Useful Information about Palm Springs International Airport
Palm Springs International Airport (IATA: PSP, ICAO: KPSP, FAA LID: PSP), formerly known as the Palm Springs Municipal Airport, is 3 kilometers east of the city.
Established in 1939, it has two runways and covers an area of 380 hectares with annual passenger traffic of 2 million in 2021. It sits 145 meters above sea level at 33°49′47″N and 116°30′24″W.
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History of Palm Springs International Airport
Following its establishment, the War Department certified improvements to the Palm Springs facility as essential to National Defense in 1941.
The Palm Springs Army Airfield was completed the following year, and the old airfield was then used only as a backup.
In 1944, military training moved to Brownsville Army Airfield, Texas, and continued to serve for Army and Navy transport flights until 1945.
The auxiliary field or backup field was declared surplus after the war. The City of Palm Springs purchased the land in 1961 and converted it to Palm Springs Municipal Airport.
Improvements followed the following decades of growth until Boeing 707s arrived in 1978, flying to Chicago via Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1987, Western was merged into Delta Air Lines and continued to serve PSP with year-round service to Seattle and seasonal services to other destinations.
In September 2020, Southwest Airlines announced plans to serve Palm Springs.
Its busiest domestic routes in 2021 include Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona, Denver, Colorado, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, San Francisco, California, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oakland, California, Portland, Oregon, Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
The passenger terminal consists of the main building, the elevated Sonny Bono Concourse to the north, and an unnamed concourse to the south. It has 19 gates in an open-air layout with roofless passenger walkways.
Transfer Services at Palm Springs International Airport
The airport provides effective, safe, and efficient transportation for its customers. Transportation services to and from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) include rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and public buses.
The train station is located at North Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Springs Station Rd, Palm Springs, California.
Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.
Planning transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind. Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.
Rental Car Services at Palm Springs International Airport
Several car rental companies provide transportation services at Palm Springs International Airport. See and compare all rental car companies at Palm Springs Airport.
When you arrive, claim your luggage and proceed to the car rental counters at the Ground Transportation Center at the airport grounds.
When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, drive back to the airport and follow the Rental Car Return signs as you near the terminal. Remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle.
Allow plenty of time for your drive to the airport. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call.
Ride Shares at Palm Springs International Airport
Drivers pick up and drop off passengers at the Ground Transportation Center of the airport.
Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver. They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.
Ridesharing apps should let users verify the identity of drivers by checking out their faces, license plates, and colors.
It might help if you could ask the driver to identify himself and the name of the passenger he’s picking up. It could prevent people from impersonating drivers.
Finally, if you ever feel uncomfortable, you are not under any obligation to climb into someone’s vehicle.
Taxis at Palm Springs International Airport
Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to the taxi station at the Ground Transportation Center.
One-way fare between the airport and Downtown is about $15.00. If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates. More about taxis at Palm Springs Airport.
Most taxis will accept either cash payment or a major credit card, but it is helpful to ask in advance. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service.
Trains at Palm Springs International Airport
The train currently does not stop at the airport. The Amtrak train station is located at North Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Springs Station Rd, Palm Springs, California. Please look for other comfortable transportation options such as car rental or taxi. More about rail services near Palm Springs Airport.
Buses at Palm Springs International Airport
Buses pick up and drop passengers at the Ground Transportation Center.
MBTA Route 12 service from the airport costs $5.00 each way. A one-way trip via Sunline Transit Agency buses from the PSP to Coachella Valley is $1.00. More about bus services to and from Palm Springs Airport.
Hotel Shuttle Services at Palm Springs International Airport
Many hotels in Palm Springs provide shuttle services. Passengers may confirm with their local hotel if this is available at their accommodation. Need to book a hotel? See a selection of hotels near Palm Springs Airport.
Shuttles pick up and drop off passengers at the Ground Transportation Center.
Parking at Palm Springs International Airport
The airport provides comfortable parking spaces 24/7. Payment can be made by cash or credit card upon exit from the facility. More information about parking at Palm Springs Airport.
