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Amtrak California provides a number of connecting services throughout California.

Texas Eagle train
Departing Union Station
10pm Sun Wed Friday
Arriving Palm Springs 12:36 am


Departing Palm Springs
2:02am Mon Wed Fri
Arriving Union Station 5:35 am


The San Joaquin Amtrak route provides travels throughout California's Central Valley. The Valley is California's premier agricultural region, bordered on the west by the coastal mountain ranges, and on the east by California's magnificent Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Death Valley National Parks. The San Joaquin runs multiple times daily between the San Francisco Bay Area (or Sacramento) and Bakersfield.


Take the San Joaquin to Bakersfield. At Bakersfield, transfer to Amtrak Route 19. Arrives at Palm Springs International Airport.

From other areas of California, take the Pacific Surfliner to Fullerton.

Fullerton Station
20 E Santa Fe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832

From Los Angeles (LAX) to Palm Springs (PSP)
At LAX, Catch the FlyAway® express to the Los Angeles Union Station.  Board buses on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal under the green "FlyAway®, Buses and Long Distance Vans" signs.  Buses run frequently and the ride takes approximately 1 hour.

Amtrak is located at Los Angeles Union Station. 

Purchase a train ticket to Fullerton and a bus ticket from Fullerton to Palm Springs.  You’ll be dropped off outside baggage claim at the Palm Springs International Airport, where you can transfer to a taxi.


Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 768  

Departs LA, 9:50 am - Arrives Fullerton, 10:19 am

Amtrak Bus 4968  

Departs Fullerton, 11:55 am - Arrives Palm Springs Airport, 2:00 pm

From Palm Springs (PSP) To Los Angeles (LAX)
Purchase a bus ticket from Palm Spring to Fullerton and a train ticket from Fullerton the Los Angeles Union Station.

Example: Amtrak Bus 4969

Departs Palm Springs Airport, 9:00 am Arrives Fullerton, 11:20 am

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 769

Departs Fullerton, 11:33 am   Arrives LA Union Station, 12:10 pm

From the Los Angeles Union Station catch the FlyAway express coach to LAX.  Express buses are fast and run frequently, and the entire journey (including walking) takes approximately 1 hour.  Head to FlyAway® top at Bay 9 of the Transit Plaza located east of Union Station by following the wide underpass below the train platforms. Take the escalator up.  It’s less than a 5 minute walk.

FlyAway Fares/Schedule

METROLINK is the Public transportation option that connects to many Southern California cities including Fullerton, Riverside, and San Bernardino. Amtrak shares the LA Union Station, the Fullerton Station, and the Riverside Station.