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Approximate Travel Distance
636 miles
Approximate Flight Duration
1 hour 10 min
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Transportation to Phoenix Airport from the City Center

Sky Harbor Intl Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located  5 km away.  The airport is easily accessible by taxi or airport shuttle services. For those who prefer public transportation, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is also accessible by bus or tram. Many hotels in the city offer their guests airport shuttle services to the airport. Renting a car from one of the many rental car companies located in the city center is another transportation alternative to get to the airport.

Bus

Taking the bus is a convenient method of transportation to get to the airport from the city center. The Valley Metro Bus Route 13 provides transportation directly to the airport, stopping at Terminal 2. Bus Route 1, Route 44 and Route 32 provide transportation to the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station, from there the PHX Sky Train provides transportation to the airport terminals, which are only minutes away. Bus tickets can be purchased from ticket machines or once you are on the bus. For more information about bus routes please visit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s website.

Rail

Another method of transportation to get to the airport is by rail. The Valley Metro Rail provides transportation to the PHX Sky Train at the 44th St/Washington stop. The PHX Sky Train then provides direct access to the airport terminals. For more detailed information about the rail routes and stops please visit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s website.

Taxi

For those who don’t want to take public transportation, taxis are the most convenient and comfortable options. Taking a taxi to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is easy and fast. It costs around 25 USD to get to the airport from the city center. Taxis are easily accessible from the city center or you can have the hotel you’re staying at call one for you. In most taxis you can pay the fare using a credit card.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another comfortable method of transportation to get to the airport. It is also a great way to get around in the city during your trip. There are several rental car companies located in the city. You can also ask your hotel to provide you with the contact information for these companies.

Shuttle Services

SuperShuttle provides convenient shuttle van services between the city and the airport 24 hours a day, every day of the week. From 9 am to 9 pm these shuttle van services run every 15 minutes yet after 9 pm they run less frequently. Shuttle service rates vary depending on your location in the city but generally range between 12 and 46 USD. You can pay in cash or with a credit card.

Hotel Shuttle Services

Many hotels located in Phoenix provide their guests with airport shuttle services. To take advantage of this service make sure to discuss it with the hotel you are staying at in advance; you will need to make a reservation and provide the hotel with some information at that time. Hotel shuttle services are an extremely practical and comfortable means of transportation but it can be a bit more expensive than taking a taxi.  

Airport Information

Located 5 km from the city center, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the primary airport serving Phoenix, Arizona and the largest airport in the state. The airport operates international and domestic flights out of 3 passenger terminals.  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport contains basic airport services aimed at meeting passengers’ needs as well as unique services that make the airport stand out even more. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport features a lost and found, free Wi-Fi throughout the terminals, smoking areas, ATMs, information counters, charging stations, children’s play areas lounges, as well as animal relief areas, nursing stations, self-guided tours, and museum exhibitions.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport contains a large number of stores where you can go shopping for a variety of items, from books to clothing, souvenirs and jewelry. There are also duty free shops located at each terminal, offering passengers affordable shopping opportunities. The airport also contains a rich selection of cafes, restaurants, and bars that offer different cuisines that appeal to all palettes.

Last Updated: December 01, 2016

Transportation to San Francisco City Center from Airport

San Francisco Intl Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located in San Francisco California, 21 km from the city center. The airport is a major transit center for passengers, particularly those traveling from Asia. San Francisco International is the second busiest airport in California and one of the first major airports to have an automated baggage system in place.  

San Francisco International Airport is an important hub for United Airlines and Virgin America. There are a variety of transportation alternatives available to get to the city center from the airport. You can get to various parts of the city from San Francisco International Airport by taxi, bus, train, rental car, and personal car.

Train

There are two rail systems that you can use to get to the city center from San Francisco International Airport. The first is the BART, a rapid-rail system. The BART station is located in the international terminal at the airport. The BART starts running in the early hours of the morning, providing easy and fast transportation between the airport and the northern and southern parts of the city.

The other rail system that you can use to get to the city center from SFO is the CalTrain. This train departs on the hour, every hour, every day of the week, until 10 pm. This train provides transportation between SFO and San Francisco and San Jose.

Taxi

One of the most convenient and fastest transportation alternatives to get to the city center from SFO is by taxi. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. A taxi from the airport to downtown San Francisco can cost between 42 and 62 dollars and takes about 20 minutes. Taxis are readily available at each terminal at the airport and depart from the taxi zones located on the arrivals/baggage claim level. For more information on taxi companies and their contact information please visit San Francisco International Airport’s website.

Bus

SamTrans buses provide transportation between San Francisco International Airport and the city center. These public buses are operated by San Mateo County and run between San Francisco International Airport and San Mateo and various parts of San Francisco. SamTrans lines KX, 292, 397, and 398 stop at the airport terminals. Buses stop at the arrivals and baggage claim level of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 and at Level 1 of the International Terminal.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another transportation alternative to get to the city center. There are many rental car companies that have offices at the airport. Renting a car is also a great way to get around the city during your trip. The AirTrain Blue Line provides access to the Rental Car Center from the airport terminals and it operates 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, National, Budget, Fox and Thrifty. If you are traveling between multiple places make sure to specify your vehicle pick up and drop off location.

Bike

San Francisco International Airport contains bike assembly stations and parking areas for those who are traveling with their bike or who want to leave their bike at the airport. The BART and SamTrans rapid rail systems provide passengers with bike/transit options and the airport features marked bicycle routes.

Last Updated: December 02, 2016
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