Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket

Palm Springs, United States

From USD 30.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Round-trip tram ride
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Parking ($12 per vehicle)

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 7/7/2022 - 6/30/2024

    Monday - Friday : 10:00 am - 08:00 pm

    Saturday - Sunday : 08:00 am - 08:00 pm

What To Expect

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.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

San Jacinto Mountain

San Jacinto Mountain

Admission Ticket Included

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

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

There are some walking and hiking paths at the top too.
796 reviews
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Very disappointing!
Mike_S, Mar 2023
Waiting in line for bus waiting in line for tickets. Waiting for hours to get on the tram. Terrible experience. Would never do it again.
Highley recommend the tram ride!
Michael_H, Mar 2023
The ride was awesome and the views were so cool. Great people from check in to the operators. Takes you up and you can hang out as long as you want! Do it if you can!
An engineering marvel with beautiful 360 views
Beverly_F, Mar 2023
The views are absolutely beautiful. We just happened to go on a day that it was extremely cold and the mountain tops or still covered with snow. I didn’t get to see as much of the areas I would like to have because the time of year that we were visiting but if I’m ever back in the area I will definitely go again. Would love to see it in the summer!
Go Tell It On the Mountain
Andrew_G, Mar 2023
I booked 3 tickets for me and my friends to ride the Tramway during a recent trip to Palm Springs. Although we still had to wait in the ticket line, purchasing in advance made sure we had tickets for the ride. We also arrived early so the line was short. It can be a 3 hour wait on a busy day. For us, we waited maybe 30 minutes from ticket line to actual ride up the mountain. Once we boarded, the views were spectacular. The chalet at the top gave amazing views. My only complaint was that the bar wasn't open yet. We wanted to have a glass of champagne while we enjoyed the vistas. There is a snack bar, but we didn't try it.
Enjoy the Views and the Hiking Trails
ChunHeng_H, Mar 2023
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway offers a friendly and unique experience with rotating tramcars. When you are the Mountain Station, there are a variety of hiking trails to choose from. The weather is cooler at higher elevations, so it's important to bring warm clothing.
The breathtaking view and...
Aaron_M, Mar 2023
The breathtaking view and customer service was excellent and professional such a great time and first time experience loved it
Can’t down load on mountain
Patrick_C, Mar 2023
Could not download bar code on mountain. No more to say Stop asking. Can’t download app on mountain.
Check For Clouds First.
Kate_J, Mar 2023
Neat, but so cloudy, couldn’t see much after the first tower so just consider this when you go. Try to time it when it will be clearer.
Despite having advance...
Susan_R, Mar 2023
Despite having advance tickets, we weren't able to go due to a LONG wait...2.5 hours! Should have timed entry tickets. Very disappointed!
No refund available, even on long wait
Vince_N, Mar 2023
No wait time was included when I bought my ticket, I drive all the way up there pay $12 for parking get to the top just to find out it’s almost a 3hr wait so I drive back down and you don’t even let me cancel my booking for a refund which is just ridiculous
Just buy directly from
Munira_F, Mar 2023
There is no benefit to buying tram tickets from aviator. You still have to stand in line to turn your Viator voucher into real tickets. Go as early in the day as possible to reduce wait times.
I will definitely tell friends and come back
Mary_V, Mar 2023
The whole experience was wonderful the tram was absolutely breathtaking the restaurant food was great and the scenery was beautiful
Great experience
Justin_H, Mar 2023
Fun and interesting. Next time I will arrive earlier so I have more time at the top and more cold weather clothing.
Highly recommend!
Vickie_N, Mar 2023
We had a great day! Perfect weather day. Highly recommend! Don't miss out on this adventure! Well worth it!
Tram tickets so easy
Trudi_W, Mar 2023
It was so much easier getting tram tickets through Viator rather than the Tramway directly. Viator tickets are for all day rather than specific times if booking directly. Everything was very smooth, exchanging the voucher for tickets. The Tram was a great experience!
Our Aerial Tramway experience.
Scott_F, Mar 2023
We enjoyed a peaceful ride up and back. There happened to be 6-ft of snow at the top, so we did not experience the trails. We plan on visiting again, hopefully when there isn’t any snow at the top.
Don’t go on a weekend
Michelle_H, Mar 2023
The only experience we had was a 40 minute drive to the tram, a $12 parking fee and a wait in line for 2.5 hours if we wanted to ride the tram. We did not expect to have to wait that long and did not have the time to do so.
Two locals making memories.
Ramona_V, Mar 2023
This little trip was beautiful and one to remember. The cold winds, white snow and the sun shining down on us was absolutely amazing. We will definitely do it again. Great memories to add to the books.
Horrible experience
Ernesto_M, Mar 2023
I ended up paying double for 4 adults and 2 children more than $300. No one from Palm Springs Aerial or Viator would help resolve the issue
Stephanie_R, Mar 2023
It was an amazing experience and definitely would go again! The only issue is you should arrive at least 1-2 hours before because it gets full and the wait times are long but there are things you can do while you wait.