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Flights to Palm Springs take you to a Californian desert resort, popular for its stunning mountainous backdrop, perfect climate and terrific entertainment opportunities for the young and old alike.

Flights to Palm Springs

Palm Springs flights arrive at the Palm Springs International Airport just two miles east of the city. It is served by several airlines, many offering low-fare tickets from hundreds of cities around the world. The busiest domestic departure hubs for flights to Palm Springs are Dallas and San Francisco. The Bono Concourse within the terminal building is a central area, boasting shops, bars and food outlets. The 12th Fairway Bar & Grill is always popular with a menu that appeals to all tastes. The short journey into the city center can be made in style, as Palm Springs flights are met by a fleet of luxury Limos whose drivers sometimes offer discounts. If you prefer a little less glamour, take the At Your Service shuttle bus, which will take you to the heart of the city quickly and for a budget-friendly price.

Palm Springs Weather

As you approach on your flights to Palm Springs you can't help but notice the mountains in all four directions surrounding the desert valley where the city sits. This shelter is the reason why Palm Springs is a hot and dry destination, with over 350 days of sunshine and precious little rain throughout the year. Lightweight clothing is the order of the day. Summer temperatures are regularly in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, with the nights often remaining above 85 degrees. That said, it is a dry type of heat and not as uncomfortable as you might think.

Getting Around in Palm Springs

When you touch down on your Palm Springs flights, consider renting a car as some of the best sights are located outside of town, including the Joshua Tree National Park in the Coachella Valley. Air conditioning is an absolute must, so ensure it is working properly before driving off. The Sun Bus takes routes around the city and beyond, but the beauty of Palm Springs is that walking is a wonderful option, especially in the evenings, which boast an idyllic dusk-dappled environment. The other alternative is cycling, particularly in the cooler months, as the city is mostly flat. There are numerous car rental companies located throughout the city, many offering low-cost rentals.

Palm Springs Attractions

When you arrive on your Palm Springs flights you will have many attractions and activities to choose from. To escape the scorching temperatures take a trip to Idyllwild, a fabulous village in the mountains overlooking the city. However, if you have your shopping hat on you need to head to the Cabazon Mall, which boasts well over 100 branded outlets to browse from. Some of the main attractions of Palm Springs include:

  • The Indian Canyons trails marked with stunning palm tree groves
  • Spectacular views from the Aerial Tramway Cable Car
  • A diversity of exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum
  • The Living Desert full of amazing wildlife from all over the world
  • Splashing around in a huge water park at Knott's Soak City

Palm Springs When to Go

The greater Palm Springs area includes a handful of small towns, connected by wide flower-lined boulevards, golf courses, and gated communities. The scenery, dominated by the towering ridgelines of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains that sweep down to the desert floor, is dramatic year round. The sun shines an average of 354 days a year in Palm Springs, but the sweet spot is from November to March, when temperatures drop from triple-digit highs to a balmier range of 65 to 80 during the day, with nights in the low 40s.

The region is a beacon for car collectors, with the iconic McCormick’s Classic Car Show & Auction kicking off the season in November. As temperatures cool, the event schedule heats up. Foremost is the Palm Springs International Film Festival, a 20-plus year, star-studded tradition, held annually in January. Later that month is the Humana Challenge, formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic, with top PGA players. In addition to golf, shopping, and al fresco dining, Palm Springs boasts an interesting architectural history. In late February, the city hosts Modernism Week, a ten-day event that focuses on midcentury modern design and architecture, replete with films, lectures, and swanky parties. For two weeks in March, the world’s top tennis players gather at the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells Tennis Garden in an event that attracts the elite of the international tennis circuit and more than 300,000 tennis fans. 

Shoulder season is late April through the end of May, and then again in late September and October. Temperatures can still get high (80s and above) in these months, but the nights start to cool down to the mid-50s and 60s. Again, in October, you’ll avoid the extreme heat and be assured of good hotel rates and short waits for tables at the area’s top restaurants. There’s the chance of a fast-moving rainstorm, but they rarely last long enough to require a change of plans. In April, the Coachella Music Festival is a don’t-miss event. The hip-hop and alternative rock can get loud, but the concurrent arts festival with its focus on sculpture is a draw for all generations. May is a great time to visit the Palm Springs Air Museum; each Memorial Day the museum’s B-52 aircraft drops thousands of red and white carnations in commemoration of fallen servicemen and women. 

Thanks to swimming pools and air conditioning, people visit Palm Springs in the hot summer months, too. June through September is considered the off-season in Palm Springs, due to the high (and dry) heat, but you can count on deep discounts (50 percent off or more) on hotel rooms, condos, green fees, and fixed-price menus. To escape summer heat, take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway nearly 6,000 feet to the crest of the San Jacinto Mountains, or like many desert dwellers, sleep during the day.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Palm Springs?
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If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find the answers to your questions on our convenient Customer Service Portal. While many airlines make allowances for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19, it’s best to check the terms and conditions of your selected carrier before booking.
Which airlines fly to Palm Springs?
Start organizing your visit to Palm Springs with one of the airlines that fly in and out of Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP). Whether you’re in search of an amazing deal or flight flexibility, these well-known international carriers will have a fare that’s right for you:

