PHX Sky Train Now Open

New Sky Train makes transport between Phoenix airport and downtown easy and affordable By: Kelly Rosenfeld
Phoenix Sky Train offers a cheap, quick ride to downtown Phoenix from the airport. // (c) 2013 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Phoenix Sky Train offers a cheap, quick ride to downtown Phoenix from the airport. // (c) 2013 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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The PHX Sky Train now provides an easy transportation option between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and downtown Phoenix. The short trip takes about 20 minutes and costs only $2.

Sky Train, which began operation April 8, is an automated train that provides free, 24-hour-a-day transportation between the airport's busiest terminal and the nearest light rail station. In about five minutes, travelers can get from Terminal 4 to the light rail station at 44th Street. From there, they can catch a $2, 15-minute ride to downtown.

"Because of Sky Harbor's proximity to Phoenix's city center, it's always been easy to get from the airport from downtown hotels, attractions and the convention center," said Steve Moore, president and CEO of Visit Phoenix. "This streamlines the trip even further. Phoenix is the sixth-largest city in the U.S., and Sky Harbor is one of the country's 10 busiest airports; but no other destination among our peers has an airport-to-downtown experience than rivals ours for convenience and affordability."

Sky Train is scheduled to be extended to Terminal 3 in spring 2015, as well as to eventually serve Sky Harbor's rental car center. It runs on an electrically powered, center-rail guideway, and its facilities are Gold LEED certified.

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