Transfers to and from Palm Springs International Airport
Transportation services to and from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) include rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and public buses are all conveniently located across from the terminal building.
The Airport Volunteer Navigators at the Information Desk can assist the traveling public with transportation questions.
Planning transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind.
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.
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. Proceed to the car rental counters at the Ground Transportation Center from across the terminal.
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 when returning the vehicle. 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 exit from the Baggage Claim area of the airport, proceed to the taxi stand from across the terminal.
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.
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. More about taxis at Palm Springs Airport.
Trains at Palm Springs International Airport
Amtrak trains currently do not stop at the airport. Alternatively, you can get to local Amtrak stations by taxi or bus.
Buses at Palm Springs International Airport
MBTA Route 12 service the Yucca Valley and Palm Springs direction for $5.00 each way.
Sunline Transit Agency has two stops within three blocks of the airport. A one-way trip from the airport 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. Shuttles pick up and drop off passengers at the Ground Transportation Center at PSP.
Parking at Palm Springs International Airport
The airport provides comfortable parking spaces capable of accommodating many vehicles at any time. Parking is not a problem at PSP. More about short and long-term parking at Palm Springs Airport.