Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

The Main Phoenix Airport is Minutes From Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the largest airport in Arizona and is only minutes from both downtown Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona.
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    ••• Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Judy Hedding
    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. I think it is also one of the easiest airports to maneuver. Here is an overview and some airport statistics.
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    Map to PHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    ••• Map to PHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Map Data © 2016 Google
    Here's a zoomable map to help you figure out where you are in relation to where you are going.
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    Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Center
    ••• Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Center. Judy Hedding

    If you need to rent a car when you get to Phoenix, you'll have to take a free shuttle from the airport to the Rental Car Center. Here's how it works, with pictures. Bonus: see what About.com Phoenix readers had to say about their experience using the rental car center.

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    Find Cheap Gas
    ••• I would avoid this gas station, even if the gas is cheap!. Judy Hedding

    If you have rented a car at the Sky Harbor Rental Car Center and you want to return it with a full tank, here are the closest gas stations. I don't include the one in the photo, though!

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    If you are leaving on a busy holiday weekend, you''ll want to check these holiday travel tips before heading off to the airport.
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    Terminal 4 Parking at Sky Harbor
    ••• Terminal 4 Parking. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    The Phoenix airport offers a discount program for parking in Terminals 3 and 4. Check this page to see how the deal works. I tried it, and I share my tips.
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    If you are simply picking someone up who is arriving at the airport and you don't want to pay to park, Sky Harbor has an option for you. It's the Cell Phone Waiting Lot.
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    ••• Judy Hedding
    Phoenix and Tempe have a light rail system, and you can get to it on a people mover at the airport. It is called the PHX Sky Train.
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    ••• © Judy Hedding
    Now that the PHX Sky Train is in place it can be pretty confusing to navigate the airport. Here is the detailed information about where the train goes, where it doesn't go, where to park -- well, you get the picture.
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    ••• © Judy Hedding
    Get specific directions and see an interactive map to the PHX Sky Train station in Phoenix. It's at the same location as the METRO Light Rail station.
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    Lost Keys at PHX
    ••• Lost Keys at PHX. Courtesy Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    Did you misplace your key, your wallet, your jacket or your cell phone? Try the Lost & Found at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
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    ••• Photo Courtesy Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    I'll tell you where it is. Nowhere.
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    Unclaimed Luggage Sky Harbor Airport Phoenix
    ••• Unclaimed Luggage. Tim Boyle / Getty
    I am often asked about where people can check their carry-on items at Sky Harbor during long layover. Here's the answer but you won't like it!
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    Currency Exchange at Sky Harbor Airport Phoenix
    ••• Currency Exhange. Adrienne Bresnahan / Getty
    Terminal 4 is where the foreign currency exchange counters are located. If you have arrived at a different terminal, you can take a free transportation to Terminal 4.
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    Your pooch can get a little exercise at Terminals 3 and 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport as well as at the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station and East Economy parking area.
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    ••• Judy Hedding
    These hotels are especially convenient to the Phoenix airport.
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    Sky Harbor Airport Monsoon Dust Storm
    ••• Arizona Dust Storm and Monsoon Picture Gallery Monsoon dust storm at Sky Harbor International Airport. 7 p.m., July 18 2009. © Merle Shown, used with permission.
    Does the airport close when it gets hot in Phoenix? Here's the truth.
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    Sunset at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, AZ
    ••• Sunset at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, AZ. Christopher A Flores, used with permission
    If you are lucky, this might be what you see when you fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.