Other Services at Palm Springs International Airport
Wi-Fi at Palm Springs International Airport
Free Wi-Fi is available at Palm Springs Airport. Connect to the “PSPAIRPORT” network.
There are no fees, no purchase or subscription is needed, and no password is required.
ATMs at Palm Springs International Airport
There are ATMs at all terminals in this facility. One in the Main Terminal near the security checkpoint entrance, one in the Bono Concourse (Gates 4-11), and one in the Regional Concourse (Gates 12-20).
Currency Exchange at Palm Springs International Airport
A foreign exchange office is located in the PSP airport main terminal near the airline ticketing desks.
Nursing Stations at Palm Springs International Airport
The Mother’s Nursing Lounge is a clean, quiet, and carpeted room with comfortable seating and a changing table. It is located at the Regional Concourse (gates 12 to 20).
Travelers are advised to be aware of TSA policies regarding breast milk.
Restrooms at Palm Springs International Airport
Accessible restrooms and regular restrooms are situated throughout the airport.
Food and Beverages at Palm Springs International Airport
There are food and beverages shops throughout the airport terminals. Most food concessions operate on varying schedules.
Shopping at Palm Springs International Airport
Smoking at Palm Springs International Airport
Smoking is not permitted inside the Airport. The use of e-cigarettes is also banned. Please follow smoking regulations.
Lost and Found Section at Palm Springs International Airport
For items lost on the aircraft or at the gate area, please contact the respective airlines lost and found.
If you lost an item in any other area at the airport, including the security checkpoints and shuttle buses, please contact the Lost and Found Office at +1 760-318-3841.
You can also complete the Lost and Found process at any Information Desk located at the main terminal lobby.
When leaving your details for lost items(s), please include your full name, contact details, phone, email, and a description of the item(s).
The airport will keep all lost and found items for a considerable time at least 30 days. After said period, the property will be deemed abandoned. Please talk to the airport representative at the counter.
Ticketing at Palm Springs International Airport
Ticketing is on the right (south) wing of the terminal. Each airline has its operating hours, but typically, airlines open their ticket counters two hours before departure time, even for early morning flights. Generally, payment by cash or checks is not accepted at American airports. Please consult your air carrier or travel agent for more details.
Information Desk at Palm Springs International Airport
The Information Desk at the lobby assists paging, language assistance, information, and passenger guidance.
Pet Relief at Palm Springs International Airport
Pet relief areas are located inside and outside the terminal and beyond the Security Checkpoint.
Animals are not permitted unless they are in proper pet carriers or being used to assist disabled individuals.
Airline policies regarding pets vary widely. Please contact the airline before making a reservation.
Baggage Claim at Palm Springs International Airport
Please retrieve luggage at your designated Baggage Claim area on the left (north) wing of the terminal. Carts are available to assist passengers with special needs.
In the case of missing items, contact your respective airline or their airline ticket counter. Passengers can also inquire from the Information Center for further assistance.
Airport Lost and Found Phone: +1 760-318-3841.
When leaving a message, include your name, email, contact phone number, and a brief description of the lost item(s).
Disabled Passengers at Palm Springs International Airport
The airport is fully accessible to passengers with special needs, and wheelchairs may be taken to the gate and aircraft door.
Travelers with disabilities or medical needs who have questions about the policies or procedures at security checkpoints can call +1 855-787-2227 for the TSA Helpline.
Additionally, they may notify the airline, travel agent, ticketing agent, flight attendant, or gate agent when carts, wheelchairs, or medical transportation is needed.
Things to do in Palm Springs
There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Palm Springs, California in the United States of America.
Palm Springs International Airport Contacts
Address: 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States
General Phone: +1 760-318-3800
General Email: email@example.com
Lost and Found Email: TSAPSPLostandfound@tsa.dhs.gov
Lost and Found Phone: +1 760-318-3841
Official Website: https://palmspringsairport.com/
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Wi-Fi at Airport: PSP Airport offers free Wi-Fi service by connecting to “PSPAIRPORT.”
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