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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Face mask are required in the building and onboard tram cars. Face mask are not required outside the State Park.
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Take in the scenic landscape of Palm Springs during your ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Float from the dry terrain of the Sonoran Desert up to the cool heights of the San Jacinto Mountains, then disembark at 8,516 feet (2,838 meters) above sea level. Enjoy panoramic views from the rotating tramcar for a peak experience of Southern California’s natural beauty.
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    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    San Jacinto Mountain
    Admission included
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  • Includes round-trip ticket for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Access Mt San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area from the tram
  • Observation decks and dining facilities available at the tram station
  • Choice of departure times to suit your schedule
Important Information
1–2 hours
  • Round-trip tram ride
  • Entry/Admission - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
  • Entry/Admission - San Jacinto Mountain
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Parking ($10 per vehicle)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please present voucher to the ticket office. Tickets will be timed for the next available tram car as a first come first serve basis.
  • The Tramway is subject to delays and periodic shutdowns due to unforeseen circumstances and is not responsible for ticket refunds or the inability to redeem a voucher
  • Tramway cars hold 80 people each and there are no seats. Passengers remain standing throughout the journey up the mountain
  • Distance is approximately 12,800 feet, with a vertical ascent of 5,873 feet - 15 minutes travel time one way
  • The tramway is known as a double reversible type of aerial tramway. Each car remains on one pair of track cables moving up and down without turning around. Each car serves as a counter balance to the other, the descending car is helping pull the ascending car up the mountain
  • Strollers are permitted on this tour
  • During holiday periods, you may experience long lines. We recommend you travel outside of these peak times to fully enjoy everything the tramway and mountain have to offer.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • There is parking in 13 paved lots near Valley Station. There is free shuttle service from parking lots to Valley Station entrance available weekends and holiday periods
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I1703CNRobertW wrote a review 22 Nov
Santa Barbara, California, United States7 contributions4 helpful votes
You will not be able to buy tickets if you are there. Must order far in advance. Not cool.The city hypes the tram but you can't actually go.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Greg wrote a review 16 Nov
2 contributions
You need to bring comfortable shoes for a hike as it is much better than, tram, we know. Craggy walking paths are just aren't in otherwise best hike.
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Date of experience: November 2020
InnatPalmSprings wrote a review 1 Nov
Palm Springs, California16 contributions
While the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway had to close for most of 2020, the #tram has reopened and are adhering to all of the new social distancing and cleaning protocols established by Riverside County and the state. As the closest hotel to the tram, many of our guests enjoy
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Date of experience: December 2019
Robby G C wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada69,468 contributions1,655 helpful vote
We parked our car and saw two cabins, one was blue, the other was red. There was a fountains. I liked that. However, once at the cabin, we were looking at the mountains. Wow! We didn't went to skiing. We came to see the view. I liked the scenery. A must see!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Colleen P wrote a review Mar 2020
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware74 contributions11 helpful votes
If you are afraid of heights .... it’s ok just look forward.... it’s amazing and breathtaking...I will do it again on my return trip
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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By: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Long waits
The Palm Springs Tramway gets very busy the week between Christmas and New Years. There are times when they won't
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Fantastic tram ride and hike
The tram is open as of today (October 9, 2020) with limited online reservations. We did the 1.5 mile hike at the to
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Looking Forward To The Grand Re-Opening!
"Closed Till Further Notice"...thats what the sign read as I pulled up to the locked gates at The Palm Springs Aeri
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not worth the money $25 each it only takes 4 mins to reach the top ,no free parking restaurant at the top not very
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Great family outing.
The ride up and back is spectacular with breath taking views and friendly efficient service. Not great if you suffe
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Gary M
Worlds largest rotating Tram Car
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the
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Take this trip! Don't miss it! And walk the designated trails. Wonderful experience. Great staff. Well organized.
Take this trip when you visit Palm Springs. Don't miss it. And take advantage of walking the trails. It's quite the
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Best Part of Our Palm Springs Trip
This was the highlight of our trip. We went in mid-March and did not expect to see snow in Palm Springs! It was abo
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Fun ride up to the top
The ride up is unique in that the car rotates so you get a 360 degree view. Up top, there's a couple of easy trails
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Well worth the ride......
Wow! Although I felt a bit light headed heading in to the tram loading area, this was one of experiences I was look
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All the way to the top - where it is really cold
This was a wonderful experience for us. The Tramway gondolas are huge! Each one can hold maybe 30 persons! And it
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Beautiful view
A really fun experience. The team was fun and the view was amazing and the meal at the restaurant was good.
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Knockout trip to the top
It doesn't look possible, but the revolving tram car climbs out of the desert through a breathtaking rocky canyon t
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Must do in PS
Set your schedule and enjoy the trip! Not only a scenic wonder but engaging drink and food choices to make a full e
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Must see while in PD
This was worth the visit. Trails could have been marked better. The process for going up and down was well ran.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1–2 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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