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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket

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Soar over Palm Springs on the Aerial Tramway for spectacular views of the desert. Ascending to 5,783 feet (1,790 meters), the tram transports you to the cool air in the San Jacinto Mountains. View unspoiled wilderness, including mountain spires and Ponderosa pine trees, during your ascent. Disembark and explore the area around Mountain Station, which includes a cocktail lounge, restaurant and observation deck. Hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski on the trails in the Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area around Mountain Station.
  • Tram Palm Springs
  • Take the Palm Springs tramway up 5,873 feet up into the cool climate of the San Jacinto Mountains
  • Spectacular views from the world's largest revolving cable car
  • At the top watch an 18-minute film on the history of the history and construction of the Tramway
  • The Mountain Station 3-story facility has a cocktail lounge, dining facilities, gift shop and observation decks
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Round-trip tram ride
Hotel pickup and drop off
Parking ($12 per vehicle)
7/7/2022 - 6/30/2024
Monday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Saturday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Make your way to the start of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to being your day of adventure. The tram operates throughout the day, so the timing and duration of your experience is up to you.

As you climb aboard the world's largest rotating tramcars, be prepared to rise from the floor of the Sonoran Desert, where temperatures frequently reach as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48C) to the cool alpine air at 8,516 feet (2,838 meters). Pass through enormous Ponderosa pines in this arctic-alpine forest, enjoying views of the San Jacinto Mountains and Chino Canyon.

When you reach Mountain Station, disembark to explore the facilities, which include observation decks, a cocktail lounge and dining facilities. Pause to watch a short film on the construction of the Tramway, then head out into the 14,000-acre (5,665-hectare) Mt San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. Make use of the 54 miles (87 km) of hiking trails on foot in the summer or by snowshoe or cross-country skis in the winter.
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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San Jacinto Mountain
San Jacinto Mountain
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket.

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  • "There are some walking and hiking paths at the top too." See review

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Great View and Hike
, Aug 2022
Great tram ride to see the mountains. The trails up at the mountains were also great. Will definitely do it again.
Come for the view stay for the fun!
, Aug 2022
I wanted to do something a little out of my comfort zone and this seemed like the perfect thing to make that happen! I was not disappointed, the views were absolutely gorgeous and our conductor was friendly and knowledgeable.
Far exceeded expectations. Spectacular!
, Aug 2022
Such a beautiful climb. An engineering feat and a spectacular ride. One of the best cocktails I’ve ever had at the top. Bartender a bit on the icy side, but otherwise top notch.
Mother/Daughter return to the tramway 50 years after 1st visit
, Jul 2022
This was a wonderful experience and everything was completely accessible for my disabled mother. The last time we rode the tramway was 50 years ago, when I was a little girl. This was a fun adventure to relive.
Family vacation
, Jul 2022
Was nice trip we Enjoyed very much. It was my Birthday and we have nice branch in restaurant food was great. Thanks
The ride up and down was...
, Jul 2022
The ride up and down was spectacular. Our grand children loved it. Missed seeing a ranger and crafts for kids.
, Jul 2022
Majestic views, beautiful comfortable weather, fantastic and entertaining gondola operator! All around fun for the family.
So beautiful and wonderful.
, Jul 2022
Everyone was kind there. Top area was so much beautiful and nice. I could take a walk for about 2 hours.
Family fun!!
, Jul 2022
Incredible scenery- tram leaves every 20 minutes so you can spend as much time as you want exploring. Highly recommend!
Excellent experience purchasing tickets
, Apr 2020
Viator was great to deal with. Interestingly, I went to Palm Springs Tramway official site and they did not offer tickets for the day I wanted (which was the next day). Viator did and at a similar cost. I wasn't sure how my purchase would be met when I got to the Tramway, but it was 100% seamless. Great experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
First time in Palm spring
, Mar 2020
Love it! It was so easy and smooth the ticketing process, plus you have a cheaper fee than at the counter. The day I went was perfect as it was early February. We were able to see some snow!!!
Had car trouble and didn’t make it
, Mar 2020
Our car broke down and we didn’t make it. Is there anyway we could get another date scheduled? We would like to make it up. Hope there is something you can do for us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Mar 2020
Will go on a weekday next time to crowded went in a Saturday. Waits to long BUT was okay. Prices were reasonable for ride but not the food
Book directly on the Palm Springs web site. Not Viator!
, Feb 2020
The Palm Springs tramway is beautiful but the Viator experience was terrible. You receive a voucher on purchasing through Viator, that you then have to stand in line with everyone who has no tickets to exchange for ticket. Once you’ve stood through that line you then need to wait with the rest of the people that have not previously bought tickets, in our case for an hour and a half, to board the tramway. There was absolutely no advantage to buying tickets through Viator, only the disadvantage that if you didn’t want to wait the hour and a half you were out the money for the tickets. When we exchange the tickets I asked and we were told that had we booked online on the Palm Springs tramway web site we would have received tickets with a boarding time and would not have had a wait. Be sure to book directly with the Palm Springs Tramway, not Viator!
2 travelers found this review helpful
, Feb 2020
little more emphasis on tram leaves every 10 mintues was greeted well n tickets were there.. provided Wifi in which was useful
From Someone Afraid of Heights
, Feb 2020
We loved the Aerial Tramway! The views are amazing and worth it once you get to the top. If you are afraid of heights- it takes a little getting used to. Enjoy!
The best day
, Feb 2020
We were gobsmacked by our tramway adventure! We have never experienced anything like it....the ascent was breathtaking, and the mountain station featured amazing views and the most fabulous bowl of clam chowder I’ve ever had. Overall a perfect day!
Wonderful experience
, Feb 2020
Good customer service. Had a very nice experience it would be better in the day time to explore better and see the beautiful view
Good hike.
, Feb 2020
Good hike. Nice weather. Some cloud cover for the morning portion but all in all nice views. I would go back for sure.
A palm springs must see!
, Jan 2020
We had such a fun time on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Bought tickets with Viator and it was so easy to show up on the day and get on the next available tram.

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