Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, located in the legendary metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. Phoenix offers a unique mix of extraordinary desert scenery, luxurious spa resorts, historical venues and cultural attractions. Among the must-see locations are the South Mountain Park, Papago Park and Camelback Mountain, while in Downtown Phoenix – museums such as the Arizona Capitol Museum, Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum.
Summers in Phoenix are hot, so the high season is from December to May when the weather is warm and dry. Most famous local events include the Arizona State Fair, the Arizona National Livestock Show and the Phoenix Open Professional golf tournament.
Public transport options in Phoenix
Phoenix is a city where it is easy to get around by different types of public transportation. The regional transit system, Valley Metro, provides commuter bus, metro rail and local shuttle services.
Several bus routes operate every 30 minutes during weekdays, and with a reduced frequency during weekends. Trains serve Downtown Phoenix, nearby cities of Mesa and Tampa, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, passing by the most famous sports venues. The railway service is available every 15 minutes from 5:00 to 20:00, and every 20 minutes from 20:00 to 4:00.
Renting a car is another way to explore Phoenix. Parking is available in lots, garages and street meter spots on several locations in downtown Phoenix. You can book the service online or rent a car at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Phoenix taxi service is a fast way to get around the city. You can find a taxi almost anywhere in Phoenix. Taxi stands are available near major hotels and attractions, or you can hail one on the street.
Getting to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is the largest in Arizona State and one of the busiest in the USA. It is in Maricopa County, around 5 km southeast from Downtown Phoenix. Phoenix International connects with the city centre and the surrounding areas by Valley Metro buses, trains, intercity shuttle buses, as well as car rental and Phoenix airport taxi service.
Bus route 13 stops at Terminal 2, while bus route 44 runs from Phoenix International to the Phoenix Sky Train station. The free PHX Sky Train allows fast transfer from the Phoenix International to Phoenix city centre, Mesa and Tempe. If you do not prefer public transportation, taxis and car rental are available.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) is another international airport that serves Phoenix. It is located in southeast Mesa, around 30 km from Phoenix city centre. Airport transfer options include public transportation, airport taxis and car rental.
Organise a private airport transfer
For a direct transfer to your accommodation in a private vehicle, we suggest booking a private Phoenix airport transfer with us. We organise transfers from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA) to Phoenix city centre, as well as to nearby cities such as Tempe Mesa, Scottsdale and many more.
You will have the option of customising the service according to your preferences and receive an all-inclusive service including direct transfer to your location in a comfortable vehicle, “Meet and Greet”, flight monitoring and free waiting time. You can book in advance, get an instant quote online and pay the service by credit card or in cash to the driver. The cost of the private airport taxi is per vehicle and fixed. The price for a private taxi from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) to Phoenix starts from 72 USD (one way), while the taxi fare from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA) to Phoenix is 127 USD (one way).
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