Sleeping in Airports

Palm Springs Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Palm Springs Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

PSP Airport Overview

palm springs airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Palm Springs International Airport.

What to Expect

Palm Springs Airport (code: PSP) is a small terminal with a main ticketing/check-in area and two concourses (Sony Bono and Regional). The airport features a dozen or so eateries and shops on both the air and land sides. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Active duty members of the military and their families can find additional comfort at the USO Lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Palm Springs Airport does not appeal to you, the nearest hotels with a free airport shuttle are:

  • Staybridge Suites Palm Springs Cathedral City (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard Palm Springs (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area. » Check Rates
  • Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel (12 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Palm Springs Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Military Lounge

USO Lounge – The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Location: Adjacent to Luggage Claim Area, within 100 yards of the Main Terminal and adjacent to the U.S. Customs facility.

Related Pages: Palm Springs Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Palm Springs Airport. Connect to the “PSPAIRPORT” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Main Terminal, near the Security Checkpoint entrance • Bono Concourse (Gates 4-11) • Regional Concourse (Gates 12-20).

Baby Care Facilities – A nursing room is located Airside between the Bono and Regional concourses.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Terminal Courtyard.

Currency Exchange – Anderson Travel, located off-site, is the closest foreign currency exchange. Call ahead for service.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. The airport offers a small variety of shops selling clothing, souvenirs, etc. The Desert Mart (Airside) sells magazines, snacks and drinks.

Food & Drinks – Most food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: California Vintages Wine Bar • Celebrity Bistro Cafe & Bar • Palm Springs Tap Room Bar • Starbucks (two locations) • 12th Fairway Bar & Grill.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? Stop by the information counter for assistance! Location: Near the central lobby on the way to the baggage claim wing of the terminal. Also be sure to look for the airport ambassadors wearing teal shirts or grey blazers with the word “navigator” on the back for help.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Terminal Courtyard – Relax and wait for your flight in the Terminal Courtyard. The area includes art, water features, patio seating, coffee shop, a wine bar, restroom facilities, a pet relief area and a Children’s playground.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Palm Springs airport is served by the following airlines: Air CanadaAlaska Airlines • Allegiant Air • American Airlines • Contour • Delta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • Jetblue • Sun Country • United Airlines • Westjet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


PSP airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you are looking to reach Coachella/Yucca Valley or need to get to the train station (via Amtrak bus to train service), there is a bus that can get you to your destination. For more information, visit the Palm Springs Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Courtyard Palm Springs   •   Desert Riviera Hotel   •   Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs   •   Hilton Palm Springs Hyatt Palm Springs   •   L’Horizon Resort & Spa   •   Old Ranch Inn   •   Palm Mountain Resort & Spa   •   Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

Taxis and Shuttles

Metered taxis and shared-ride shuttles are readily available in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.