The cheapest times to fly from SBP to PSP are

  • April 23rd to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 30th and May 14th)
  • June 18th to August 5th
  • December 3rd to February 11th

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 SBP to PSP is early August. Prices can be as high as $733 for Friday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $297 for Wednesday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Palm Springs

Flying from San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) to Palm Springs, CA (PSP) will usually cost between $297 to $476 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $297. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $463. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $166 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $347 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBP to PSP flight.

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

SBP to PSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBP to PSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Luis Obispo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.85, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Palm Springs, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Luis Obispo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $66 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $318. Return trip prices are from the PSP to SBP 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 SBP to PSP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 26 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 SBP to PSP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 19.88% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SBP to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Contour Airlines, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Palm Springs International Airport to San Luis County Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 255 miles or 410 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBP to PSP flight is about 1 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between San Luis Obispo, CA and Palm Springs, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from SBP to PSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SBP
Origination airport name San Luis County Regional Airport
City San Luis Obispo, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -120.6

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


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