Getting Here by Air

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Visiting St. Margaret’s by air? These are your best options for airports and airlines.

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Airports

  • PSP: Palm Springs International Airport     Probably your best option!
    • Driving Distance to St. Margaret’s: 12.5 miles, 25 minutes
    • Check especially Alaska Air if you’re traveling from points along the west coast, and United Airlines and American Airlines if you’re coming from points east.
    • This is definitely your best option if you can get the flights and fares you want. It’s very close-by, and it’s a small airport, so parking and security are quick and easy.
    • Direct Flights:
      Bellingham, WA (BLI): Allegiant
      Calgary, Alberta (YYC): WestJet
      Chicago, IL (ORD): American, United
      Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW): American
      Denver, CO (DEN): United
      Edmonton, Alberta (YEG): WestJet
      Houston, TX (IAH): United
      Los Angeles, CA (LAX): United
      Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (MSP): Sun Country, Delta
      New York, NY (JFK): Virgin America, JetBlue
      Phoenix, AZ (PHX): American
      Portland, OR (PDX): Alaska
      Salt Lake City, UT (SLC): Delta
      San Francisco, CA (SFO): Alaska, United, Virgin America
      Seattle, WA (SEA): Alaska, Delta
      Toronto, Ontario (YYZ): WestJet
      Vancouver, British Columbia (YVR): WestJet, Air Canada
      Winnipeg, Manitoba (YWG): WestJet
  • UDD: Bermuda Dunes Airport
    • Driving Distance to St. Margaret’s: 9.9 miles, 20 minutes
    • Very small private charter planes only
  • ONT: Ontario International Airport
    • Driving Distance to St. Margaret’s: 84.6 miles, 1:22 hours (Note: This is a very optimistic estimate, and assumes that you are not traveling during rush hour. Actual drive time during rush hour could be closer to 3-4 hours.)
    • Generally worth a look to see if they have a better fare than you can get to PSP, which is very possible.
    • Airlines: AeroMexico, Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, United, Volaris
  • SNA: John Wayne (Orange County) Airport
    • Driving Distance to St. Margaret’s: 113 miles, 1:53 hours (Note: This is a very optimistic estimate, and assumes that you are not traveling during rush hour. Actual drive time during rush hour could be closer to 3-4 hours.)
    • There really is no advantage to flying to SNA unless you’re able to get a better flight or fare. It’s worth a look, but it’s unlikely that the better choice it offers will offset the driving time.
    • Airlines: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, WestJet
  • SAN: San Diego International Airport
    • Driving Distance to St. Margaret’s: 120 miles, 2:14 hours (Note: This is a very optimistic estimate, and assumes that you are not traveling during rush hour. Actual drive time during rush hour could be closer to 3-4 hours.)
    • The only real advantage to SAN is its proximity to the Episcopal Church Center of the Diocese of San Diego or other San Diego destinations.
    • Several airlines fly there, but of particular note are Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, SkyWest, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, Virgin America, and WestJet
  • LAX: Los Angeles International Airport
    • Driving Distance to St. Margaret’s: 138 miles, 2:30 hours (Note: This is a very optimistic estimate, and assumes that you are not traveling during rush hour. Actual drive time during rush hour could be closer to 4-5 hours.)
    • The only real advantages to LAX are that it’s very large and may offer more options for available flights, and that it’s closer to other Los Angeles area destinations.
    • Several airlines fly there, but of particular note are Frontier, Hawaiian, Great Lakes, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, Virgin America, and WestJet
  • PHX: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    • Driving Distance to St. Margaret’s: 264 miles, 4 hours (Note: Unless you’re traveling in Phoenix at the height of rush hour, the travel time estimate is very accurate.)
    • In certain limited cases, the price and availability of flights may offset the driving distance. Phoenix is an especially good option if you’re coming from points east and have a tight departure schedule out of Palm Desert. Phoenix also is a good option to consider if you’re traveling on Great Lakes Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, or Southwest Airlines. In some cases, it may make sense to spend the night in Phoenix, especially for an eastbound flight.
Last updated: December 4, 2019 at 12:40 pm