If you're traveling to Palm Springs, California, you'll find a number of airports within a few hours' drive from the city center. Palm Springs International Airport serves most travelers staying or living in the city, but you may need to take a special flight from a neighboring airport in Ontario, Santa Ana or Long beach
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
This airport is served by 10 airlines and offers direct non-stop service to over a dozen destinations in the United States and Canada. The airport offers travelers extra conveniences such as on-site shopping and dining options including the Desert Marketplace retail shop, the PGA Tour Shop and the Celebrity Bistro. Palm Springs International Airport is located at 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way; call (760) 323-8299 or visit www.palmspringsca.gov/index.aspx?page=270 for more information.
Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Ontario International Airport (ONT) is located approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and about 63 miles from Palm Springs. It is a medium-sized airport that offers commercial jet service for both domestic and international destinations. You'll find it at 1923 East Avion Street; call (909) 937-2700 or visit www.lawa.org/welcomeONT.aspx for more information.
Santa Ana John Wayne Airport (SNA)
This popular California airport offers a number of specialty passenger services including currency exchange, ground transportation services to Palm Springs and the surrounding area, passenger paging and private mailboxes. Airport ambassadors dressed in red coats assist passengers with basic customer service needs. The main terminal is located at 18601 Airport Way in Santa Ana, approximately 77 miles from Palm Springs; call (949) 252-5200 or visit www.ocair.com for more information.
San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport (SAN)
This airport offers non-stop service to 43 destinations in the United States and Canada, with service from American Eagle, Delta Connection, Virgin America and Aeromexico, amongst others. The terminals feature several shops, lounges, club rooms and eateries for travelers who need some time to relax or wait between flights. The airport is located approximately 85 miles from Palm Springs; call (619) 400-2400 or visit www.san.org for more information.
Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB)
The Long Beach Municipal Airport serves nearly three million airline passengers each year with service from JetBlue, Delta Air Lines and others. The airport features several Wi-Fi hot zones, newsstands, cafes and bistros for passenger convenience. The airport is approximately 92 miles from Palm Springs and located at 4100 E. Donald Douglas Drive in Long Beach; call (562) 570-2600 or visit www.longbeach.gov/airport for more information.
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