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Highway and Interstate Access

The City of Scottsdale's location provides significant market advantages. Running parallel to the 101 with access to Interstate 10, Scottsdale is a short drive on the US 60 or the 202 loop to many of the regions work centers and entertainment venues. Access to Northern Arizona can be made without traveling through the central part of the Metropolitan area. In addition, Scottsdale is a:

Drive Times

6 hour drive to Los Angeles

5 hour and 30 min drive to San Diego

5 hour drive to Las Vegas

Air Travel

Scottsdale offers exceptional access from several airport locations, most notably Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or Scottsdale Airport.

Scottsdale Airport

With 164,058 operations in 2016, Scottsdale Airport is one of the busiest single runway facilities in the nation. U.S. Customs “US-VISIT” is available seven days per week and allows visitors from all over the world to visit Scottsdale.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Sky Harbor is one of the 10 busiest airports in the United States. More than 120,000 passengers, 1,200 aircraft, and 800 tons of cargo pass through Sky Harbor each day. The airport is served by 15 major airlines with daily non-stop service to 80 domestic and 20 non-stop international destinations. Additionally, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is home to two major national airline hubs: American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Local Transportation

Scottsdale offers wonderful transit options for its residents, visitors and businesses. Transit services in Scottsdale are provided by Scottsdale’s Trolley system and Valley Metro. Scottsdale has four trolley routes to help you get around town. The Scottsdale trolley system is free to ride and connects with Valley Metro's transit system giving you access to the greater Phoenix metro area. Whether you're running errands, shopping, going to one of our premier special events or heading across town, there's a trolley for you. Scottsdale supports the emergence of technology and innovation as we were one of the first communities to welcome autonomous vehicles for testing purposes and the first community in Arizona to welcome dockless bike share.

  • Valley Metro Bus Route 72: 10-minute frequency between Camelback and the Tempe Transportation Center.
  • Free Downtown Scottsdale Trolley Service: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., every 10 minutes
  • Free UNRESTRICTED Public Parking Lots served by free trolley (examples, not a full list):
    • Second Street and Brown Avenue, 224 spaces
    • Third Avenue parking garage, 409 spaces
    • Nordstrom parking garage, 2,200 spaces
    • Center for the Performing Arts parking garage, 368 spaces

Downtown Public Parking

Parking in downtown Scottsdale is convenient and free. Check out this interactive Google map to locate free public parking locations located throughout downtown Scottsdale.

Consumer Smart Parking Guidance System via Parker App (launching May 2018)

Available for iOS and Android platforms, this tool will offer real-time guidance to available parking with dynamic routing, automatic “Find My Car” and alerts & notifications on restrictions like special event closures to motorists.

Dockless Bike Share

Employees and visitors can utilize the convenience of dockless bike share in Scottsdale, allowing them to park in free public parking and quickly reach their shopping or business destinations.