Transfer to/from - Phoenix airport (PHX)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in 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: June 29, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will 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 greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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