The cheapest times to fly from PSP to YCD are

  • April 2nd to June 17th (except the week of May 14th)
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 12th)
  • December 24th to March 11th (except the weeks of January 1st, February 5th, and February 19th)

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 PSP to YCD is late January. Prices can be as high as $891 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $266 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Nanaimo

Flying from Palm Springs, CA (PSP) to Nanaimo (YCD) will usually cost between $273 to $584 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $312. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $752. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $440 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $360 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PSP to YCD flight.

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

PSP to YCD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PSP to YCD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Palm Springs. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $80 (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 $316. Return trip prices are from the YCD to PSP 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 PSP to YCD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 60 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 PSP to YCD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Seattle, WA

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 35.00% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See PSP to SEA flights

Destination alternative #2: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Vancouver

  • 33 miles (53 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 6.25% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See PSP to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1117 miles or 1798 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PSP to YCD flight is about 2 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Palm Springs, CA and Nanaimo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from PSP to YCD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code YCD
Destination airport name Nanaimo Airport
City Nanaimo
Country Canada
Latitude 49.1
Longitude -123.9


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