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About Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

The largest airport in Arizona, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located in central Phoenix and operates both domestic and international routes. Our Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport guide includes information on terminal facilities, options on how to get to and from the airport and accommodation options nearby.

Airport news:

The first phase of the construction of the automated Sky Train system was completed in 2013. The system provides a link from Terminal 4 to the Valley Metro light rail system that operates to the city centre – further connections to Terminals 2 and 3, plus the Rental Car Centre, will be completed by 2020.


Information desks are located throughout the terminals, including a Travellers Aid desk (tel: (602) 244 1346), which operates within the chapel on level 3 of Terminal 4. There are also many 'navigator volunteers', who can help with directions and other information.


Driving directions:

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located off Interstate 10, which runs from west to east through Phoenix. Follow the route until exit 149, where drivers should turn onto Sky Harbor Boulevard, which connects to the airport. Interstate 17 and SR202 link to Interstate 10 from the west and north respectively. Alternative routes from Downtown include the eastbound Jefferson Street and Buckeye Boulevard – the former links to Sky Harbor Boulevard via Interstate 10, while the latter leads directly to the airport.

Transfer between terminals:

Shuttle buses run continuously between the terminals and West Economy Parking. The Sky Train links Terminal 4 to the economy parking area and the metro station.

Airport Info

Suite 3300
3400 East Sky Harbor Boulevard

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located in the centre of Phoenix.

No. of terminals:

(602) 273 3300.

Time Zone:
Mountain Standard Time
GMT -0700

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Valley Metro ( runs wheelchair-accessible buses (bus 13) to central Phoenix and surrounding areas. A single fare costs US$2. Several intercity bus and coach companies operate from the airport.

Shuttle:SuperShuttle (tel: (602) 244 9000; operates services to various Phoenix destinations, 24 hours a day.

Taxi:Taxis and limousines are available outside the terminals. Taxi companies include Apache Taxi (tel: (480) 557 7000;, AAA/Yellow Cab (tel: (480) 888 8888; and Mayflower Cab (tel: (602) 955 1355; All cabs charge a minimum US$15 fare.

Public transport rail:

Light rail:The free Sky Train links Terminal 4 to the Valley Metro light rail system (tel: (602) 253 5000 or TTY (602) 251 2039;, which operates from 44th Street/Washington, just north of the airport site. A free airport shuttle bus also connects the terminals to the station. Local fares on the metro are priced at US$2 for a single ticket.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are located in each terminal. Bureau de change services are offered in Terminal 4.


There are restaurants, bars and cafés located in all terminals. These include a pizza outlet in Terminal 2, a tequila bar in Terminal 3 and a large choice of snack bars and sit-down eateries in Terminal 4.


There are many shops at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, offering everything from gifts and local crafts to magazines and books. Duty-free shopping can be found in Terminal 4, which has the largest selection of retailers.


A lost property office is situated between Terminals 2 and 3 (tel: (602) 273 3333).


Other facilities at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport include pet relief areas, shoeshine stands, an interfaith chapel and a museum and gallery with more than 500 works of art. Medical facilities, including defibrillators and a first-aid office, are on hand for emergencies.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Fax and photocopying services are available from the information counters in the terminals. There are no meeting rooms or secretarial services at the airport, but the nearby Hilton Phoenix Airport (tel: (480) 894 1600; has a 24-hour business centre, wireless internet access and meeting rooms (including a ballroom that can accommodate 500 delegates). The Phoenix Convention Centre (tel: (602) 262 6225; is also a short distance from the airport.

Communication Facilities:

Public telephones and free wireless internet access are available throughout the airport.

Disabled facilities:

Facilities for the disabled include lifts, wheelchair-accessible telephones, dedicated toilets, lowered ATMs and TDD and amplified phones. Hand-controlled hire cars can be provided with advance notice by Avis, Budget, Hertz and National. Disabled parking spaces are reserved for badge holders in all car parks; the shuttles to/from these car parks are wheelchair-accessible. There is also an accessible Dial-a-Ride bus serving the city (tel: (602) 253 4000).

Car parking:

There are parking spaces for 30,000 vehicles at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Short-term parking is available in multistorey car parks at the terminals. Additional parking is available at the economy car parks (one to the west of Terminal 2 and the other to the east of Terminal 4). Shuttle buses run 24 hours a day from West Economy Parking to Terminals 2 and 3, and the PHX Sky Train serves East Economy Parking 24 hours a day taking passengers to Terminal 4. There are three 24-hour 'cell phone waiting lots' for drivers awaiting arriving passengers: east of Terminal 4, west of Terminal 2, and south of the 44th Street and Washington PHX Sky Train Station. For further parking information, call the airport's parking hotline (tel: (602) 273 4545) or visit:

Car rental:

Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty are the car hire companies represented in the Rental Car Centre (1805 East Sky Harbor Circle South; tel: (602) 683 3741). The Rental Car Centre is housed within its own building a little way from the airport, to reach it take the common rental car shuttle from the baggage claim area of each terminal