Arizona Travel

Air and Ground Transportation Guide
Arizona TransportationThe Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas are served by public bus transit systems. Greyhound Lines serves Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma, and several smaller communities statewide. A light rail system, called Valley Metro Light Rail, has recently been completed in Phoenix; it connects Central Phoenix with the nearby cities of Mesa and Tempe. See Arizona Guide for more ways to get around in scenic Arizona.

Major Airlines

Airlines and AirportsSky Harbor is the primary regional hub and gateway for Mexican and Hawaiian departures for Tempe-based US Airways and is a focus city for Southwest Airlines. US Airways is the airport’s largest carrier.


Discount Travel Links

Phoenix Metro Airports

Sky Harbor is the primary regional hub and gateway for Mexican and Hawaiian departures for Tempe-based US Airways and is a focus city for Southwest Airlines. US Airways is the airport’s largest carrier. Airports in the Phoenix metro area include:

City / Map
State
Airport / Website
Code
Arizona
MSC

Note: Click on the city name for a map of the airport, or click the airport name for additional flight information.
More Airports

Airport Transportation

For Taxi Service To the Airport:  Taxi and Shuttle service from anywhere in the valley.

For Taxi Service From the Airport: Taxi terminal access is as follows: Terminal 2: East of the North curb, outside door # 8. Terminal 3: North curbside, outside door # 7 and Terminal 4: Level 1, North curbside, outside door # 7.  Authorized airport transportation from the airport includes:

Rental Cars

Alamo Rental
800-462-5266
 Website 
 Reviews 

Avis Rent-A-Car
800-230-4898
 Website 
 Reviews 

Budget Rental
800-527-0700
 Website 
 Reviews 

Dollar Rental
800-800-4000
 Website 
 Reviews 

Enterprise
877-881-5500
 Website 
 Reviews 

Hertz Rental
800-654-3131
 Website 
 Reviews 

National Car
800-227-7368
 Website 
 Reviews 

Thrifty Rental
800-847-4389
 Website 
 Reviews 

By Rail

AmtrakAmtrak trains arrive and depart from the Station Building at 3400 East Sky Harbor Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona, in the heart of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day on 21,200 miles of track at speeds up to 150 mph, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces.

Phoenix Metro Transportation

Metro RailPublic transportation in Phoenix, Arizona consists primarily of buses, a 20-mile (32 km) light rail system and minor additional services. Public transport in the Greater Metro Phoenix Area exists in a number of modes: local, express and RAPID commuter buses; dial-a-ride; vanpool service; an online carpool-matching system and METRO light rail.

By Bus

Metro BusThe main Greyhound Bus Station is at 630 W. Harrison St., within walking distance of the central downtown area. Greyhound also has stations at the CTA Red Line stop at 95th Street and at the CTA Blue Line stop at Cumberland Avenue. Some regional bus companies also depart from Union Station, 225 S. Canal St., on the western edge of downtown. Contact Greyhound at (800) 440-7712 for additional routes and services.

Taxi Cabs

The Phoenix metro area provides a diverse variety of taxi companies. Some, however, provide dirty or unsafe cars, or have so few vehicles, that the waiting time can be hours rather than minutes.

Discount CabDiscount Cab is the leading private transportation company in the Southwest and now operates the largest fleet of hybrid taxi vehicles in North America. With operations throughout Arizona and the Southwest, Discount Cab is uniquely positioned to serve your transportation needs safely and with prompt response times. See Taxi Fare Finder for estimated rates.

Limousines

LimousinesThere are a variety of stretch limousines and sedans available throughout Arizona. Below are a few of the more popular companies in the Phoenix metro area.

Dan Limousine

By Car

Driving in ArizonaDriving in Arizona is no different than driving in any other state. Be sure to wear your seatbelt and follow the traffic signs. Traveling in Arizona is as easy as calling 511.

Get the latest information on Road conditions, public transit services, major airports, tourism, including State and National Park information, and weather conditions.
This free service is offered 24/7 by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), who remind you to buckle up and drive safely. Within Arizona, dial 511. Outside Arizona, dial direct (602) 523-0244, or toll-free (888) 411-ROAD (7623). Thanks to a partnership between ADOT, the Arizona Office of Tourism, the U.S. Park Service, and Arizona State Parks, the 5-1-1 system includes information on 52 state and national parks in the Grand Canyon state. For more information, visit AZ511.gov .

 Other Modes of Transportation 

Arizona Road Map

Interactive Map – You can zoom the map in or out using the +/- boxes in the left corner or left-click and slide the range of the map. Click “View Larger Map” at bottom for more information.


View Larger Map