The cheapest times to fly from YCD to PSP are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • May 14th to July 15th
  • September 3rd to September 23rd
  • October 29th to December 16th (except the week of November 5th)

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 YCD to PSP is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $724 for Friday flights during mid March, or as low as $241 for Tuesday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Palm Springs

Flying from Nanaimo (YCD) to Palm Springs, CA (PSP) will usually cost between $260 to $460 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $280. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $576. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $296 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $329 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YCD to PSP flight.

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

YCD to PSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YCD to PSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Nanaimo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $300. Return trip prices are from the PSP to YCD 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 YCD 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 2 hour 60 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, Delta, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Nanaimo 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 YCD to PSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

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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