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Palm Springs-Los Angeles Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

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

Lowest Price$18.00
Fastest Train3h 16m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3

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 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 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.

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

In the last month, $22.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Palm Springs, CA to Los Angeles, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.88 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 4 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 16 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 Tuesday. 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 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Palm Springs to Los Angeles for $18.00.

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

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 0m$22.56
Amtrak Sunset Limited13h 34m$18.35
Amtrak Texas Eagle13h 34m$18.51

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

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

  • 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?

There are more train stations and stops in Los Angeles than most cities. Most trains from Palm Springs will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Los Angeles:

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

Price trends for trains from Palm Springs to Los Angeles

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Palm Springs, CA to Los Angeles, CA
5.0
Based on 9 ratings and reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 78 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
4.2
Value
4.1
Condition
4.8
Neftali
5.0
February 28, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Very quiet no estress Very quiet no estress
Cons
all good all good
Tips
bring snacks bring snacks
Hélène
5.0
February 18, 2020Vacation
Pros
It was on time It was on time
Joan
5.0
September 18, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Was amazingly smooth, comfortable and quick!Was amazingly smooth, comfortable and quick!
Martin
5.0
July 16, 2019Business
Pros
The driver is very professional and very goodThe driver is very professional and very good
Cons
I can’t think of anythingI can’t think of anything
Tips
Really helped I had other bus schedules in the metro schedules with meReally helped I had other bus schedules in the metro schedules with me
Cheryl
5.0
July 11, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I traveled to see my doctor So had no expectations except to get there in a timely manner.I traveled to see my doctor So had no expectations except to get there in a timely manner.
Cons
Provide a helicopter ;-) A faster trip.Provide a helicopter ;-) A faster trip.
Tips
Be punctual Be punctual

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