Quick Guide to Getting Around the Coachella Valley

A quick-reference guide to transportation options in the desert, from the airport to the SunLine bus to personal chauffeurs.

October 23, 2023
Story by Site Staff
Palm Springs International Airport.
PHOTO COURTESY VISIT GREATER PALM SPRINGS

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Major airports seldom feel like a breath of fresh air, but this one does with its indoor-outdoor flow and modern architecture, designed in the 1960s by Donald Wexler. Twelve airlines serve PSP with nonstop flights to and from more than 30 North American cities and connecting flights to and from 500-plus destinations worldwide. It’s a walkable 2 miles to downtown Palm Springs and a short drive to other valley cities. flypsp.com

SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY

Prefer public transit? SunLine operates the Coachella Valley’s buses, providing safe and environmentally conscious public transportation throughout the nine cities of Greater Palm Springs and beyond, as far as San Bernardino and the Salton Sea. Single-ride and multiday/monthlong passes are available. The website also lists contact info for taxi services. sunline.org

DESERT JET

Headquartered at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, Desert Jet provides private jet charter services to more than 5,000 airports nationwide. Travel without the hassles of standard airports and experience the luxury of having the entire plane to yourself. desertjet.com

PALM SPRINGS CLASSIC CARS

For the ultimate Greater Palm Springs getaway, ride in style in a 1966 Cadillac DeVille or 1971 Jaguar XKE. While these vehicles are not available for self-driving, you can reserve them with a driver for special events and photo-ops to jazz up any occasion. palmspringsclassiccars.com

Cardiff Limousine & Transportation.
PHOTO COURTESY CARDIFF LIMOUSINE & TRANSPORTATION

CARDIFF LIMOUSINE & TRANSPORTATION

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As the premier transportation company in Greater Palm Springs since 1990, Cardiff Limousine & Transportation provides comfortable car, bus, limo, and shuttle service for groups of all sizes. Cardiff is an easy go-to for local rides, but the company also provides transportation to all Southern California airports. Their experienced team works regularly with individuals, meeting and event planners, destination management companies, and tour providers to create the ideal transportation package for any outing. Whether you’re planning a golf excursion, a wine tasting, a bachelor or bachelorette party, a wedding, or a work event, these savvy drivers have you covered. cardifflimo.com