Palm Springs International Airport Guide (PSP)

Airport info
Code: PSP
Address:
3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California, CA 92262, United States
Location:

Palm Springs International Airport is located 3km (2 miles) east of central Palm Springs.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
Telephone:
+1 760 318 3800
Timezone: GMT -08:00

Located a short distance east of Palm Springs city, Palm Springs International Airport is one of the main gateways to southern California. Our Palm Springs International Airport guide provides useful information about the airport, including details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Information

The Palm Springs Tourist Authority (tel: +1 760 778 8418; www.visitpalmsprings.com) information desk is located inside the terminal, near the baggage claim, and provides information on hotels, terminal services and public transport.

Email address: 
info@palmspringsairport.com
Driving directions

From central Palm Springs, head eastwards along East Tahquitz Canyon Way – this connects directly to Palm Springs International Airport. The total drive time from Palm Springs to the airport is approximately five minutes.

From Los Angeles, take Interstate 10 eastbound. Exit at Gene Autry Trail (Palm Drive), turn right at Ramon Avenue and right again at Kirk Douglas Way, which leads to the airport entrance.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail:There is a bus link from Palm Springs International Airport to Palm Springs Amtrak Station (tel: +1 800 872 7245; www.amtrak.com) where services operate to other destinations in California and beyond.

Public transport road

Bus:Morongo Basin Transit Authority (tel: +1 760 366 2395; www.mbtabus.com) buses 12 and 15 serve the immediate Palm Springs area and a number of destinations in the Yucca Valley, with regular scheduled services (fares: US$5 [Morongo Valley]; US$7 [Yucca Valley]).

Shuttle:Several shuttle bus services serve Palm Springs International Airport, including Sky Cap Shuttle (tel: +1 760 272 5988; www.skycapshuttle.com) and AM/PM Shuttle Service (tel: +1 760 409 8826; www.ampmshuttleservice.com). All operators provide services to Palm Springs.

Taxi:Desert City Cab (tel: +1 760 328 3000; www.desertcitycab.com) and American Cab (tel: +1 760 300 0000; www.americancab.net) are among the taxi companies serving the airport. Taxis can be booked in advance or hailed from outside Arrivals.

Terminal facilities

Money

There are three ATMs in the terminal: one in the Main Terminal near the Security Checkpoint entrance, one in the Bono Concourse (Gates 4-11) and one in the New Concourse (Gates 12-20).

Communication

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Palm Springs International Airport.

Food

There are a number of cafés and restaurants at Palm Springs International Airport. Among the options are a grill restaurant (Bono Concourse), smoothie vendor (Bono Concourse) and wine bar (after the security checkpoint).

Shopping

There are several newsagents offering a wide selection of magazines, books, snacks, drinks and practical travel items. A gift shop is located in the Bono Concourse; this sells a range of desert-themed goods. Other shops include a retailer selling branded Palm Springs clothing and a golf shop.

Luggage

A lost and found service is available at the airport (tel: +1 760 318 3841), assisting passengers with lost luggage queries.

Other

A play structure for children is located in the grassy area between gates 1 and 2, past the security checkpoint. The terminal is designed to make the most of the generally warm and sunny weather in the region; as a consequence, there is a sizeable outdoor waiting area past the security checkpoint.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no conference or business facilities at Palm Springs International Airport. However, several nearby hotels and the Palm Springs Convention Centre (tel: +1 760 325 6611; www.palmspringscc.com) offer meeting and event facilities of all types.

Disabled facilities

Wheelchairs and Skycap porters are on hand to assist disabled passengers in the terminal. Arrangements can also be made at the airline ticket counters for assistance at the destination airport. Those requiring special assistance and wheelchairs should notify their airline at the time of booking.

Dedicated parking spaces are found within the main lot for disabled passengers.

Car parking

All parking (both long- and short-term) is located conveniently across from the terminal building. This large lot accommodates all vehicles for passengers requiring parking before a flight, as well as for those dropping off and collecting passengers. Further parking information is available from ACE Parking Management (tel: +1 760 327 6706).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at Palm Springs International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Desert, Dollar, Enterprise, Go, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Additionally, there is a luxury car specialist for those wishing to travel in style. The car hire desks are located in Arrivals, and the pick-up/drop-off area is adjacent to the terminal.

Hotels

There are no on-site hotels at Palm Springs International Airport; however, there are many options in and around Palm Springs city. 


Best Western Plus Las Brisas

+1 760 325 4372

Boasting an on-site restaurant, cocktail bar and swimming pool, the Best Western Plus Las Brisas is located in central Palm Springs, a short drive from Palm Springs International Airport. Free parking is available at this attractive low-rise complex.

222 South Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262, California

Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs

+1 760 322 9000

Located in Palm Springs and offering a complimentary shuttle service to and from Palm Springs International Airport, the Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs has a range of leisure and business facilities to suit most needs. Cocktails and dining is available in the stylish HooDoo Restaurant on the hotel’s terrace.

285 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262, California

Motel 6 Palm Springs Downtown

+1 760 327 4200

The 2-star Motel 6 Palm Springs Downtown is located a short drive from Palm Springs International Airport. Boasting a range of basic accommodation, other facilities here include an outdoor heated pool and spa. Wi-Fi is also available.

660 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264, California
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