Palm Springs International Airport is open twenty-four hours a day. The TSA checkpoint opens approximately one and a half hours before the first departure of the day. Each airline has its own operating hours, but typically, airlines open their ticket counters 2 hours before departure time, even for early morning flights.

The airport’s address is 3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs CA 92262.

On I-10, take Exit 123 “Gene Autry Trail – Palm Drive” and head south.

Turn right on Ramon Road, then  right on Kirk Douglas Way, which leads to the Airport terminal.

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Palm Springs Airport Driving Directions

General Parking

Drivers may only stop curbside at the airport in designated areas to pick up and drop off passengers in the least amount of time.  For security reasons, vehicles may not be left unattended curbside and drivers are not allowed to park and wait in their vehicles.

All parking is located conveniently across from the terminal building. This large lot accommodates all vehicles, including RVs (use the entrance across from the Vehicle Inspection Plaza), for short or long periods of time.  There are no separate lots for short-term or long-term parking.

Parking Management Services are provided by ABM Aviation. If you have any questions regarding the general parking lot, please call (760) 327 0910.

Parking Rates:

  • The first 7 minutes are free
  • $2.00 for each 20 minutes
  • $6.00 per hour, up to:
  • $20.00 dollars per day or twenty-four period

A prepay kiosk is available in the terminal lobby, or you may pay with cash or credit card as you exit the parking lot.

Free Cell Lot

If you are picking up arriving passengers, you can wait in the comfort of your vehicle at the free Cell Lot located on Kirk Douglas Way.

Tell your arriving guests to call you on your cell phone after they have retrieved their luggage and are ready to be picked up curbside.

Drivers must remain with their vehicles at all times while waiting for their guests’ arrival.

Mobility Impaired Travelers

For Mobility Impaired Travelers Being Dropped Off:

Drop off passenger and luggage curbside. If assistance is required, contact a Skycap, a Traffic Enforcement Officer, or a representative from the airline being flown.

For Mobility Impaired Travelers Traveling Alone:

  • Option 1: If luggage can be carried, parking spaces for the disabled are available in the main parking lot, closest to the terminal.
  • Option 2: After arriving at the terminal front curb, remain in the vehicle.  A skycap can assist with your luggage and check-in procedures.  If no skycap is available and if approached by a Traffic Enforcement Officer, explain that you are mobility impaired and request assistance to contact a Skycap or Airline Agent.

The Palm Springs International Airport offers a variety of services for passengers with disabilities.

In addition to Airline Staff, Traffic Enforcement Officers (TEOs), Skycaps, Police Officers and Volunteer Navigators are available curbside and at key locations to assist passengers with special needs.

Airport Parking

The first row of parking nearest to the terminal building provides spaces designated for drivers with disabilities.  If you are disabled and are traveling alone, stop curbside in front of the terminal and contact a Skycap or TEO to arrange for assistance with your luggage and your transportation from your vehicle to the departure gate.

Wheelchair Service

Wheelchair service can be requested curbside for transportation to the departure gate on the day of travel.  It is recommended that you contact your airline ahead of travel to request wheelchair service for your entire journey.

TSA Security Checkpoint Assistance

“TSA cares” is the Transportation Security Administration program that offers travel assistance for persons with disabilities or medical conditions.  Call toll-free: 1-855-787-2227 or find out more online at www.tsa.gov.

ADA/504 Compliance

It is the intent of the Palm Springs International Airport to provide access to the airport and the services associated with its operation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Persons with disabilities or their representatives may request reasonable accommodations in alternative format, including documents, by contacting your respective airline for airline related needs, or the Airport Administration Manager – ADA/504 Coordinator for airport facility related needs.

ADA/504 Coordinator

The ADA/504 Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Palm Springs International Airport to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and investigating any concerns or complaints regarding access to Airport programs, services or activities.  The Airport Administration Manager has been designated as the ADA/504 Coordinator and can be reached at  Palm Springs International Airport 3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 1, Palm Springs, CA. 92262

Tel: (760) 318 3800 – TDD: (760) 864 9527 –  Fax: (760) 318 3815

Palm Springs Int’l Airport ADA & Section 504 Acts – Complaint and Grievance Procedure

Palm Springs Int’l Airport ADA & Section 504 Acts – Grievance Form

Due to COVID-19, restaurants are currently closed with the exception of the PSP Coffee House.  Prepackaged food to go and hot and cold soft drinks can be purchased at gift shops, and at the PSP Coffee House.

There are a number of shops, restaurants, and specialty items stores to enjoy before or after your flight from Palm Springs International Airport. From the Desert News stores, the PGA Tour Shop, Celebrity Bistro & Bar, Tap Room Bar, 12th Fairway Bar and Grill, and the California Vintages Wine Bar, guests have no shortage of great options to enjoy our hospitality.

News, Gifts & Specialty Items

Desert News / Desert Mart / CNBC

There are three locations available in the terminal beyond the security checkpoint. Two are located in the Bono Concourse (Gates 4-11)  Desert News and Desert Mart, and the third, CNBC,  is located in the Regional Concourse (Gates 12-20).   All locations offer a wide selection of magazines, books, snacks, drinks, and those things travelers sometimes forget to pack such as a hairbrush and/or comb, lip balm and other sundries. Also, there is an excellent selection of souvenir items available at each of the locations.

