Phoenix Public Transportation
For more information on schedules and how to ride, check out valleymetro.org. Track buses and light rail services in real time by using Valley Metro's app, which can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play.
Valley Metro RailBack to Top of List
Need to get from the airport to your downtown hotel? It will cost you $2 if you take Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail system. The cost of an all-day pass is $4.
But getting from the airport to downtown affordably is just one of 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, Footprint Center and Tempe's Mill Avenue.
Valley Metro Rail trains are quiet, air-conditioned and operate 18-22 hours per day, seven days a week — with average station wait times between 12 and 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.
Convenient transportation to the airport comes by way of PHX Sky Train. This driverless people mover transports Valley Metro Rail passengers to the airport from the 44th Street/Washington Street station.
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- 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 22966 and enter NXRD and the bus stop number. You'll receive a text message with the arrival time of the next bus.
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You can now scoot your way through downtown Phoenix. There are a few differences with downtown Phoenix's program compared to other cities and their scooter programs:
Scooters must be parked in one of the designated parking zones, which are sectioned off with white poles.
Riding on sidewalks is prohibited.
There are several no-ride zones, including public parks and arenas.
These scooters are also available in Tempe and Scottsdale.
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Visiting Phoenix with no car but still want to explore the surrounding Sonoran Desert? Let someone else do the driving. Or flying. Or rafting.
Explore the desert by jeep, ATV, horseback, hot air balloon, river rafting, and more with an experienced guide from a local tour company.
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Convention delegates attending an event at the Phoenix Convention Center will find themselves just steps away from dozens of restaurants, bars, cultural attractions and hotels.
Local companies offer educational walking and biking tours of downtown's historic and cultural highlights; check with the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors about a custom tour.
Not up for walking or biking? Ride-hailing services such as Lyft, Uber and zTrip operate throughout Greater Phoenix.