As long as you can connect with US Interstate 10, you can easily drive to the Greater Palm Springs area! We're a surprisingly quick getaway from many large metropolitan areas in the Southwest. So, pack your bag and escape the hustle and stress of the big city for a relaxing, rejuvenating and fun escape to Palm Springs! You can also find more information about driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, including fun sights to see along the way, with this article.
Drive time from major cities:
Los Angeles – 2 hours
San Diego – 2 hours 15 minutes
Newport Beach – 1 hour 45 minutes
Anaheim – 1 hour 45 minutes
San Bernardino – 1 hour
Riverside – 1 hour
Phoenix, Arizona – 4 hours
Las Vegas, Nevada – 4 hours
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Greater Palm Springs is served by Palm Springs International Airport [PSP]. You will feel like a celebrity as you deplane and walk through the open air terminal, under the warm sunny skies or star-filled nights we have become famous for.
Palm Springs International Airport [PSP] topped the March 2012 Hotwire Travel Savings Indicator List for a 13% drop in airfare compared to the previous year. During that same period, the airport saw a 17% increase in flights compared to the previous year. PSP is also named one of the TOP 10 U.S. ‘Most Stress-Free Airports’ by SmartTraveler.com!
"I look forward to arriving at the Palm Springs airport. There is something special about the moment that I step out of the gate area and out into the clean desert air. The view is spectacular and I can feel the stress just dropping off of me. Within 5 minutes, I've got my luggage and am on my way. It doesn't get much easier!"
Darlene W. Somers, CMP
Senior Meetings Manager
Association Management Center
For those looking for alternative airlines, there are four major airports within a short drive:
Ontario International Airport [1 hour 15 minute drive]
John Wayne Airport – Orange County [1 hour 30 minute drive]
Los Angeles International Airport [2 hour drive]
San Diego International Airport [2 hour 15 minute drive]
Amtrak’s Sunset Limited travels from Los Angeles to Palm Springs (continuing through Arizona and on to New Orleans). Service includes a Lounge car, Dining car, Sleeping cars, and Coach accommodations. Amtrak California also offers daily bus service connecting Greater Palm Springs with trains in Bakersfield and in Fullerton. The connecting bus stops are located in Indio (Highway 111 and Monroe Street), La Quinta (SunLine Transit), Palm Desert (SunLine Transit), Palm Springs (Palm Springs Airport and downtown SunLine Transit), and Cabazon (Morongo Casino).
Visit www.Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL for tickets and information.
Greyhound Lines is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across North America, including Greater Palm Springs, with regularly scheduled passenger service. Amtrak passengers also use Greyhound to make connections to other cities not served by rail.