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Phoenix - Williams Gateway (AZA):
Location: 
19 km/12 Miles SE of Mesa & 42 km/26 miles ESE of Downtown Phoenix.
Airport Overview:
One single, basic terminal all on one level, divided into departures and arrivals sides.


By Taxi:
General: Taxis wait right outside arrivals.
Meter Rates: Flag drop $2.50, then $2 for each extra mile. Waiting time $28 per hour.
Taxi Companies: Call King Cab & Shuttle on (480) 981 0999. AAA Cab (602) 437 4000, Adelean Limo (602) 690 4745, Checker Cab (602) 257 1818, Courier Cab (602) 232 2222, Discount Cab (602) 200 2000, Execu-Car 1 800 410 4444, Fiesta Cab (602) 253-7777, Neal's Cab (480) 835 0555, Sedan Express (480) 557 7000, TLC Taxi (623) 937 2227, VIP Taxi (480) 833 8333 & Yellow Cab (602) 252 5252 or (480) 888 8888.

By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus: Valley Metro Bus #184 has a stop near the airport. Exit arrivals and turn right. Route: The bus travels north up Power Rd via Superstition Springs Transit Center. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 30 mins 0430-2100. Weekends every hour 0511-2012. Cost: One ride $1.75, all day pass $3.50. For further information see here.
By Shuttle Van: 
Shuttlefare: On-line shuttle van reservations to and from this airport. Click here to make a reservation.
Arizona Value Shuttle: Operates on demand shuttles to and from the airport to Gold Canyon, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Mesa, Sun Lakes, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert & Queen Valley. Contact: Tel (480) 892-1383, (480) 982 8551 or toll free at 1 866 269-2693.
Super Shuttle: Operates all over Phoenix area. All trips to and from this airport must be reserved and pre-paid. Contact: Tel 1-800-BLUEVAN or 1 (800) 258 3826.
The Wagon: Contact: Tel (480) 840 9246.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: ALAMO/National, Enterprise (480) 279 2341 & HERTZ (480) 279 3378, have desks in the arrivals side of the passenger terminal.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire. Fox Rent A Car.

Car Parking:
Express Lot: Hourly parking is right in front of the terminal building. Cost: First 30 mins free, each subsequent 30 mins $1. Daily max $18.
Long Stay: Longer term parking (Terminal Lot) is a 3 minute walk from the terminal: exit arrivals and turn left.Cost: First 30 mins free, each subsequent 30 mins $1. Daily max $6.

Notes: This airport is used mostly for general aviation, however, recently, some smaller airlines including Allegiant, have begun air services here. Free wifi internet in the passenger terminal. This airport is the former Williams Gateway Airport. There is an ATM/Cash Machine is the departure area.
Airport Hotels: None at the airpoort, but Hampton Inn & Suites is not far away. Tel (480) 543 1500.
Airport Website: www.phxmesagateway.org/.
Airport Tel No:
 +1 (480) 988 7600.
Updated Aug11. Last Visit Jun11.
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Phoenix - Deer Valley (DVT):
Location:
26 km/16 Miles N of downtown Phoenix & 25 km/15 Miles NNW of Scottsdale. Airport Address: 702 W Deer Valley Dr.
By Taxi:
Paul's Taxi (602) 684-4220.
Notes:
This airport is used mostly for general aviation, however, recently, some smaller airlines have begun services here.
Airport Tel No:
+1 (623) 869 0975.
Updated Apr10 www. [back].[top]

Mesa - Falcon Field (FFZ):
Location: 
9 km/6 Miles ENE of Mesa & 32 km/20 miles E of Downtown Phoenix.
By Taxi: 
To Mesa Hilton Hotel $20/20 mins. Call King Cab & Shuttle on (480) 981 0999.

Rental Cars:
HERTZ available in the Falcon Executive Aviation building. ALAMO is nearby at 4610 E Fighter Aces Dr.
Notes:
This airport is used mostly for general aviation, however, recently, some smaller airlines have begun services here.

