There are no direct services between Raleigh and Palm Springs, so you'll need to change planes. But it's not all doom and gloom. United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines fly from Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) to Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.) with just one easy stopover.
The quickest flight time from Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) to Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.) is 5 hours and 33 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy a red wine or get engrossed in a book.
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Searching for cheap flights from Raleigh is simple with Orbitz.com. If travelers are working with a fixed budget, they can find affordable flights by checking the airfares of multiple airlines all at once. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) offers direct flights to at least 40 domestic and international destinations on a daily basis. Airlines include American Airlines, Delta Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and a number of others. The airport is located approximately 15 miles from downtown Raleigh at 2400 West Terminal Blvd. in Morrisville, NC. Use the Orbitz.com trip planner feature to help you figure out the detail of your visit to this airport.
RDU offers a number of parking options to travelers, including both hourly and daily parking. Hourly parking rates are $1 per hour, with a $24 daily maximum. The daily parking rate is $2 per hour with a $12 per day maximum. Travelers also have the option to use Park & Ride which is just $6 a day.
There are a variety of transportation options to choose from at this airport. Passengers can choose from taxi and limousine services, as well as shuttle buses and rental cars. There are also transportation connections with the local train and bus stations in the area. The Triangle Transit bus system operates from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and costs $2 per trip.
There are numerous dining options available to RDU passengers. The airport has restaurants that include seafood, sandwiches, burgers, fries, pastries, salads and much more. Among the many dining options available in Terminal 2 is the Five Guys restaurant. Five Guys specializes in freshly made burgers and fries and is open from 5 a.m. until the last flight. Other dining options in this terminal include Brueger's Bagel, 42nd Street Oyster Bar and California Pizza Kitchen. AJ's Tavern in Terminal 1 is also open from 5 a.m. until the last flight. This restaurant has a variety of sandwiches, salads and drinks on its menu. Other Terminal 1 restaurants include Cinnabon, Carvel, Starbucks and Green Leaf's. Orbitz.com can help you plan your trip and find you the best cheap flights from Raleigh.
The Palm Springs International Airport, located at 3300 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, is one of the most stress-free airports you may ever fly into. It is a relatively small airport, so chances are that you and your fellow passengers will have the entire airport to yourselves while you are there. Use Orbitz.com to book a cheap flight to Palm Springs on one of the 11 airlines that fly in and out of the airport.
Palm Springs offers little in the way of public transportation, so most visitors use a taxi, limousine service or rental car. The airport is less than three miles from downtown, but most visitors head to one of the area resorts, which can be as far as 20 minutes away. Many Palm Springs resorts offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. You can check the resort's transportation options and other deals when you make your reservation and purchase your air ticket through Orbitz.com.
Palm Springs has typical desert weather, with winter temperatures in the 50s and 60s and summer temperatures that can soar past 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you're visiting in the spring or summer, wear light-colored clothing with a high cotton or linen content, and schedule golf outings for early morning or late afternoon.
Palm Springs is a popular destination year-round, and most visitors do little more than swim, golf and relax. If you get into town, take a stroll down Palm Canyon Drive, where you can window shop in the little boutiques or have a light nosh at a cafÃ©. Enjoy your trip, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you are looking for cheap flights to Palm Springs.