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Easy Come, Easy Go at PSP Airport

Guests getting into car in front of Palm Springs International Airport

While most airports create stress for the traveler, the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) reduces stress. Ranked third in a survey of America’s most stress-free runways, PSP airport packs your worries away and brings you in for a perfect landing. From the moment you arrive, you will encounter local art, luscious libations, and accessibility galore.

PSP passenger terminal consist of three parts – the main building for the ticketing, security, baggage claim and car rentals; the elevated Sonny Bono concourse with a large white outdoor canopy (gates 4 – 11); and another terminal to the south (gates 12 – 20). Everything is a comfortable and quick stroll away.

Catch a Ride from PSP Airport

The trek from the PSP airport to the heart of Palm Springs is super easy. It’s only a 10-minute ride to the city center on Tahquitz Way. No maps needed. How easy is that? If you haven’t already made your pick-up arrangements, cab await you curbside just outside the main entrance. Or if you prefer an Uber or Lift, they will meet you just to the left of the cabs as you exit along the median. Prominent signs will direct you there. For those renting a car, pick up your keys and car just steps away from baggage claim. There’s no transfer or shuttle required here. Just a nice stroll outside with a beautiful view of the San Jacinto mountains and that beautiful sunshine.

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)

Have a Sip or a Nosh

If you strolled through that fast security line faster than expected and have some extra time, California Vintages Wine Bar pours enjoy a pre- or post-flight glass of wine. If beer is more your spirit, then hop on over to the Tap Room Bar. Nosh like a star at the aptly named Celebrity Bistro & Bar. Palm Springs is, after all, Hollywood’s playground, so this Bistro tells luminaries that they are in the (very) right place.

Save on Time

Would you prefer a 3-4 hour drive to/from LAX to Palm Springs or a 10 minute ride from PSP airport to you Palm Springs resort or residence? You might save a few bucks on the flight, but is it really worth it? Your getaway shouldn’t start or end with added time on a freeway fighting traffic. At PSP airport you are welcomed with over 350 days of sunshine and a stress free experience knowing how easy everything will be.

Welcome to Palm Springs!

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