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About Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

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.

Website:

http://www.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.

Airport Info

Code:
PSP
Address:
Palm Springs
3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
California
CA 92262
Location:

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

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+1 760 318 3800

Time Zone:
Pacific Standard Time
GMT -0800

Public Transport

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.

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.

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).

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.