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Getting to the City Center from Sky Harbor Intl Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located in very close proximity to the city center, only 5 km away. The airport is the primary commercial airport serving the Phoenix metropolitan area and the largest airport in the state of Arizona. In 2015 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport handled over 44 million passengers. You can easily get to the city center from the airport by taxi or airport shuttle services. For those who prefer public transportation, you can take a bus or tram to the city center from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The city of Phoenix has a very advance public transportation system with over 100 bus routes that operate throughout the city. Many hotels in the city offer their guests airport shuttle services to and from the airport. Renting a car from one of the rental car companies located at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is another transportation alternative to get to the city center.

Bus

Taking the bus to the city center from the airport is a very easy transportation alternative. The Valley Metro Bus Route 13 provides transportation to the city center, departing from Terminal 2. Bus Route 1, Route 44 and Route 32 provide transportation to the city, departing at the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station. Passengers can access that station, which is only minutes away, by using the PHX Sky Train from the terminals. 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 city center is by rail. The Valley Metro Rail departs from the 44th St/Washington PHX Sky Train Station. Passengers can get to the 44th St/Washington stop by using the PHX Sky Train from 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, the most convenient way to get to the city center is by taxi. Taxis are readily available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Taxis are located outside door #8 at Terminal 2, outside door #7 and door #6 at Terminal 3, and outside door #7 and door #6 at Terminal 4. Taxi fares vary depending on your final destination in the city. You can pay the fare using a credit card in most taxis. For more information on taxi companies and rates please visit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s website.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another convenient method of transportation to get to the city center from the airport. Renting a car is also a great option for getting around in the city during your trip. Rental car companies are located at the Rental Car Center. We recommend making a reservation for your rental car vehicle before hand. The Rental Car Center is accessible using the Rental Car Shuttles that depart curbside at the baggage claim level of each terminal. There are 14 rental car companies located at the airport, including Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Payless, Silvercar, and Sixt.

Shuttle Services

SuperShuttle provides convenient shuttle van services between the airport and the city 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 destination in the city but generally range between 12 and 46 USD. You can pay in cash or with a credit card. These shuttle vans are accessible curbside at each terminal.

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. 

Last Updated: December 01, 2016
Getting to Sky Harbor Intl Airport from the City Center

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
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