Palm Springs International Airport
Palm Springs International Airport is an airy open-plan airport with great gardens for passengers to relax in before boarding their flights. It serves 1.5 million passengers each year and is well connected to destinations around the world.
The airport has a modest selection of shopping and dining options. The hot and dry climate means that there are slightly fewer flights available during the summer months, but in general booking a flight to Palm Springs should be relatively easy and onward travel is mostly hassle-free.
The airport is two miles (3km) from downtown Palm Springs.
Getting to the city
A shuttle bus transports passengers between the airport and the Amtrak station in town. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) provides a bus service to Palm Springs. Bus 12 runs during the week and bus 15 runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets start at just $5, but on weekends all tickets are $10 more than the weekday prices. Buses run from 7.50am until 4.50pm from Monday to Friday, 11.45am to 6pm on Saturdays, and there is only one bus on a Sunday at 5.45pm. Another option is the Coachella Valley SunBus, which costs $1 and operates between 5.15am and 10.40pm during the week. SunBus routes include Bus No's. 14, 24 and 31.
GMT - 8 (GMT - 7 from March to November)
Tel: +1 (760) 318 3800.
Car rental companies offering services at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Go Rentals, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Rental desks are in the baggage claims area.
Three taxi companies operate at Palm Springs International Airport. These include Airport Taxi, American Cab and Yellow Cab of the Desert. Fares into town range from $12 to $15, but some companies charge an extra $2.50 or $3 for airport pickups.
Palm Springs International Airport passenger facilities include a range of restaurants such as Starbucks, La Brea Bakery, and 12th Fairway Bar and Grill; as well as a selection of shopping options, Skycap services, public telephones, a travel agent, USO Service Club, kid's play area and wi-fi accessibility.
Parking rates at Palm Springs International Airport start at $1 per 20 minutes and go up to $12 per day in the short-term lots. Long-term parking also costs $1 per 20 minutes, but the daily rate is just $8. Cell phone waiting lots are also available.
Airlines offering flights to Palm Springs International Airport include Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Horizon Air, Sun County, United, US Airways and Westjet.
Free wi-fi is provided at the airport. Simply connect to the PSPAIRPORT network.
No business facilities are available at the airport. For conferences the nearby Hilton Palm Springs is just a mile (1.6km) from the airport.
Palm Springs International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.