Getting there & away
Amtrak (800-872-7245; www.amtrak.com; cnr Indian Canyon Dr & I-10) runs trains to and from LA (one-way $15 to $30, depending on type of ticket) on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Thruway buses provide service on other days; reservations required. Buses pick up at the SunBus airport stop at 3400 Tahquitz Canyon Way. Trains often run late.
From LA take I-10, the main route into and through the Coachella Valley; the trip to Palm Springs takes about two hours. The more scenic Palms to Pines Hwy leaves the interstate at Banning and heads southeast via Hwys 243 and 74 to Palm Desert, from where Hwy 111 slowly connects west to Palm Springs.
Convenient to downtown, Palm Springs International Airport (760-318-3800; www.palmspringsairport.com; 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way) is served by Alaska, America West, American, Continental, Delta, Harmony Airways, Horizon Air, Northwest (seasonally), Sun Country, United and WestJet.