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Airports in Arizona

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Overview

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.

Location

The airport is situated three miles (5km) southeast of Phoenix.

Getting to the city

The PHX SkyTrain transports passengers between terminals, parking lots, and the 44th Street METRO Light Rail, from where it is possible to connect to the city centre, all free of charge. The Valley Metro system, consisting of the METRO Light Rail and a fleet of buses, charges a standard fare of $2 for an adult. Airport-to-door Supershuttle vans also travel to the Phoenix city centre; Supershuttle vans run every 15 minutes between 9am and 9pm daily, although service outside of these hours can easily be arranged. Many hotels and resorts provide a free pick-up service for their guests, and taxis and limousines are also available for hire at the airport.

Time

GMT -7.

Contacts

Tel: +1 602 273 3300.

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Tucson International Airport (TUS)

Overview

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.

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (12km) south of downtown Tucson.

Getting to the city

The Sun Tran bus company operates service into Tucson from the airport on routes 6 and 11. A standard Sun Tran bus fare is $1.50. Airport shuttles, taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT -7

Contacts

Tel: +1 520 573-8100; Fax: +1 609 771-0732; Email: flyttn@mercercounty.org

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Phoenix Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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