  • WestJet - 11 flights to Palm Springs per month
  • Air Canada - 7 flights to Palm Springs per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Palm Springs?
Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP). It’s the city’s main airport and is located around 2 miles east of the center. You’ll be dropping off your bags and discovering Palm Springs not long after landing.
How much is a flight to Palm Springs?
Travelers from far and wide scored return-flight bargains ranging between and this week. Starting your trip from ()? The cheapest one-way prices started at just .
How to book the cheapest flight to Palm Springs?
With some of the best flight deals around, you’ll always jet for less with Orbitz. The following pointers will help you pick up cheap flights to Palm Springs — and leave you with more cash to splash:

  • Depending on where you’re departing from, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival options). Oftentimes, alternative departure points will offer better prices on fares.
  • Also, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to bring up the airfares on days either side of your selected departure. You may be able to score cheaper flight deals if your travel dates are flexible.
  • You can also select the ‘Show options’ link to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you’d prefer to fly.
  • The early bird catches the best savings, so purchase your seats once you’ve settled on your travel dates. The most affordable fares are quick to go and prices normally rise as the departure date gets closer.
  • Think about combining your flights, hotels and car rentals into a package deal to make your dollar go further.
  • Don’t travel during the busy season if you can. By steering clear of summer and school vacations, you can make superb savings on your airfare.

How long is a flight to Palm Springs?
The USA is big, so that depends on the destination you’re departing from. To make life easier, we’ve chosen three of the leading routes to Palm Springs and listed their average flight times:

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP) - 1 hour and 32 minutes
  • Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) to Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP) - 2 hours and 11 minutes
  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) to Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP) - 1 hour and 9 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Palm Springs?
Catch a bargain and book your tickets to Palm Springs in January. If you’ve missed this month, you’re still in luck. February and August often have low airfares as well. Just be careful you don’t sleep on a sale — cheap flights pop up and vanish in a flash!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Palm Springs?
Typically, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days of the week to book flights to Palm Springs. If you want the most competitive airfares, search across those days and you’re likely to score a great flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Palm Springs?
Based on Orbitz data from 2020, Monday is normally the best day of the week for cheap flights to Palm Springs. Tuesday also has wallet-friendly airfares, whereas Saturday has the most expensive ticket prices. Even though leaving at the weekend may be easier to organize, you’ll have more cash in your pocket to play with if you fly out early in the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Palm Springs?
You can jet for less in August. This is generally an excellent month to get on a plane if you want cheap flights to Palm Springs, Orbitz data shows. The most expensive time to fly is June, so avoid this month if you can.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Orbitz makes it a snap to find airlines offering fare flexibility. Simply click on “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your flights and bada bing! You’ll see options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking, no change fees and of course, an amazing low price.
What do I need for the flight to Palm Springs?
Flying doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact it can be fun with a bit of pre-planning! Make your trip a relaxing one with these useful hints:

  • Whether you print it out beforehand or use an electronic one, you’ll need your boarding pass to step foot on the plane. You’ll also need some kind of government-issued photo ID. If you’re traveling internationally, make sure your passport is valid and you’ve checked visa requirements.
  • Take some activities to keep you amused on your trip to Palm Springs. Magazines, books and electronic devices like laptops and tablets should do the trick. Make sure you take a bottle of water as well. Even on a short flight, it’s important to stay hydrated.
  • It can get cool on the plane. If you don’t like the thought of shivering your way through the flight, bring an extra layer.

How many direct flights are there to Palm Springs?
You can jump aboard one of 89 flights that travel straight to Palm Springs each month. Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines are just a few of the airlines that will get you there comfortably in one go. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and WestJet also fly nonstop.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Palm Springs?
There are ways of booking first or business-class tickets to Palm Springs that won’t burn a hole through your savings. Pick up a seat at the front of the plane for less with these useful tips:

  • Flexibility isn’t just useful for your yoga. Leave some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up cheaper airfares when they pop up.
  • Low-cost airlines offer first or business-class seating at a fraction of the normal price. Skip the full-service carriers and consider these cheaper options.
  • Make a bid for an upgrade. Some carriers hold online auctions that let you put down a price for a seat up the front. You can also try upgrading with points earned through a loyalty scheme.

How to get into Palm Springs from the airport?
To get into Palm Springs from Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP), you may prefer to drive. Step off the plane and make your way to one of the many car rental branches, such as Hertz, Budget or Avis. When you’ve picked up a Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP) car rental and are ready to begin your Palm Springs city adventure, head 2 miles west. Your other option is to take a taxi or public transportation to travel downtown, then rent a vehicle from there. Palm Springs car rentals has a fabulous range of fancy wheels at unbeatable deals.
What is the best time to go to Palm Springs?
Palm Springs is popular in . If you’re planning to visit during these months, it would be a good idea to book in advance to ensure you pick up the greatest deals. Curious to know what summertime’s like in Palm Springs? Average daily temperatures usually float between 70undefined and 95undefined. Like most destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer season commences June 20 here.
Travel tips for Palm Springs

  • Kick things off in the downtown area and enjoy a walking tour of the city’s fantastic attractions. Palm Springs Air Museum and Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium are a couple of favorites with visitors.
  • You’ll also want to see the sights a quick drive from Palm Springs’s center. Find your way to Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and experience another side of this sought-after destination.
  • When you want to explore other parts of Riverside County, organize a car rental and drive to Riverside. Temecula is another popular city with a great deal to do and see.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

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