Airport Website:
www.mesaaz.gov/falcon_field/
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Airport Tel No: +1 (480) 644 2444.
Updated Aug11.
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Phoenix - Sky Harbor (PHX):
Location: 7 km/4 Miles SE of the City Centre.
Airport Overview:
3 terminals: Terminal 4 is the largest, and on several levels. Terminals 2 & 3 are much smaller and on a single level. Terminal 1 seems to be missing!


Transfer between terminals:
On Foot: It is not too far to walk between terminals 2 & 3. There is a corridor in Terminal 3, next to JetBlue check in which leads to terminal 2. takes ~10 mins. The route is not air-conditioned, and so may become extremely hot in summer. To get to or from Terminal 4, the bus is better.
By Bus: The 3 terminals - 2, 3 & 4 are connected by free shuttle buses. The buses are silver and marked: TERMINALS - PARKING LOTS. They run every 10 mins during the day and every 17 mins in the middle of the night. At Terminal 4, the shuttles leave from level 2, door 22. At Terminal 3, they leave from the South curb/kerb on the ground level. Transfer Times by Bus: T4-T3 4 mins. T2-T3 3 mins. T2-T4 5 mins.

Airline Locations:
Terminal 2: Horizon, Alaska, Continental, Great Lakes & United.
Terminal 3: Air Tran, American, Delta, Delta Connection, Frontier, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Midwest, Northwest/KLM & Sun Country.
Terminal 4: Aeromexico, Air Canada, British Airways, Southwest, US Airways & WestJet.

By Taxi:
General: 3 taxi companies serve the airport. There are no extra charges for more than 1 in the party or for baggage. You may choose any taxi from the waiting line. At Terminal 4, taxis wait on Level 1, North Side. At Terminal 2, to find the taxis, exit baggage claim and turn right. At terminal 3 they wait on the ground level, North side.
The 3 companies are: AAA Cab (602) 437 4000, Allstate (602) 329 1017 or (602) 275 8888 and Discount (602) 266 1110 or (602) 200 2000. 
Approx Fares: To downtown Phoenix $15-18/.10-15 mins. To Mesa $27/25 mins. To Sedona $155/2 hrs.
Meter Rates: First Mile $5, Additional Miles $2.10, Airport Surcharge $1, Traffic delay per hour $21. Minimum trip from the airport $15 (plus the $1 surcharge of course!).
Critique Transportation: Provides sedans and vans for private transfer to and from Phoenix Airport. Cost: ~$2 per mile. Contact: tel (602) 576 3459.
Other local Taxi Companies: Paul's Taxi (602) 684-4220.
Holiday Taxis.com: Click here to find a locally based taxi, limo or shuttle bus company.

By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.
Skyline Limousine Services of Phoenix: Quality luxury sedans, suv's, Buses & limousines to all points of the valley. Contact: Tel (602) 541 8406 or toll free 1-877-6-SkyCar.

