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How much are train tickets from San Jose to Palm Springs?

Lowest Price$66.00
Fastest Train13h 15m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1
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San Jose-Palm Springs Train Schedule

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Price trends for trains from San Jose to Palm Springs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Jose 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 San Jose to Palm Springs?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from San Jose 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 do you find cheap train tickets from San Jose to Palm Springs?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $67.88 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Jose to Palm Springs. By booking your trip 21 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $22.44 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from San Jose to Palm Springs?

The distance between San Jose and Palm Springs is approximately 386 miles, or 621 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 15 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 San Jose 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 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 San Jose at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from San Jose to Palm Springs?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Palm Springs to San Jose. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Jose to Palm Springs for $74.00.

What train services are there from San Jose to Palm Springs?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Jose to Palm Springs. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak416h 35m$69.02

Where is the train station in San Jose?

There is one train station in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where is the train station in Palm Springs?

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

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

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