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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, busses 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, Busses and Shuttles

Using public transportation to get to, from and around Downtown Phoenix is easy and affordable. Visit Valley Metro for light rail routes, 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.

  • 111 W. Monroe Garage

    Entrance located on Second Avenue, just south of the city's Human Resources Department. Parking cost is $1 every 30 minu... more >

  • 21 W Van Buren Garage

    Entrance located on Van Buren Street, with the exit on First Avenue. Daily rate is $1 every 20 minutes, with a $12 maxim... more >

  • 305 Garage

    Located between Third and Fourth avenues on Washington Street, high-profile vehicles can enter on Jefferson Street. Park... more >

  • Arizona Center Garage

    First two hours are free with validation from Arizona Center retail and restaurants, and four hours for AMC 24 Theaters.... more >

  • ASU Parking & Transit Office (UCENT)

    Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm. After hours until 10pm you can call 602-496-0398 for information.... more >

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