Getting to Phoenix Airport

Last year more than 40.5 million passengers used the airport for domestic and international flights. Apart from car rental, passengers have a number of public transport options open to them to reach the airport.

Getting to Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport by Metro Light Rail

It is possible to travel to the airport via the METRO light rail service that has a stop near the Washington at 44th Street Station. A free shuttle bus service links this station with the airport’s three terminals. Passengers can take routes 1, 3, 13 and 44 to travel between the airport and the light rail station. From 2013 onwards the first completed part of the SkyTrain will take over this route. The light railway also provides onwards travel connections to Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.

Getting to Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport by City Bus

The city buses connect not just to the light railway but also to Phoenix itself via lines 1, 3 and 44. The free PHX airport shuttle takes passengers from the terminals to the city bus stops. There are also various bus lines and Arizona-wide shuttle services that connect the airport with cities like Anthem, Apache Junction, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Florence, Globe and Morristown for example.

The 5 Star Express, Central Arizona Transport and Shuttle for example connect Arizona City with Phoenix Sky Harbour. Ace-Xpress, Red Rock Transportation and Sedona Phoenix Shuttle provide a link from Camp Verde and Cottonwood to the airport and Arizona Shuttle, Euro Way Transportation and Red Rock Transportation run shuttle services between Flagstaff and Phoenix Sky Harbour.

Getting to Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport by Car

Outside the terminal buildings a number of airport taxi operators and shuttle services provide a connection with the surrounding cities. Within the city centres taxi ranks can be found outside train stations and major international hotels. When it doubt, it is best to ask the hotel reception desk to call for a reputable taxi firm. Apache Taxis, AAA/Yellow Cab and Mayflower Cab are official airport taxi companies.

There’s also a Super Shuttle service, which is a passenger van that runs every 15 minutes between the airport and the city of Phoenix. Limousine Services offer a door-to-door service from the hotel to the airport. Official limousine service providers are Zion Limousine, Mechelle, Limousine, Black Pearl Limo, All Star Trans, Monarch Limousine and AMP Enterprises. The rates are fixed for two passengers sharing a limousine and the minimum rate is $10.00 per additional person. Within a 5 mile radius of the airport the cost would be $35, within a 10 mile radius the fare would be $45 and within a 15 miles radius the fare would rise to $55.

Coming from the north, motorists should take routes 17 or 51, coming from the west route 10 and coming from the east route 202. From Tempe in the south routes 10 and 60 connect with Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport.

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