Best Affordable Airport Transfers

Skip Ad
Kristin Roberts, METRO

Skip the sky-high cab fares from the airport by using these smart—and less expensive—alternatives.

Phoenix

8 of 16

Best Taxi Alternative: The Metro light-rail train.

Fare: $1.75.

Time to Downtown: 20 minutes to Central Station.

Drawback: You must take a (free) shuttle bus from the terminal to the train stop, which adds about 10 minutes.

Taxi Facts: $15–$19 metered fare, plus a $1 airport surcharge, for the 7-mile, 15-minute ride.

Bottom Line: If you’re staying downtown, use the train. If you’re heading off to one of the suburban resorts, take a taxi.

Best Affordable Airport Transfers

Phoenix

Best Taxi Alternative: The Metro light-rail train.

Fare: $1.75.

Time to Downtown: 20 minutes to Central Station.

Drawback: You must take a (free) shuttle bus from the terminal to the train stop, which adds about 10 minutes.

Taxi Facts: $15–$19 metered fare, plus a $1 airport surcharge, for the 7-mile, 15-minute ride.

Bottom Line: If you’re staying downtown, use the train. If you’re heading off to one of the suburban resorts, take a taxi.

Kristin Roberts, METRO
Sponsored Content
More from T+L
Advertisement