Transfer to/from - Phoenix airport (PHX)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Phoenix airport (PHX)


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
Phoenix airport (PHX)


Uber and Lyft pick passengers up between doors 2 and 4 of Terminal 3 and outside doors 1, 6 and 8 of Terminal 4.


Line 13 from Valley Metro (Tel +1 602 253 5000) runs from the operations building, to the west of Terminal 3, to the city centre along Buckeye Street, with a journey time of around 45 minutes and a fare of USD2.00. It operates Mondays through Fridays between 4:15 am and 11:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 5:15 am to 11:15 pm.

On the other hand, you can use the Sky Train service to reach the nearest station, where you can take bus 44 to Paradise Valley Mall Transit Center and Desert Ridge Marriott Resort.

There are also several private companies, such as Groome Transportation (Tel +1 800 888 2749) and Maricopa Shuttle (Tel +1 520 568 0123), that provide transportation to different locations, such as Anthem, Arizona City, Buckeye, Casa Grande, Chino Valley, Clarkdale, Dewey, Flagstaff, Florence, Grand Canyon, Jerome, Lake Havasu City, Prescott, Sedona, Spring Valley, Tucson, Welton and Wickenburg.


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The PHX Sky Train connects the airport with the Valley Metro train service (Tel +1 602 253 5000), which departs from the station on 44th Street to several destinations inside the city. Trains operate from 3:45 am to 1:35 am. They leave with a frequency of 12-20 minutes and tickets cost USD2.00. Stops include Dunlap, Glendale, Camelback, Central Station, Tempe Transportation Center, Sycamore and Mesa.


Cabs available around the clock outside gates 6 and 7 of the terminals. The fare to the city centre is USD17.00 and the trip takes 10-15 minutes. Official operators are VIP Taxi (Tel +1 602 300 3000), AAA/Yellow Cab (Tel +1 480 888 8888) and Mayflower Cab (Tel +1 602 955 1355).

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Latest updates: May 28, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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