By Bus:
General: Phoenix Transit Bus provides lift-equipped transport to and from the airport and throughout the Phoenix area. For city-wide route info and schedules call 253-5000, pick up a copy of the Bus Book available at the Info Desk in any terminal, or go to www.valleymetro.org. The following buses serve the airport:
Bus stop locations: At Terminal 4, to find the bus stop, exit Level 1 (lowest level) on the south side. Turn right and the bus stop is at the end of the terminal. Schedules are posted. At terminal 3, the city bus stop is on the ground level, south curb/kerb. In September 2009, I was unable to find the city bus stop at terminal 2.
Bus #13 West along Buckeye: Route: Airport Terminal 4 - Airport Terminal 3 - Buckeye/24th St - Buckeye/16th St - Mohave/Central - Buckeye/Central - Buckeye/19th Ave - Buckeye/43rd Ave - Buckeye/67th Ave. Timings: Buses depart the airport Mon-Fri every 30-35 mins 0519-2104. Weekends every hour 0601-2001. Cost: Single trip $1.75. All day pass $3.50. Contact: For more info Tel (602) 253 4000.
Bus #15 to Metrolink Center & Downtown: Route: Metrocenter Transit Center - 19th Ave/Dunlap Ave, Glendale/19th Ave - Camelback Rd/Central - Thomas/Central Ave - 1st Ave/Van Buren - Downtown Phoenix - Central Station - Jefferson/16th Ave - Airport Terminal 3 - Airport Terminal 4. Timings: Buses depart the airport Mon-Fri every 30-35 mins 0510-2135. Weekends every hour 0520-2020. Travel Time: To Downtown Phoenix ~20 mins. To Metrocenter 1:15. Cost: Single trip $1.75. All day pass $3.50. Contact: For more info Tel (602) 253 4000.
Bus #40 East to Tempe & Mesa: Route: Airport Terminal 4 - Airport Terminal 3 - University Dr - Apache Blvd - Downtown Tempe - Main St - Sycamore/Main St Transit Center - Power Rd - Superstition Springs Shopping/Transit Center. Timings: Buses depart the airport Mon-Fri at 0352, 0422 & 0452 (terminating at Main/Sycamore). Thereafter bus run every 30 mins 0452-2022. Later buses again terminate at Main/Sycamore. The last bus leaves the airport at 2352. Weekends at 0407 & 0437 (terminating at Main/Sycamore). Thereafter bus run every 30 mins 0507-2107. Later buses again terminate at Main/Sycamore. The last bus leaves the airport at 2337.  Travel Time: To Superstition Springs Mall 1:30. Cost: Single trip $1.75. All day pass $3.50. Contact: For more info Tel (602) 253 4000.

By Shuttle Van:
General: At Terminal 4, shuttles stop on level 1. At terminal 2, exit baggage claim and cross one road to find the stop.
Shuttlefare: On-line shuttle van reservations to and from this airport. Click here to make a reservation.
Ace-Xpress: Run shuttles from the airport to Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Jerome, Lake Montezuma, Oak Creek Canyon, Rim Rock & Sedona. Cost: To Sedona Adult One Way $47, Adult Round Trip $78. Contact: (800) 336 2239 or (928) 639 3357. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Anytime Airporter Express: Run shuttles from the airport to Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Jerome, Lake Montezuma, Oak Creek Canyon, Rim Rock & Sedona. Contact: (928) 284 4065.
Arizona Shuttle to Tucson: Operates shuttles to Tucson. Route: Phoenix Arport - Tucson (Orange Grove Rd - University - Speedway). Timings: Shuttles leave the airport daily 0630-2330. Takes ~2 hrs. Cost: From $39 one way. Contact: (800) 888 2749 or (520) 795 6771.
Bison Express Shuttle to Yuma: Run shuttles from the airport (all 3 terminals) to Yuma (Chevron station, 592 E 16th St). Timings: Buses leave the airport at 1030 (Mon-Fri only), 1330 (daily) & 1730 (Mon-Fri only). Buses leave Yuma at 0445 (Mon-Fri only), 0745 (daily) & 1145 (Mon-Fri only). Travel Time: To Yuma 3:30. Cost: Adult one way $62, round trip $102. Child (6-12) $37 one way, $52 round trip. Contact: (866) 876 4615 or (928) 345 4615. Reservations needed going to the airport.
Desert Breeze Shuttle: Run shuttles from the airport to Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Scottsdale. Contact: (623) 465 3232.
Extra Mile Express: Run shuttles from the airport to Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Oak Creek Canyon, Rim Rock  Sedona. Cost: Adult One Way $55, Adult Round Trip $98, Child under 11 half-fare. Contact: (866) 356 3987 or (928) 649 9506.
J&M Shuttle: Run shuttles from the airport to Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Maricopa & Stanfield. Contact: Tel (520) 426-3937 or (888) 344-3937.
Open Road Tours to Camp Verde & Flagstaff: Run shuttles from the airport to Camp Verde & Flagstaff Amtrak Station under the name: Phoenix/Flagstaff Airport Shuttle. Reservatuions are required. Route: Airport - Phoenix Metro Center Transit Center - Cordes Junction (Chevron Station) - Camp Verde (Burger King) - Flagstaff (Amtrak station). Timings: Shuttles leave the airport daily at 0930, 1130, 1430, 1630 & 1930. Buses leave Flagstaff daily at 0430, 0730, 0945, 1230 & 1530. Buses leave camp Verde 1 hour later. Travel Time: To Camp Verde 2 hrs. To Flagstaff 3 hrs. Cost: To Camp Verde Adult one way $33, round trip $62. To Flagstaff Adult one way $42, round trip $76. Contact: (877) 226 8060.
Pinal Connections: Run shuttles from the airport to Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence & Toltec. Contact: (800) 427-1271.
Prescott Transit Airport Shuttle to Prescott: Run shuttles from the airport to Prescott. Route: Phoenix Greyhound bus station - Phoenix Airport (all 3 terminals) - Prescott Greyhound bus stop. Timings: Shuttles leave the airport daily every hour 0630-2030 & 2230. Shuttles leave Prescott daily every hour 0400-1800 & 2000. Travel Time: To Prescott 2 hrs. Cost: Adult $28 one way. Children (3-15) $15 one way. Contact: (800) 445 7978 or (928) 445 5470.
Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle: Route: Airport (baggage reclaim) - Camp Verde (1:45), Cottonwood (2:10) - West Sedona Sedona (the Super 8 Motel near the Kokopelli Suites) - Oak Creek (2 hrs 45). Timings: Shuttles depart Phoenix Airport for Sedona at 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1600, 1800 & 2000. Arrival 2:30 later. Shuttles leave Sedona for PHX airport 0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1600. Arrival at the airport 2 hrs 30 later. Cost: $85 round trip, $45 one way cash only. Contact: Phone (928) 282 2066 or 1 800 448 7988.
Super Shuttle: Operates all over the city. Shuttles stop on level 1 of terminal 4 and outside the other terminals. Typical fares: Downtown Phoenix $12-13. They also serve Carefree-Cave Creek, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe and Sun City. On my last visit in September 2009, I found the staff there unhelpful, and could not prise the fare information from them. Contact: Tel (602) 244 9000.
Shuttle-U: Run shuttles from the airport to Black Canyon City, Cordez Junction, Dewey, Mayer, Pioneer Park, Prescott & Prescott Valley. Timings: Shuttles leave the airport hourly 0730-2130 every day. Takes ~2 hrs 15. Cost: Adult One Way $31, Adult Round Trip $52, Child 3 and under: Free. Contact: (928) 442 1000.
Timberline VIP: Run shuttles from the airport to Greer, Heber, Payson, Pine, Pinetop, Show Low & Springerville. Contact: (866) 628 2020.
Hotel Shuttle Buses: Several airport area and city hotels run free shuttles for guests. These generally pick up outside baggage claim. In Terminal 3, they pick up on the ground level, North side.

