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Centrally located and just a few minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Downtown Phoenix is at the core of the Valley’s freeway and public transportation networks. In fact, Central Station – Phoenix’s public transportation center hub – is located in the heart of downtown. The Phoenix METRO light rail, the bus system, and DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) make it easy to get where you need to be. Plus, parking is a snap with more than 25,000 spaces located throughout downtown.
Downtown is best discovered by foot, bike or rail, all of which are now easier than ever before. Whether you choose to walk, bike share, light rail, park-and-ride, or some combination of the four, there are numerous options readily available. Grid bike share, light rail and pedi-cabs are there to transport you to the best parts of the city; the paint has barely set on the bike lanes down Grand Avenue; and several streets are new pedestrian promenades, leading you on a gorgeous walk or ride down the city’s main thoroughfares.
Light Rail, Busses, and Shuttles
Using public transportation to get to and around Downtown Phoenix is easy and affordable. Visit Valley Metro to see routes for METRO light rail, or check the route map for the free DASH.
Grid Bike Share
A program that provides bikes just for you. Ride Grid Bikes to work or from the light rail. Do errands. Go out with friends. Or just ride for fun! Look at you saving the planet. Click here for a Grid Bike Share map
Downtown Phoenix boasts more than 25,000 parking spaces, making it a very car-friendly city center. Besides public parking garages, there are numerous parking meter spots, which are enforced every day including weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. When parking, remember to keep an eye out for signs indicating time limitations or loading/unloading zones—you don’t want your downtown souvenir to be a ticket!
For more information on City of Phoenix parking meters, please click here.