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John Peel is My Co-pilot
01-26-2007, 10:47 PM
I'm in a hotel in Palm Desert. What's the best way to get to Coachella from there? Is there a bus? Monorail? Hovercraft? Transportation system like on Star Trek?

Or am I best just splitting taxi fare with others leaving from the town every day?

John Peel is My Co-pilot
01-31-2007, 11:22 PM
Wow....crickets!

park1e
02-02-2007, 04:03 AM
hey we're coming to palm springs for a day before we go to the festival. where bouts in scotland you from? im from fraserburgh. you could share a taxi with us if you want if palm springs is the same place? don't have a clue.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-04-2007, 09:55 PM
hey we're coming to palm springs for a day before we go to the festival. where bouts in scotland you from? im from fraserburgh. you could share a taxi with us if you want if palm springs is the same place? don't have a clue.


I'm originally from Fife - mad Dons fan though (almost ashamed to admit it!). My 19 year old stepkid and I are staying in a hotel in Palm Desert, which if Google Maps is right, is between Palm Springs and Coachella.

roscoemule
02-06-2007, 05:03 PM
It might be cheaper and more convenient to just rent a car. It's just $10/day to park, plus $29-$49/day for the car. It's my 4th Coachella and I couldn't imagine NOT having my own car. Trying to coordinate a taxi seems like it would be a nightmare. Sharing a ride might be an option, but then you're bound to that person's will - not your own. Good luck with whichever way you go.

parray
02-07-2007, 01:18 AM
I'm originally from Fife - mad Dons fan though (almost ashamed to admit it!). My 19 year old stepkid and I are staying in a hotel in Palm Desert, which if Google Maps is right, is between Palm Springs and Coachella.


Yer fae fife but support the sheep shaggers, just talked yerself out of a lift!!!

Seriously, i'll be looking for someone to 'carpool' with from Palm Springs to Coachella, as i'll be renting a car, I thought the parking was free at Coachella??

vinylmartyr
02-07-2007, 01:26 AM
people really don't "shag" sheeps right?

SheriNOIR
02-07-2007, 02:53 AM
What happens in the sheep fields..
STAYS in the sheep fields.

roscoemule
02-07-2007, 06:57 AM
I thought the parking was free at Coachella??

Brain fart. I think you're right. I'm mixing up me festivals. :dumbo

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-07-2007, 02:10 PM
people really don't "shag" sheeps right?

Absolutely. You position them near the edge of a cliff, that way they push back harder!

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-07-2007, 02:12 PM
Yer fae fife but support the sheep shaggers, just talked yerself out of a lift!!!

Seriously, i'll be looking for someone to 'carpool' with from Palm Springs to Coachella, as i'll be renting a car, I thought the parking was free at Coachella??

I thought it was $10 per day, but I could be wrong.

Where in Fife are you, bud? I'm from the Kirkcaldy/Glenrothes area originally.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-09-2007, 09:07 PM
I guess these things sort themselves out closer to the time, huh?

Adam2uBer
02-10-2007, 11:35 AM
I'm in a hotel in Palm Desert. What's the best way to get to Coachella from there? Is there a bus? Monorail? Hovercraft? Transportation system like on Star Trek?

Or am I best just splitting taxi fare with others leaving from the town every day?
What are the streets your hotel is on?

You could probably manage to hit the bus down to about 2 miles away or so from the venue then hitch a taxi (but you'd have to call for it).

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-10-2007, 03:35 PM
The address is:

Best Western
Palm Desert Resort
74695 111 Hwy
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Does that help?

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-12-2007, 01:21 AM
Anyone from the area know how long a drive this'll be come Coachella time?

roscoemule
02-13-2007, 02:21 PM
1: Start out going NORTH on HOSPITALITY ROW toward CA-111 S.<0.1 miles
2: Turn RIGHT onto CA-111 S. 5.6 miles
3: Turn RIGHT onto JEFFERSON ST. 1.5 miles
4: Turn LEFT onto AVENUE 50. 1.0 miles
5: AVENUE 50 becomes 50TH AVE. 1.0 miles
6: Turn RIGHT onto MONROE ST. 0.4 miles
7: Turn RIGHT onto 51ST AVE (Portions unpaved). 0.1 miles
8: End at Empire Polo Club: 81800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201, US

Total Est. Time: 16 minutes Total Est. Distance: 9.90 miles

How long it takes, depends on what time you leave. I usually leave PS in time to get there when the gates open (11am), and I drive in with barely a slow down. Last year on Sunday we went in around 3 and there was a huge difference. It probably took about 30-45 minutes. (Using 111 is kind of a backway that avoids a lot of traffic.) A lot of my friends came in off the 10 and were stuck in traffic for hours. They ended up missing 2-3 sets they were hoping to catch.

somewhatdamaged
02-14-2007, 12:42 AM
its probably a 20-30 min drive depends on traffic. if any questions ask me, i'm from the valley :)