By Train:
Phoenix Light Rail: The new Valley Metro Light Rail system passses close to the airport. See diagram. See System Map.
Getting to the Station: It is connected by a free shuttle bus to Sky Harborís terminals from the light rail transfer station on the southwest corner of 44th Street and Washington. The buses to and from 44th Street and Washington run during the same hours as METRO light rail, have space for luggage like Sky Harborís Rental Car Center buses and stop at each airport terminal every 10-12 minutes. At terminal 4, the shuttle can be found on Level 1 North side. The Metro rail shuttles are silver.
Route: The Metro rail system consists of a single line from Mesa in the east, past the airport, downtown Phoenix, to NW Phoenix (Montobello/19th Ave). Route Details: Sycamore/Main Street station, Mesa - West on Main Street in Mesa - West on Apache Boulevard - Northwest on Terrace Road to University - Northwest along Veteran's Way to Mill Avenue - West along Third Street - North across Tempe Town Lake Bridge - West on Washington Street - North on Central Avenue - West on Camelback Road - North on 19th Avenue - Montebello/19th Avenue station.
Timings: Trains run Mon-Fri every 10-20 mins, roughly 0355-0049. Saturday every 10 mins 0415-0347. Sunday every 20 mins 0415-1247. See Online Schedule.
Cost: $1.75 per journey.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: ADVANTAGE (602) 244 0450, ALAMO, AVIS (602) 244 0897,  Budget, Dollar, Enterprise (602) 225 0588, E-Z (602) 273 1177, Fox (602) 252 4399, HERTZ (602) 267 8822, National (602) 275 4771, PAYLESS (602) 681 9589 & Thrifty (602) 244 0311.
The new, ultra-modern Rental Car Center is now open. All airport rental car companies, their rental counters, and vehicles are located here. On arrival at the airport, proceed to the airport curb at the baggage claim level. Look for the Rental Car Shuttle pick up area, which takes passengers to the Rental Car Center. Rental car counters are no longer located in the terminals. All rental car companies use a common, multi-colored Rental Car Shuttle bus.
Off-Airport Rental Car Providers: Beverly Hills (602) 258 1889 & Phoenix Rent a Car 1 800 347 4030.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire. Fox Rent A Car.

