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    Default Bus service from LAX to Indio?

    Hey, Me and my friend are arriving at Los Angeles int airport and would like to go directly from there to Coachella. I saw the Crucero bus details, but they don't leave from the airport, and there is no metro station to get there. Are there any services from the airport??? thanks!!!

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    Default Re: Bus service from LAX to Indio?

    I'm in the same boat, and looked into this quite a bit. As far as I can tell, there are three options -

    - Rent a car. This is by far the easiest option, and I'd probably be taking this one if the price weren't doubled by the fact that I'm not 25-years-old.

    - Try to find someone to carpool with, either from LA or someone else flying in and renting a car at LAX.

    - Take two metro buses (two-hour trip) to the Greyhound station in downtown LA (I think it's downtown, don't hold me to it.) I guess you could taxi your way there as well, now that I think of it. The Greyhound tickets weren't bad - $36 for both ways - when I bought them a month ago, not sure how much they'd be now.

    Best of luck!
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    Default Re: Bus service from LAX to Indio?

    There is a bus service specifically for Coachella leaving from the LAX area:
    Bus to Coachella

    I was looking for the train they had last year, but found this under "Event Info" on the home page.

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    I was gunna do option 3 until i heard that the greyound station in LA is where the locals call skid row and you have like a 50/50 shot at being mugged : (
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    Just like any big city, keep your wits about you and you will be fine. You are not going to hanging out on the street. But, it definitely is not the best area of town and, like any Greyhound station I've ever been in, it's more than a little gritty.

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    I was worried about that being a bad part of town too, but the Metro bus stop is damn close to the Greyhound station.
    ayyo check out some of my Coachella 2014 pics:
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    I have been to the greyhound at all times of night..yes it's in skid row but if stay in the station you are fine. if you take the red line to 7th street you are better off taking a 10.00 taxi ride

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    what 2 metro routes do u take?
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    Default Re: Bus service from LAX to Indio?

    There are multiple options, I'm not even sure how many, of which two buses to take. Google makes it pretty easy for you to figure out which ones to take. Click on "Directions" type in "LAX." Then, select "By public transit, then click on "Show Options" just above that, input the time and date you need a ride, and the Internet will do the rest for you.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?client=s...ed=0CAcQ8gEwAA
    Last edited by iantmcfarland; 04-10-2010 at 03:11 PM.
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    Default Re: Bus service from LAX to Indio?

    We can't go on "bus to Coachella" because we arrive on thurdsday and are planning to go that day. It seems we will need to go to the greyhound station. Do you know how much a cab costs from the airport to the station?

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    Just looked into it - some website estimated it to be about $60, which = NOOOOO for me. The bus will be a bit of a pain for me, but it only costs $1.25 each route, so a grand total of $5 for the whole, five day excursion.
    ayyo check out some of my Coachella 2014 pics:
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    Default Re: Bus service from LAX to Indio?

    thanks a ton iantmcfarland! I think im gunna be forced to do the greyhound option
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    21/1- Toro y Moi w/ Portugal. The Man @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
    22/1- Arcade Fire @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
    23/1- Grouplove + CSS @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
    18/4-20/4- Coachella Weekend 2

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    I think ill take the subway so i get as close As possible to the greyhound station then get a cab. Sorry for the english. Im from Chile!! Thanks a lot for everything!
    Last edited by rainostr; 04-10-2010 at 04:40 PM. Reason: Forgot to say thanks

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    Default Re: Bus service from LAX to Indio?

    I'm getting the 9am greyhound bus on the Thursday from LA to Indio if you want to hang out and not get stabbed, safety in numbers and shit ya know?

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