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 26-mile line links Phoenix to the neighboring communities of Tempe and Mesa, and includes stops at attractions such as Phoenix Art Museum, the Heard Museum, Chase Field, Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center) and Tempe's Mill Avenue District.
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 28 stations along the line, and they are adorned with $6.2 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.
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.
Phoenix Transit Bus
For citywide and regional route information and schedules, call (602) 253-5000 or visit ValleyMetro.org.
You can also use NextRide for bus arrival times. Phone (602) 253-5000, say "next ride" and then say or enter the bus stop number. Or text 64274 and enter NXRD and the bus stop number. You'll receive a text message with the arrival time of the next bus.
Provides service for persons with disabilities.
Available seven days a week. Hours are 5 a.m.-10 p.m., daily.
To reserve your ride, call (602) 253-5000.
For more information on schedules and how to ride, check out ValleyMetro.org.