Furnace Creek travel guide

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You're Going to Love Furnace Creek

With a population of 24, Furnace Creek is a must-see destination in California, United States.

When to visit Furnace Creek

Furnace Creek in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Furnace Creek in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Furnace Creek in July, when the average temperature is 38 °C, and the highest can go up to 46 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 178 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Furnace Creek, with an average rainfall of 7 mm.

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How to Get to Furnace Creek


Although Furnace Creek doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Las Vegas McCarran Airport (LAS), which is located 159 km from Furnace Creek. The shortest flight to Furnace Creek from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 16h 07m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Furnace Creek. The train journey from Furnace Creek to Bakersfield takes 5h 23m and costs around $142 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Santa Barbara, expect to pay about $135 for a 9h 33m trip.


Another option to get to Furnace Creek is to pick up a car hire from Los Angeles, which is about 298 km from Furnace Creek. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Los Angeles.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Furnace Creek, including Las Vegas Shuttles Corporation, FlixBus and Greyhound.

Airports near Furnace Creek

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Hiring a car in Furnace Creek

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in Furnace Creek (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68.