Trains to and from Phoenix Airport (PHX)
In 2011 more than 40.5 million passengers passed through the gates of the airport, using both domestic and international flights. Although there are at present no direct trains from Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport, from 2013 onwards the first part of the SkyTrain network will be ready for public transport and by 2015 the airport will have its own train connection with the city of Phoenix.
Metro light rail trains from Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport currently connect the airport with the city and other destinations. The metro light rail service that has a stop close to Washington at 44th Street Station. Passengers can board a free shuttle bus service linking 44th Street Station with the three terminals. The bus routes 1, 3, 13 and 44 run between the airport and the light rail station. The metro light railway trains from also link directly from Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport to the cities of Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.
Until the SkyTrain network has been completed, passengers can use alternative public transport like city buses, which connect to Phoenix via bus lines 1, 3 and 44. There is a free PHX airport shuttle, which transports passengers from the terminals to the city bus stops. When the SkyTrain network is finished, it will be possible to reach other Arizona destinations by Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport trains, but until then various bus lines and shuttle services link the airport with cities like Anthem, Apache Junction, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Florence, Globe and Morristown among others.
As another alternative there are many shuttle and limousine services that can take passengers comfortably to the resorts dotted around Phoenix. Most are situated within a 15 to 20 mile radius of the airport and the prices are reasonable, somewhere between $35 to $85 depending on how many passengers travel and how great the distance travelled is going to be.
In the absence of direct trains from Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport, a variety of long distance coach services transport passengers to other Arizona destinations like Arizona City for example. This particular destination is covered by the 5 Star Express and Central Arizona Transport and Shuttle.
Camp Verde and Cottonwood are connected to the airport by Ace-Xpress, Red Rock Transportation and Sedona Phoenix Shuttle. The Arizona Shuttle, Euro Way Transportation and Red Rock Transportation connect the city of Flagstaff with Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport.
Travelling to Tempe via Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport trains from the light railway service opens up many sightseeing opportunities. The Sea Life Centre is part of a large shopping mall in Tempe and offers families with children a wonderful day out. It is possible to take public transport to the shopping mall. The many marine creatures on display will delight older and younger children and the excellent shopping facilities in the mall will no doubt delight parents, too.
For further information about Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport trains, please visit the official website at http://skyharbor.com