 

Desert Marketplace / Brighton

This retail shop offers the finest selection of gift items available at Palm Springs International Airport. Much of the inventory is in the Desert Southwest style. Casual wear, jewelry, historical books, spa-quality skin products, souvenirs bearing the Palm Springs name, and much more are on display. Located in the Bono Concourse (Gates 4-11).

The PGA Tour Shop

The PGA Tour Shop carries a multitude of items for the golf enthusiast, many bearing the PGA logo. The PGA Tour Shop was voted one of the 100 Best Golf Shops in 2010 by GolfWorld. Palm Springs International Airport is the perfect location for this concept, as this area is a golfer’s paradise with more than 100 courses! Located adjacent to the Desert Marketplace in the Bono Concourse (Gates 4-11).

 

Dining Options

Due to COVID-19, restaurants at the airport are currently closed with the exception of the PSP Coffee House.  Prepackaged food to go and hot and cold soft beverages can be purchased at the gift shops and at the PSP Coffee House. 

PSP Coffee House

located in the Bono Courtyard beyond the security checkpoint opened its doors on November 23, 2020, serving coffee and pastries.  The adjacent Wine Bar will open on December 1st, 2020.

Celebrity Bistro & Bar

This full-service, sit-down restaurant and bar located beyond the security checkpoint reflects the glamour, the history and the panache of the Palm Springs area. The show business décor pays homage to the many celebrities who have called Palm Springs home over the past 50 years. Order breakfast, lunch, or dinner from a menu or grab a cup of coffee, soft drink, or have a cocktail at the bar. Pastries, fruit, and sandwiches are also available.

 

The Celebrity Bistro also offers a coffee shop and bar, and serves sandwiches and snacks on the terminal greeters’ side.

Tap Room Bar

The Tap Room Bar is located in the Regional Concourse (Gates 12-20) and offers airport travelers quality food and beverage throughout the day including a full service bar and sit down seating.  Many items are made fresh to order such as the array of panini sandwiches.  In addition, there is a vast assortment of To Go items to satisfy your cravings.

12th Fairway Bar and Grill

12th Fairway Bar and Grill is located in the Bono Concourse.  This establishment offers inside and outside dining as well as a comfortable bar and To Go Menu.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served with something on the menu to please everyone!

For items left on board an aircraft or if your luggage did not arrive with you after a flight, please contact the airlines directly.

For items that were lost or left behind on general property at the PSP Airport, call (760) 318-3841.

For items you may have left at the airport TSA Security Checkpoint, the fastest way to recover your item is to e-mail your inquiry to: [email protected]

You may also call (760) 833 9312 and leave a message.

United Service Organization (USO) / Military

The USO is open with COVID safety protocols from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. everyday. 

The PSP USO Service Center works everyday to assist American military personnel and their families.  It ensures travelers have a safe and comfortable place to relax while awaiting flights to foreign destinations, or transportation to the TwentyNine Palms Marine Corps Base.  The USO volunteer staff is happy to provide assistance selecting hotels, restaurants, local entertainment, and transportation options.

The USO Center television lounge offers a large library of current and classic films on DVD and video, internet-connected computers for e-mail, web surfing and computer games, a fully stocked snack bar with “GI approved comfort foods”, a lending library of books, newspapers, magazines, and more.  All services are free of charge to the troops, their families and retired military personnel.

The USO is located at 210 N. El Cielo Road within walking distance from the Main Terminal and adjacent to the U. S. Customs facility.  For more information please visit www.palmspringsuso.com, or call (760) 866-1100.

On January 1, 2018, the State of California modified its marijuana laws allowing certain persons the ability to possess marijuana (cannabis) in limited quantities. The Palm Springs Police Department (PSPD) is responsible for enforcing California law and City ordinances at the Palm Springs International Airport.

Under federal marijuana (cannabis) law, any quantity remains illegal. If you are a passenger boarding a flight, please be aware you will pass through security screening operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), part of the Department of Homeland Security. You are subject to regulations and laws TSA is responsible for enforcing.

We request you do not bring any marijuana or marijuana-based products to the airport. This will ensure you avoid any legal issues or disruptions in your travel plans.

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)

There are three ATMs in the terminal. 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).

Credit Card Dispensers

Two credit card dispensers are located in the main terminal before the security checkpoint, in the South and North ticket counter areas.

Free WIFI

Palm Springs International Airport offers free wireless internet connectivity throughout all public areas of the terminal.  To access, set your SSID to PSPAIRPORT, then launch your browser for further instructions.

Nursing – Lactation Room

A nursing – lactation room is located in the sterile area of the airport, on the way to the Regional Concourse (gates 12 to 20). Click here to see the location of the nursing room.

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Playground and Pet Areas

The Palm Springs International Airport offers an open air courtyard beyond the Security Checkpoint in the sterile area. This beautifully landscaped environment offers art, water features, patio seating as well as a playground and pet area.

A second pet area can be found across the street from the Main Terminal entrance.

(Currency exchange service is not available at PSP)