Getting to Phoenix is easy for people who are staying in vacation rentals in the area. Travelers can fly into a large international airport or drive into the city on an interstate highway.

Phoenix Vacation Home Rentals

Flights from major cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico land at Sky Harbor International Airport. Transportation options from the airport include light rail, buses and taxis. Travelers can also make arrangements for a shuttle van.

The free PHX Sky Train takes passengers from the airport to a nearby Valley Metro station. Passengers can take the light rail or a bus from this station to downtown Phoenix. This trip takes approximately 20 minutes. Visitors who are staying in the nearby city of Scottsdale can take a bus from this station and transfer to a bus that will take them directly to Scottsdale. The bus ride from the airport to Scottsdale takes between 45 minutes and an hour.

Tip: Taxis stop at all of the airport’s three terminals.

By Car

Visitors who want their own transportation while in the area can rent a car from one of 14 rental car companies at the airport. A rental car shuttle takes passengers from the airport terminals to the rental car offices. Downtown Phoenix is a 10-minute drive northwest of the airport, and the town of Scottsdale is 20 minutes northeast of the airport.

People who are getting to Phoenix by car will find it easy. Interstate 10 runs through the city from east to west, and Interstate 17 runs through the city from north to south. Both highways connect to other major highways. Travelers who are driving around Phoenix during their vacation are likely to be able to drive around the city without too much difficulty. Several major roads in the metropolitan area go through the city. Camelback Road runs from east to west, and Central Avenue runs from north to south. Bell Road goes from east to west through the northern part of the city.

Public Transportation

Travelers who have vacation rentals near the downtown area can drive to attractions in the area. Light rail and buses travel from downtown to many of these attractions.

Those who have chosen vacation rentals near Scottsdale’s golf courses and upscale shops will find that most area attractions are within a 30-minute drive. Downtown Phoenix is approximately 12 miles southwest of Scottsdale. Free trolleys run through downtown Scottsdale. Downtown Scottsdale and Old Town Scottsdale are both near Scottsdale Road. Travelers can take Scottsdale Road through the city.