How to Reach Phoenix - The Easiest Way to Reach Phoenix


  • By Air: You can take an airplane to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It is located southeast of downtown Phoenix. There are #13 and #40 buses available from the airport to the city. You can also hire a taxi from the Phoenix airport to get to the city centre.
  • By Car: From the north, you can drive through Interstate 17 to get to Phoenix. Alternatively, Interstate 10 can be taken if you’re coming from the south or west. From the east, you can drive down through US Route 60. Time for a road trip!
  • By Bus: There are several shuttle services to get to Phoenix. Continental Transportation and Arizona Shuttle offer a service from Tucson and Sky Harbor. Greyhound bus lines also runs through the area. Crucero USA and Autobus Americanos even offer a shuttle service to several part of Mexico.


  • By Car: This is the most convenient way to get around Phoenix. Car rental outlets offer great prices especially national chains.
  • By Light-Rail: If you are restricting your travelling to only Temple-Downtown Phoenix area, taking a light-rail called metro is the cheapest way to get around and you can even get an adult pass.
  • By Taxis: Taxis are easily available near light-rail stops but are an expensive option. Phoenix travel guide recommends avoiding the use of the taxi when on a budget trip.
  • By Bicycle: Phoenix has been ranked 15th most bicycle friendly city in the United States with a population more than 100,000 by the biking magazine. It’s always best to go with the healthier option!
  • By Bus: Valley metro provides the city with an extensive bus service and is an especially good idea if you’re not planning to travel to far-flung places.

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Modes of Transportation in Phoenix

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Phoenix. The most preferred mode of transport in Phoenix is Car.

Average distance: 24.57 km Average time: 31.23 min

  • Car 86.57%
    Driving 30.34 min Walking 0.03 min Overall average time for 26.66 kms 30.38 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 1.49%
    Bus 45 min Driving 25 min Overall average time for 30 kms 70 min
  • Walking 8.96%
    Walking 28.83 min Driving 4.17 min Overall average time for 3.46 kms 33 min

How to Reach Phoenix from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Glendale to Phoenix 12.7 km 12 mins
Tempe to Phoenix 14.95 km 14 mins
Maricopa to Phoenix 16.66 km 16 mins
Scottsdale to Phoenix 16.93 km 16 mins
Peoria to Phoenix 18.79 km 18 mins
Chandler to Phoenix 26.89 km 26 mins
Mesa to Phoenix 27.37 km 27 mins
Gilbert to Phoenix 32.29 km 32 mins
Surprise to Phoenix 36.29 km 36 mins
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