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Getting Around

Traveling By Air

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is served by 17 competitively priced carriers. The airport is located in the middle of Greater Phoenix, less than ten minutes from downtown, and within 20 miles of almost all of our towns and cities.

Convenient transportation to the airport comes by way of PHX Sky Train. This driverless people mover transports Valley Metro Light Rail passengers to the airport from the 44th Street/Washington Street station.

The smaller Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, located in the southeastern part of Greater Phoenix, offers non-stop passenger service to more than 30 U.S. cities.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: (602) 273-3300,

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport: (480) 988-7600,

Traveling By Land

Once you've landed, there are several ways to navigate the city, from rental cars to taxis to public transportation.

The Valley Metro Light Rail runs from central Phoenix, through downtown, to Tempe and Mesa in the east. Stations are close by and run right by some of the area’s top attractions, such as the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Science Center, Chase Field, Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center), Arizona State University and more.

A one-way pass on the light rail costs $2 or an all-day pass is $4, which can be purchased at the ticket vending machines at each station.

Amtrak's southern most route, Sunset Limited, also makes a stop in nearby Maricopa.