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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Santa Ana to Palm Springs?

Lowest Price$16.75
Fastest Train2h 33m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana to Palm Springs?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana to Palm Springs?

In the last month, $16.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Santa Ana, 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $2.77 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Santa Ana to Palm Springs?

The distance between Santa Ana and Palm Springs is approximately 76 miles, or 123 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 33 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 Santa Ana to Palm Springs 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 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 Santa Ana at 10:00am 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Santa Ana to Palm Springs for $25.00.

Which train should you take from Santa Ana to Palm Springs?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Santa Ana, California to Palm Springs, California. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak43h 43m$19.26

Where is the train station in Santa Ana?

There is one train station in Santa Ana:

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana to Palm Springs

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JanJan

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Santa Ana, CA to Palm Springs, CA
5.0
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Judith
5.0
December 24, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Friendly & professional driver. Friendly & professional driver.
Cons
Trip ended a couple of blocks from the bus stop address listed on your website so a bit confusing. Please note the correct address. Trip ended a couple of blocks from the bus stop address listed on your website so a bit confusing. Please note the correct address.
Emily
5.0
October 23, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus was easy to board and arrived on time. The bus was easy to board and arrived on time.
Cons
Booking was a little confusing on the Amtrak website but this site was very helpful.Booking was a little confusing on the Amtrak website but this site was very helpful.
Tips
Leave your car at home. This is a cheep way to get where your already going. Relax and read a book instead of road raging at poor drivers. Plus it's better for the environment this way. Leave your car at home. This is a cheep way to get where your already going. Relax and read a book instead of road raging at poor drivers. Plus it's better for the environment this way.

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