off location. Bargain price for ticket. Cons: The Amtrak coach could display a placard showing “Amtrak”. Tips: Convenient, Great schedule for daytime hours.

5.0

Neftali

February 28, 2020- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Very quiet no estress. Cons: all good. Tips: bring snacks.

Pros: Very quiet no estress. Cons: all good. Tips: bring snacks.

5.0

Hélène

February 18, 2020- Vacation

Amtrak

It was on time

It was on time

5.0

Joan

September 18, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak

Was amazingly smooth, comfortable and quick!

Was amazingly smooth, comfortable and quick!

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

In the last month, $24.36 was the average price of a train ticket from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. 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 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.46 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 Palm Springs to Los Angeles will vary between $24 and $29. Planning a train trip to Los Angeles within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Palm Springs over the next 7 days is $24. 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 Palm Springs to Los Angeles 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 $23 whenever you decide to board the train to Los Angeles.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Palm Springs to Los Angeles 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 Palm Springs to Los Angeles?

There are 3 train lines with service from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 42m$24.78
Amtrak Sunset Limited13h 33m$22.18
Amtrak Texas Eagle13h 34m$22.44
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Palm Springs to Los Angeles every day, as well as 14 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 Palm Springs to Los Angeles start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Los Angeles. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Palm Springs leaves from Palm Springs Station Rd . And in Los Angeles trains arrive at Union Station .

    From Palm Springs to Los Angeles train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 3 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Los Angeles faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 33 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to get from Palm Springs to L.A.?

Taking a train is the cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. Tickets average $23.50, and there are two direct trains per day that will get you into L.A. in about 3 hours and 30 minutes. A nonstop flight would get you there in 1 hour and 10 minutes, but would cost around $300.

Where is the train station in Palm Springs located?

The Palm Springs Amtrak Station is located on 20551 North Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Springs Station Road. Sometimes access to Palm Springs Station Road from the south may be unavailable due to weather conditions. If that is the case, you are still able to access the station from I-10 on North Indian Canyon Drive.

Is there a direct train from Palm Springs to LAX?

Unfortunately, there are no direct trains from Palm Springs to the Los Angeles International Airport. However, once you arrive on the train from Palm Springs, you can take the LAX Flyaway bus from Bus Stop 9 at Union Station’s Patsaouras Transit Plaza. This bus shuttle costs $9.75 per person.

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

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

The distance between Palm Springs and Los Angeles is approximately 99 miles, or 159 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 33 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 Palm Springs to Los Angeles are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Palm Springs at 2:00am 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 Palm Springs to Los Angeles?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles to Palm Springs.

City Information

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.

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 Palm Springs?

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

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

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

Where is the train station in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles, CA - Union Station - LAXUST-0

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Main arrival 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

  • Metrolink Station

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