Getting Here

Everything you need to know to get to the show: driving directions, airports, pick-up & drop-off, public transportation and more.

Driving Directions

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Empire Polo Club
81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201

See below for directions to specific lots and camping areas.

Follow directions below and on festival maps (posted closer to festival dates).

Follow signs and obey traffic & law enforcement as you approach the festival.

Not following directions may result in being directed in circles due to road closures, no left turns, etc.

Coachella Valley Desert Cities

LOT 1 VIP Parking

  • From 10 Eastbound
  • Exit at Monroe St. and Travel South.
  • Right at Ave 49.
  • Left into LOT VIP Parking.
  • No left turn onto Ave. 49 if traveling Nouth on Monroe.
    Don’t attempt to travel North on Monroe to get to VIP parking.

LOT 2A Companion Camping Parking & Tent Camping Parking

  • From 10 Eastbound
  • Exit at Jefferson St. continue to Indio Blvd
  • Right at Jefferson St.
  • Left at Ave 50.
  • Follow signs to LOT 2A on left.

LOT 13 Car Camping

  • From 10 Eastbound
  • Exit at Jefferson St. continue to Indio Blvd.
  • Right at Jefferson St.
  • Follow Signs and Traffic Personnel to check-in lanes.

Lake Eldorado

  • From 10 Eastbound
  • Exit at Jefferson St. continue to Indio Blvd.
  • Right at Jefferson St.
  • Left at Ave 50.
  • Right at Madison St.
  • Follow signs to Lake Eldorado on left.


Carpoolchella with four or more friends for a chance to win:

  • VIP passes for Life
  • “Guest” Backstage Passes
  • VIP Upgrades
  • and More!

Shuttles / Bus

Exclusively from Valley Music Travel and

Any Line, Anytime Shuttle
Offered exclusively through Valley Music Travel, this shuttle pass is good for all all three festival days on any Coachella shuttle line during shuttle operating hours.  It allows you the flexibility to ride between the grounds and any local stop without changing your pass.

LAX Airport Shuttle
A one-way trip between LAX and onsite camping or one of our participating resorts: Renaissance Palm Springs, JW Marriott in Palm Desert and La Quinta Resort. Return shuttle ride sold separately.

NoCal, San Diego & Phoenix Shuttle
Heading to Coachella from San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego or Phoenix? Shuttles will depart Thursday and return on Monday. Roundtrip and one-way tickets are available.


Palm Springs International Airport
3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Ontario International Airport
Terminal Bldg #200
Ontario, CA 91761

Nearest Private Airports

Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport
56600 Invader
Thermal, CA 92274
Can accommodate all size jet aircraft. No noise curfews 24/7.

Bermuda Dunes Airport
79880 Ave 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Can accommodate small jet aircraft. Turbine operations prohibited after 11pm.

Public Transportation

Greyhound Bus (National Bus Service)
83-100 Indio Blvd
Indio, CA 92201

Sunline Transit Agency (Local Bus Service)

Multiple stations and bus stops in the Indio/Palm Desert area.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Below is a list of nearby fast charging and level 2 charging stations.

Fast Charging Stations
Torre Nissan – 79125 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
Palm Desert City Hall – 73510 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260
Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center – 42370 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Palm Springs Visitor Center – 2901 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Level 2 Charging Stations
Larson Justice Center – 82-995 Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92201 (FREE)
Walgreens – 80925 US Highway 111, Indio, CA, 92201
Torre Nissan – 79125 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
Embassy Suites La Quinta – 50777 Santa Rosa Plz, La Quinta, CA 92253

Car Rentals

Avis and Budget are offering 2018 Coachella fans special discounts for their car rental needs on a wide selection of vehicles ranging from eco-friendly and fuel efficient compacts and hybrids to stylish premium and luxury sedans. These special discounts are good from one week before to one week after the event.

Click below to be taken to the online reservations page. Your special event discount will automatically be added.

Rideshare & Taxi

A taxi and rideshare lot will operate Fri – Sun from 9am – 3am at Ave. 49 and Monroe.  Just follow the Yellow Path to and from the festival.

Coachella Valley Authorized Taxicab Franchises

Desert City Cab
3465 E La Campana Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Yellow Cab of the Desert
75150 Saint Charles
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.340.TAXI (8294)

American Cab
560 S Williams Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Limousine Service

Cardiff Limousine & Transportation

Black Cars

Black Car drivers & Limo services wishing to purchase a VIP Limo Drop off pass should fill out THIS FORM.

No commercial vehicles will be given access to VIP Parking or Avenue 49 without the VIP Limo Drop-off pass.

This includes limousines, party busses, SUVs, rogue or non-sanctioned shuttles and all other vehicles making multiple trips to pick up and drop off clients. These vehicles will only be permitted to pick up and drop off near the corner of Avenue 49 and Monroe Street. This will be strictly enforced.


Friend & Family Pick-up & Drop-off

Drop-off is located on in Lot 2A

LOT 13, Corner of Avenue 52 and Madison Street.

There is no pedestrian festival access and absolutely no pedestrians will be allowed on Monroe Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 52 or Madison Street between Avenue 50 and Avenue 52.

Pedestrian access is available on the corner of Avenue 49 and Monroe Street and at the corner of Avenue 52 and Madison Street.

*Information is subject to change.

Accessible Transportation

For accessible shuttle service and Uber Assist/WAV information, please review our Accessibility (ADA) Guide.

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