Getting Around Phoenix

For those people looking to come into Phoenix, AZ, the most efficient way of getting into the city is to fly. Phoenix is the home to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. The airport typically serves around 40 million passengers each year. Travelers can fly directly from all major cities in the western United States, and many other major cities that are located along the Atlantic coast. Many passengers from around the country also use the Phoenix airport to connect to Hawaii and Mexico.

Another option for people coming into Phoenix is to drive. Phoenix is located near several major interstates including I-17, I-10, and I-8. Those from a variety of other cities can get to Phoenix within a reasonable amount of time. Driving to Los Angeles and San Diego takes between 5 and 6 hours. Getting to and from Tucson, AZ takes around 2 hours and getting to Las Vegas, NV typically takes around 5 hours.

Once you have arrived in Phoenix, there are a few different transportation options for getting around. One option is to utilize the Metro Light Rail train system. The light rail train system consists of one train line, which connects people throughout Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe. The rail line is a popular option for people commuting into downtown Phoenix. The rail line runs for about 20 miles and has close to 30 different stops on it. Each day, around 40,000 passengers use the rail line system.

Beyond the light rail system, another common public transportation option is to use the Valley Metro Bus service. This bus service serves the entire Phoenix area as well as several surrounding communities. It has a far more expansive service area than the light rail system as it has a total of 101 different bus routes and a fleet of over 1,200 buses. The bus service typically serves over 1 million passengers each week.

The fifth transportation option in Phoenix is to take advantage of the government-sponsored Rideshare program. This program is designed to encourage car-pooling, which will reduce traffic and pollution. It helps connect people together that live and work in the same area. All employers in the area that have 50 or more employees are required to attempt to participate in the program.