The cheapest times to fly from IPL to PSP are

  • July 16th to November 4th

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 IPL to PSP is early September. Prices can be as high as $892 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $396 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Palm Springs

Flying from El Centro, CA (IPL) to Palm Springs, CA (PSP) will usually cost between $406 to $631 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $424. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $648. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $225 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $530 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IPL to PSP flight.

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

IPL to PSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IPL to PSP flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from El Centro. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $3.79, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PSP. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Palm Springs. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $39 (7%) 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 $477. Return trip prices are from the PSP to IPL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IPL to PSP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 8 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from IPL to PSP while comparing.

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

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 76.42% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See IPL to LAX flights

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

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 27.17% less expensive than PSP
  • 2-layover flights available

See IPL to SAN flights


Flight Hacking IPL to PSP

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from IPL to PSP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (IPL > LAX > PSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $464
  • Average savings: $67 (12.55%)

See IPL to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Mokulele Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 87 miles or 140 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IPL to PSP flight is about 1 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between El Centro, CA and Palm Springs, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from IPL to PSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIPL
Origination airport nameImperial County Airport
CityEl Centro, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePSP
Destination airport namePalm Springs International Airport
CityPalm Springs, CA
Countrythe United States


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