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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 the core of the Valley’s freeway and public transportation network. In fact, Central Station – Phoenix’s public transportation hub – is located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. Valley Metro Light Rail, buses and the 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.

Discovering Downtown Phoenix by foot, bike or rail is easier than ever before. Whether you choose to walk, drive, ride or take some combination of the three — numerous options are readily available. Grid Bike Share, light rail and bike-powered pedicabs provide added alternatives and fast access to the best parts of the city. Check out our Downtown Phoenix map to get where you want to go.

Light Rail, Buses and Shuttles

Using public transportation to get to, from and around Downtown Phoenix is easy and affordable. Visit Valley Metro for light rail schedule and information. Or check out Rapid and Express buses, which both provide fast and frequent commuter services.

There’s also the Dash free business circulator, connecting downtown to the Capitol and other government buildings, and an extensive system of local bus routes.

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 to learn more about Grid Bike Share.

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.

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