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Walk. Bike. Cartwheel. DTPHX is a get-anywhere-easily city.

Here are downtown’s popular

modes of transportation.

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

Parking Information

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.

  • 21 W Van Buren Garage

    Entrance on Van Buren and exit on 1st Ave. Max Height 6' 8". Green button for ticket. Daily Rates: $1 every 20 min, $12 ... more >

  • Ace Parking

    Various garages... more >

  • Arizona Center Garage

    Open 24/7. Pay at station before returning to car. All forms of payment accepted. Credit cards only at exit. No in/out p... more >

  • Chase Field Garage

    Rates: $1 for every 1/2 hour, max $7. Events/$10. Close at 6pm, 24 hour exit. Cash only. 9'-6" clearance on 4th St entra... more >

  • Chase Tower Parking Garage

    Prepay in advance at ParkPhoenix.com. Cash, Credit cards and check. daily rates: Each 20 minutes or less/$1, events/$14,... more >

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