Travel to Phoenix
Arrival and Travel to Phoenix, Arizona
PHOENIX SKY HARBOR AIRPORT
Sky Harbor, dubbed America's Friendliest Airport, is the main airport for the Greater Phoenix area. Sky Harbor serves more than 120 domestic and international destinations. With 1,200 daily flights—about 500 of them nonstop—Sky Harbor is one of the most convenient airports in the United States.
Sky Harbor is served by 18 competitively priced carriers. The airport is located in the middle of Greater Phoenix, less than 10 minutes from downtown, and within 30 minutes of most hotels and resorts.
LIGHT RAIL TO DOWNTOWN
Need to get from the airport to your downtown hotel? It will cost you $2 if you take Phoenix’s Valley Metro light-rail system. The cost of an all-day pass is $4.
But getting from the airport to downtown affordably is just one of light rail’s perks. The 28-mile line links Phoenix to the neighboring communities of Tempe and Mesa, and includes stops at attractions such as Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Chase Field, Talking Stick Resort Arena and Tempe's Mill Avenue.
Light rail’s quiet, air-conditioned trains operate 18-22 hours per day, seven days a week, and stop every 12-20 minutes. The system operates at street level and is powered by electricity from overhead wires.
There are 38 stations along the line, and they are adorned with $8 million worth of public art. The artwork at each station reflects the character of the community where it is located. Station platforms can accommodate the boarding of 600 passengers onto a three-car train within 30 seconds.
For more information, visit: https://www.visitphoenix.com/learn-plan/getting-around/public-transportation/.
Ride share services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Terminal pick-up locations for ride share service providers are as follows:
- Terminal 2: east outside door #8
- Terminal 3: South curb, west end outside door #4
- Terminal 4: Level 1, north curb, far west end outside door #1
- Terminal 4: Level 1, south curb, far east end, outside door #8
Travel Tip: Customers should arrange their ride once they have all of their bags and are ready to exit the terminal
The following taxis are contracted to pick up passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor:
Phone #: 480-888-8888
Phone #: 602-955-1355
Phone #: 602-300-3000
Rates remain the same regardless of company, number of passengers and number of bags. The first mile is $5. Each additional mile is $2.30. Each hour of a traffic delay is $23. The minimum fare is $15.
Effective June 18, 2016, a new $17 flat rate is in place to downtown Phoenix within the following boundaries:
- North boundary: Roosevelt Street
- South boundary: Lincoln Street
- West boundary: Seventh Avenue
- East boundary: Seventh Street
Wheelchair-accessible taxis are available upon request. All major credit cards are accepted.
Van terminal access is as follows:
- Terminal 2: North curbside
- Terminal 3: South curbside
- Terminal 4: Level 1, south curbside at Door 8
The following Shared Ride Van Service is contracted at Phoenix Sky Harbor:
SuperShuttle: (602) 244-9000
Vans operate 24 hours on a scheduled basis, with vans departing every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For the telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call (602) 243-7786. Super Shuttle provides a customer service counter in Terminal 4 at Door 8.
Rates are zone based and typically range from $12 to $46 for the first passenger. Each additional residential passenger per reservation is $8 regardless of zone.
Wheelchair-accessible vans are available by request. All major credit cards are accepted.