Getting Here

Fly PSP –  Palms Springs International Airport

Traveling to Palm Springs is easier than ever, thanks to its newly renovated Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), which is just minutes from downtown Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Convention Center. Numerous carriers from major cities serve PSP.

Palm Springs International Airport recently renovated and expanded the ticket lobby, doubling its original space. A new baggage system was installed to speed up and improve baggage services. The $36 million project reconfigured airline offices, allowing better passenger circulation, improved accessibility for passengers with disabilities, and added additional ticket counters to accommodate the growing list of airlines that fly to Palm Springs.

Palm Springs International Airport front entrance cloudy sky
Palm Springs International Airport hosts thousands of commercial flights a year, which demands trained personnel to be prepared in the event of any kind of disruption or disturbance to travellers, making it an ideal destination for Operation Bono, a Transportation Security Administration training exercise, that took place July 12th and 13th, 2018. The purpose of Operation Bono is to provide unique training opportunities for federal, state, and local public safety bomb squads and military explosive ordnance disposal teams, as well as facilitates training and drills designed for bomb squads to employ their tactics while operating in the aviation domain in, and around PSP airport. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rachel K. Porter)

Direct Flight Airlines & Destinations

An illustrated airport terminal map displaying two concourses labeled 'Sonny Bono Concourse' and 'Agua Caliente Concourse' with designated gates numbered 1-20, a courtyard area, ticket counters, baggage claim, a security checkpoint, and various amenities represented by icons.


Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft provide pick-ups and drop-offs at the Palm Springs International Airport. Drop-offs are allowed curbside in front of the terminal building.

For pick-ups, follow the Rideshare signage to the designated area located at the south end of the terminal, in the commercial lane across the street from WestJet Airlines. Look for the banner signage on the street lighting post.

PSP Restaurants

Santa Rosa Kitchen & Spirits: Enjoy panoramic patio views and full service in the upper Sonny Bono Concourse near Gate 4. Santa Rosa Kitchen boasts a full bar, a tempting menu of hot, made-to-order delights, and pre-packaged food to-go. Breakfast is served until 10 am. There is an appetizer menu, small plates, and entrees.  There is also a children’s menu. Open at 6 am. Sonny Bono Concourse near Gate 4.

Nine Cities Craft: get ready to embark on a craft beer journey at Nine Cities Craft, now open in the Agua Caliente Concourse (Gates 12 – 20). Nine Cities Craft boasts an impressive selection of craft beers sourced from the vibrant Coachella Valley, inviting you to explore the local flavors with every sip. In addition to the stellar beer lineup, indulge in a full bar experience and dining options.

Half Moon Empanadas: Latin American flavors in the open-air courtyard. Quick service offers a variety of empanadas and refreshing beverages. Opens at 9 a.m.

PSP Wine Bar: Outdoor seating at bar or patio tables.

PSP Coffee House: Located in the Bono Courtyard. Opens at 9 am.

❤ PSP Self Serve offers a wide array of snacks, beverages, and essential sundries, available at your fingertips with round-the-clock self-service convenience. It is located in the Sonny Bono Concourse near Gate 5.

PSP Shops

Desert Mart: Desert Mart is your go-to destination for all your travel essentials and more! Whether you’re craving the latest magazines and books, need a quick snack or refreshing drink, or realize you forgot a few necessities like a hairbrush, comb, or lip balm, we’ve got you covered. Opens at 4:30 am at the Sonny Bono Concourse by Gates 4 – 11.

Las Palmas Kiosk: Indulge in small snacks, chilled beverages, and grab-and-go delights to fuel your adventures. Discover travel essentials and personal items to enhance your journey, all conveniently located in one spot. As you enjoy this temporary haven, anticipate the unveiling of Las Palmas Oasis, where resort-style fashion, locally sourced gifts, and gourmet treats await to immerse you in the essence of Palm Springs luxury. Opens at 4:30 a.m. at the Sonny Bono Course by Gates 4 – 11.

Uptown Essentials Kiosk: This is a temporary story while the main store undergoes its exciting transformation. Explore a curated selection of small snacks, refreshing drinks, and grab-and-go treats, perfect for satisfying your cravings on the go. As anticipation builds for the grand reopening of Uptown Essentials, where midcentury modern gifts and stylish souvenirs await, enjoy the convenience and charm of our temporary shop. It opens at 4:30 a.m. and is located in the Agua Caliente Concourse by Gates 12 – 20.

Free WiFi

Palm Springs International Airport offers free wireless internet connectivity throughout all public areas of the terminal. To access it, select the PSP-Airport-Visitor network, complete the registration form, and launch your browser for further instructions.

Playground & Pet Areas

The Palm Springs International Airport offers an open-air courtyard beyond the security checkpoint. This beautifully landscaped environment contains art, water features, patio seating, a playground, and a pet area. A second pet area can be found across the street from the main terminal entrance.

A playground with two slides and green railings, surrounded by trees and wood chips, with a palm tree on the right and mountains in the distance under a blue sky.

Nursing Room

A nursing room is located post-security on the way to the Agua Caliente Concourse (Gates 12 – 20).

Play & Stay Pass

The new PSP Stay and Play Pass gives non-travelers the ability to shop, dine, watch planes, greet friends and relatives when they arrive at the gate, or accompany travelers before their departing flight.

Individuals interested in obtaining a PSP Stay and Play pass must fill out an online application. Once approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a PSP Stay and Play Pass is treated like a boarding pass to give visitors access to the terminal when the TSA checkpoint opens.

Visitors must comply with the same TSA screening and inspection procedures as ticketed passengers, including holding a government-issued photo ID. After clearing security, visitors can enjoy the airport terminal in its entirety.

Car Rentals, Shuttles & Limos

While taking to the road isn’t everyone’s first choice on a getaway, it’s an excellent way to go if you’re exploring beyond downtown Palm Springs’s borders. Palm Springs is relatively compact with a fantastic walkable downtown, so having a car during your stay is unnecessary, especially if you are close to downtown. However, renting a vehicle allows you to set your schedule and pace. It delivers accessibility to some out-of-the-way highlights, including hikes at Indian Canyons, going up the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, or taking a day trip to Joshua Tree.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car,  Hertz,  Alamo,  Budget Rent-A-Car,  Thrifty

Skycap Shuttle Service SkyCap Shuttle provides Luxury SUV, Town Car, and Van Shuttle Services to all locations in Palm Springs and surrounding desert cities.

Prime Time Shuttle offers shuttle service from LAX to Palm Springs. Prices vary by vehicle and group size. These can be ordered online in advance.

Lin Lines From a modest start with two vehicles in 1981, Lin Lines has enjoyed steady growth over the decades. Today, Lin Lines provides an elite fleet with professional, uniformed drivers, competitive prices, and volume discounts for larger groups.

Cardiff Limousine & Transportation provides convention and private transportation services.  It serves the Palm Springs area and provides airport transportation to all Southern California airports.

When you aren’t up for driving and are willing to pay a little more for the convenience of pick and drop-off services, consider using a taxi or the Uber or Lyft app. These ride-share options make it easy to customize your pick-up time, location, and vehicle type. If you’re the type of traveler who loves to head out on a whim, this may be the way to ride.

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