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Phoenix Getting there and around

Sky Harbour International Airport is about 10 minutes from Downtown Phoenix. It connects to all other major cities of USA and the rest of the world. They house all car rental agencies in its own building and offer touch screen for flight details at a special parking area for persons picking up passengers. Shuttles and car rentals help reach your destination. If you are driving down from Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego, it will take 5 hours. Tucson and Flagstaff will take 2 hours and you can reach Mexico in 3 hours by car. Phoenix operates under Mountain Standard Time and not Daylight Savings; winter visitors will be an hour ahead of California unlike summer tourists.    

The Valley Metro Bus System connects all parts of the city extensively and DASH is free shuttle service connecting the Downtown areas. Renting cars or taxis are the most convenient way to explore the city. If renting a car be sure to check the AC and obey all traffic rules. Parking lots are ample and mostly free. Taxis are a cheaper option for sightseeing. They charge a minimum of $15, $6 for the first mile and $2 for every additional mile run by the car. 

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