The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PSP are

  • July 30th to October 28th
  • December 10th to March 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 SFO to PSP is early September. Prices can be as high as $536 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Palm Springs

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Palm Springs, CA (PSP) will usually cost between $162 to $364 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 $174. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $366. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $192 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $262 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PSP flight.

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

SFO to PSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to PSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, which is a bit above 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 $13 (5%) 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 $250. Return trip prices are from the PSP to SFO 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 SFO to PSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 44 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 SFO to PSP while comparing.

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

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 45.70% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to SAN flights

Destination alternative #2: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 47.61% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to LAX flights

Destination alternative #3: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 25.81% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to LGB flights

Destination alternative #4: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 20.46% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to SNA flights

Destination alternative #5: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 10.90% less expensive than PSP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to ONT flights

Destination alternative #6: Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport (YUM) in Yuma, AZ

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from PSP
  • Usually 13.00% less expensive than PSP
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to YUM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 420 miles or 676 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PSP flight is about 1 hour 44 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from SFO to PSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

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 SFO to PSP tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 44% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PSP heading for SFO about 3 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Palm Springs, CA is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 2 minutes late
  • United: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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