Car Parking:
Terminal 2: Each 20 mins $1. Daily Maximum (Upper Level Economy Parking) $8. Daily Maximum (Lower Level Garage Parking) $20.
Terminal 3 or 4: Each 20 mins $1. Daily Maximum $20.
West Economy Parking: Also known as the Jackrabbit Lot. Each 20 mins $1. Daily Maximum $8.
East Economy Lot & Garage: Also known as the Gecko & Roadrunner Garages. Each 20 mins $1. Daily Maximum (surface lot) $8. Daily Maximum (garage) $10.
Parking Shuttle Buses: Car parking shuttle buses stop near baggage claim areas of each terminal. There are 3 routes. One serves the West Economy Parking Garage (Jackrabbit) and all airport terminals, the other 2 serve the East Economy Parking Garage (Gecko & Roadrunner) and all airport terminals. The Buses are silver and are marked as either the East or the West route. If you are transferring between terminals, take either bus, but if you are going to an economy parking lot, you must use the bus that services that lot. Buses run every 10 mins during the day and every 17 mins in the middle of the night.
Pre Flight Parking: Operates from a remote parking lot at 44 N 44th St, via shuttle buses. Contact: Tel (602) 267 0166.
Cell Phone Lot: This airport has a Cell Phone Lot, where drivers can park for free awaiting a call from their arriving passengers. There is one next to the West Economy/Jackrabbit garage. There is another just east of terminal 4.

Baggage Storage: There is no luggage storage at this airport, despite it being advertised in the airport directory.
Money Services:
ATMs/Cash machines throughout the terminals. In Terminal 4 they are on Level 2 near the check in desks. In Terminal 3 there is one on the ground level.
Notes:
Baggage carts available to rent for $4.
Airport Hotels:
There are many airport hotels near the airport, most with free shuttles for guests: Quality Inn (480) 967 3000. Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport (602) 273 7778. Holiday Inn Express, Econolodge, Hilton Phoenix Airport, Marriott Phoenix Airport.
Airport Website:
http://phoenix.gov/AVIATION.
Airport Tel No: +1 (602) 273 3300.
Updated Sep12. Last Visit Jun11. [back].[top]

Scottsdale (SCF):
Location:
11 km/7 Miles N of Scottsdale & 24 km/15 Miles NE of Phoenix City Center.
Airport Overview:
A small airport terminal building with very basic facilities.
By Taxi:
Paul's Taxi (602) 684-4220.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.
Transtyle: Operate towncars, limos & buses on demand. Tel 1 800 410 5479.

By Bus: Valley Metro Bus #72 stops very close to the airport terminal, across from the Thunderbird Suites Hotel. Route: Runs from close to the airport, southbound along Scottsdale Rd to downtown Tempe & then further S on McClintock Drive to Chandler Fashion Center. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 20-30 mins 0424-2326. Saturdays every 30 mins 0411-2341. Sundays every 30 mins 0411-2141.  Cost: One ride $1.75, all day pass $3.50. For further information see here.
Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers:  ALAMO/National HERTZ have desks in the terminal.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire. Fox Rent A Car.

Car Parking: Free parking right outside the terminal building.
Airport Hotels: The Thunderbird Suites Hotel
(480) 951 4000, is opposite the terminal. Fairfield Inn, 1 800 228 2800, is 1 mile from the airport.
Airport Tel No:
+1 (480) 312 2321.

Updated Aug11. Last Visit Jun11.
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