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Airports in Arizona
Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport is the gateway to the Sonoran desert with its hot, dry summers and mild winters. Downtown Phoenix is just three miles (5km) from the airport and has a number of museums, golf courses and sports attractions as well as an aquarium.
The airport is connected to Phoenix via a Metro line, but the city is far easier to navigate with your own wheels. Particularly during the peak summer months when the hot climate will make even the shortest walk seem tedious. The Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport has a selection of shops and restaurants as well as an art exhibit in each terminal.
The airport is situated 4 miles (6km) southeast of Phoenix.
Getting to the city
Public buses and airport-to-door Supershuttle vans all go to the city centre (Tel: (602) 244-9000). Vans run 9am to 9pm every 15 minutes although 24 hour service can be arranged. A free airport shuttle also connects passengers to and from the Metro light rail that connects to the city centre. Fares for the rail line or bus both cost US$1.25 (Tel: 602-253-5000). Many hotels and resorts provide a free pick-up service for their guests. Taxis and limousines are also available for hire; taxis should cost around $15 to downtown, and the trip takes 10 minutes (Tel: (602) 437-4000). There are a number of ground transportation companies that provide shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to other Arizona cities.
Tel: +1 602 273 3300.
Tucson International Airport is a short drive from downtown Tucson. The airport serves fewer than ten airlines. This means that the queues are shorter and general service levels are higher.
Tucson Airport is well connected to Tucson city and houses a
number of shops and restaurants to keep travellers entertained.
There is also an arts and culture programme, with a number of
Mexican-inspired pieces, located at the airport.
7005 S Plumer Avenue, Tucson
Getting to the city
There are taxis located on the commercial roadway on the lower level in front of the terminal. Rates are $2.25 per mile. The Sun Tran bus company has service into Tuscon from the airport. For schedules and fares, visit their website at http://suntran.com.
Tel: +1 520 573-8100; Fax: +1 609 771-0732; Email: email@example.com
Phoenix Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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