Flights and Transfers
Direct and indirect flights are available to Palm Springs, taking just under 13 hours; there is an international airport at Palm Springs, but it’s common to fly into Los Angeles and then travel from here to your destination.
Your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from your return date to the UK, and you’ll need to check the full entry requirements before you travel. You can do this by visiting the FCO website or by contacting the relevant embassy. UK passengers can travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Scheme, by completing an online form using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ETSA) system. For more information, take a look at the US Embassy site.
The primary language here is English.
By car: There are numerous car hire services available if you want to self-drive around Palm Springs, and this is a great option is you plan on exploring some of the outer lying sights. The airport has a selection of car hire companies so you should be able to arrange this easily.
By bus: The bus routes operating in the city centre are easy to navigate and cost-effective; some of the routes travel via the neighbouring resort cities too.
By bike: Palm Springs is a great place for cycling, particularly in the cooler months, as the landscape is relatively flat and dry – there are several rental facilities available within the town.
The local currency is the US Dollar; credit cards are widely accepted.
Vaccinations and Health
As health requirements change so regularly, it’s advisable that you consult your GP or specialist travel clinic prior to your trip for specific information regarding your travel and medical history. Additional information can be found by visiting NaTHNac or MASTA Travel Health.