Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) Information
(Palm Springs, California - CA, USA)
The famous desert resort of Palm Springs lies in California's Riverside County, to the east of San Bernardino. Served by Palm Springs International Airport, the city is a tourist hub for outdoor activities in the mountains and desert. The airport, hosting mostly seasonal flights, is set close to the city's business district and is home to the Palm Springs Air Museum.
In spite of the airport's international name tag, the only non-domestic flights here are to the Canadian cities of Edmonton
, offered by WestJet. The facility's busiest routes are all domestic, including Dallas
, San Francisco
, Los Angeles
, Salt Lake City
. Full-service carriers include Delta, US Airways, United, American Airlines and Virgin, which are supported by a number of low-cost airlines. The complex also supports general aviation.
Dramatically overlooked by bare, looming mountain peaks, the airport's single terminal offers a convenient hexagonal design, with aircraft stands radiating from its central hub. The majority of its passengers are tourists, many of whom are heading for the upscale golf clubs and resorts surrounding the facility.
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
Address: 3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California CA, 92262, USA
Tel: +1 760 318 3800
Palm Springs International Airport is located close to the city, just 2 miles / 3 km from its Central Business District (CBD). Near to the complex are a series of golf courses, including the Desert Princess Country Club and Resort (east), as well as the Whitewater Country Club (north) and the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort (south-east). In the city itself, shopping and nightlife are favorite pastimes.
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) Guide
- ATMs are found both in the main terminal and in its various concourses
- Currency exchange can be obtained through Anderson Travel, which is located in the terminal
- The information desk offers friendly volunteer helpers, who guide travelers to all parts of the complex
- The Terminal Courtyard and Bono Concourse are landscaped relaxation areas with child and pet facilities, as well as retail and dining options
- Car rental is on hand through Avis, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, GoRentals, Thrifty and National
- Facilities for disabled travelers are available
- Three stores offering travel necessities, gifts and newspapers are found in the terminal
- Specialist retail stores such as Desert Marketplace, a golf shop and a souvenir store are located on the Bono Concourse
- A bistro, a Starbucks, several bars, a wine bar, a bakery and Zia's Smoothie Shop are found in the terminal and on the concourses
- Long- and short-term parking is provided, as well as a cell-phone waiting parking lot
Palm Springs is easily accessed from the airport via various roads, such as the Kirk Douglas Way, Ramon Road and the East Tahquitz Canyon Way, while the Gene Autry Trail leads northwards to Interstate I-10 (Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway / Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway). The drive into the city takes just ten minutes. Most drivers choose to head through the suburb of Sunmor via the East Tahquitz Canyon Way and North Farrell Drive, before joining the East Alejo Road, passing by the United Methodist Church and ending up on the centrally located North Indian Canyon Drive.
Local bus services run between the passenger terminal and Palm Springs city center, being provided by Amtrak, Morongo Basin Transportation and Sunline Bus. Of note, bus journey times range from 15 to 30 minutes.
Taxis and Limos
As well as the usual taxi services, a wide choice of local limo, van, coach and luxury sedan companies provide onward transportation from the airport in a variety of upscale vehicles. For the adventurous, Harley Davidson motorcycles can be hired.