The cheapest times to fly from DEN to PSP are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 2nd to October 7th (except the week of July 30th)
  • October 22nd to November 18th (except the week of October 29th)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DEN to PSP is early December. Prices can be as high as $579 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $251 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Palm Springs

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Palm Springs, CA (PSP) will usually cost between $274 to $441 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $272. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $431. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $159 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $304 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to PSP flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DEN to PSP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DEN to PSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to PSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $67 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $286. Return trip prices are from the PSP to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to PSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 23 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DEN to PSP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 30.26% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 17.43% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SAN flights

Destination alternative #3: Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport (YUM) in Yuma, AZ

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 18.42% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to YUM flights

Destination alternative #4: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 11.51% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ONT flights

Destination alternative #5: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 4.77% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to BUR flights

Destination alternative #6: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 4.44% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to LGB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to PSP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Palm Springs International Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 775 miles or 1247 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DEN to PSP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to PSP flight is about 2 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Palm Springs, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from DEN to PSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code PSP
Destination airport name Palm Springs International Airport
City Palm Springs, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -116.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to PSP tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 39% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PSP heading for DEN about 23 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Palm Springs, CA is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 23 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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