The Guide to Phoenix Airport (PHX)

Here's everything you need to know about airlines, shops, restaurants, transit and lounges at Sky Harbor.
Anya Kartashova
By Anya Kartashova 
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Arizona’s largest airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, is located about four miles from downtown Phoenix. A focus city for both American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, Phoenix Airport is the 10th busiest airport in the United States by aircraft movements.

If you have a trip to or from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in the near future, this guide, which includes information on how to get to the airport by public transport, terminal details and what lounges are available, is for you.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport quick facts

  • Airport code: PHX.

  • Address: 3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd.

  • Number of runways: Three.

  • Number of terminals: Two — Terminal 3 and Terminal 4.

  • Transport between terminals: PHX Sky Train.

  • Daily flights served: 1,200.

  • Daily passenger count: 125,000.

Phoenix Airport map

For PHX Sky Harbor terminals and an interactive map, visit this page.

Airlines with service to Phoenix airport

Nearly two dozen airlines, both U.S.-based and international, operate flights to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Depending on the carrier you’re flying, you’ll be departing from one of the terminals below.

  • Advanced Air.

  • Air Canada.

  • Alaska Airlines.

  • Allegiant Air.

  • Breeze Airways.

  • Contour Airlines.

  • Delta Air Lines.

  • Denver Air Connection.

  • Frontier Airlines.

  • Hawaiian Airlines.

  • JetBlue Airways.

  • Southern Airways Express.

  • Spirit Airlines.

  • Sun Country Airlines.

  • United Airlines.

  • American Airlines.

  • British Airways.

  • Condor Airlines.

  • Lynx Air.

  • Southwest Airlines.

  • Volaris.

  • WestJet.

TSA PreCheck lines at Phoenix airport

Both terminals have TSA PreCheck lines, so if you’re a member of the Trusted Traveler Programs, you can use the following checkpoints to breeze through security:

Terminal 3

  • North checkpoint.

Terminal 4

  • Checkpoint A.

  • Checkpoint B.

  • Checkpoint C.

  • Checkpoint D.

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Getting to and from Phoenix airport

Bus

Two bus lines serve Phoenix Airport: Route 13 and Route 44. Route 13 stops near the airport’s operations building, west of Terminal 3, and at 24th Street PHX Sky Train Station. Route 44 stops at the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station.

Train

Take the free Sky Train to the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station and head to the Valley Metro Rail platform. You can use the light rail to reach Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.

Ride-hailing apps

Both Lyft and Uber operate in the Phoenix metro area, meaning you can request a ride to and from the airport.

Rental car companies at Phoenix airport

If you need to rent or drop off a vehicle, you can take the PHX Sky Train between the rental car center and the terminals.

The following car rental companies have offices at the car rental center at Phoenix Airport:

  • Alamo.

  • Avis.

  • Budget.

  • Dollar.

  • Enterprise.

  • Fox.

  • Hertz.

  • National.

  • NÜ Car Rentals.

  • Payless.

  • Sixt.

  • Thrifty.

Phoenix airport lounges

Terminal 3

  • Location: Near Gate F8.

  • Hours: 4:45 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Escape Lounge – The Centurion® Studio Partner

  • Location: At the intersection of E and F gates, mezzanine level, next to Passage by Hudson.

  • Hours: 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Location: Near Gate E3.

  • Hours: 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Terminal 4

Admirals Club, Concourse A

  • Location: Above Gates A7 and A9.

  • Hours: 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

  • Location: Between Gates A19 and A21.

  • Hours: 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admirals Club, Concourse B

  • Location: Above Gates B5 and B7.

  • Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Escape Lounge – The Centurion® Studio Partner

  • Location: Across from Gate B22.

  • Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Location: Across from Gate B22, on the upper level.

  • Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

USO Lounge

  • Location: Level 2, East End, near B and C elevators (pre-security).

  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Restaurants at Phoenix airport

If you don’t have lounge access, you can grab a bite at many restaurants available at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The eateries include national chains as well as some local establishments.

  • Ajo Al’s Mexican Cafe.

  • Giant Coffee.

  • Humble Torta & Taco.

  • Panera Bread.

  • Peet’s Coffee.

  • PHX Beer Co.

  • SanTan Brewing Company.

  • Scramble.

  • Shake Shack.

  • Starbucks.

  • The Roadie.

  • The Tavern.

  • Barrio Cafe.

  • Blanco Tacos & Tequila.

  • Buffet.

  • Cartel Roasting Co.

  • Chelsea’s Kitchen.

  • Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar.

  • Cowboy Ciao.

  • Deluxburger Express.

  • Dilly’s Deli.

  • Dunkin’.

  • Fazoli’s.

  • Focaccia Fiorentina.

  • Four Peaks Brewing Company.

  • Humble Pie.

  • La Grande Orange.

  • La Madeleine.

  • Los Taquitos.

  • Matt’s Big Breakfast.

  • McDonald’s.

  • O.H.S.O. Brewery.

  • Olive & Ivy.

  • Panda Express.

  • Peet’s Coffee.

  • Pei Wei Asian Kitchen.

  • Sir Veza’s Taco Garage.

  • Starbucks.

  • Sweet Republic.

  • Tammie Coe To Go.

  • Wendy’s.

  • Wildflower Bread Company.

  • Zinburger.

  • Zinc Brasserie.

Shops at Phoenix Airport

A slew of retail shops is available for passengers looking for last-minute items in between flights. Among the traditional travel swag, you’ll also find some merchandise showcasing the spirit of the American Southwest.

  • Best Of The Valley Market.

  • Discover Arizona.

  • Indigenous Mosaic.

  • InMotion Entertainment.

  • Ironwood by Hudson.

  • Johnston & Murphy.

  • Passage by Hudson.

  • Phoenix Public Market.

  • Stellar News + Market.

  • Tech On The Go.

  • Travel Outfitters.

  • Arizona Highways.

  • AZCentral.com.

  • Brooks Brothers.

  • Bunky Boutique.

  • Cactus Candy.

  • CASA Airport.

  • CNBC 12 News.

  • Connections.

  • Earth Spirit.

  • En Route.

  • eSavvy.

  • Hudson News.

  • Indigenous.

  • InMotion Entertainment.

  • iStore.

  • Johnston & Murphy.

  • Lucky Break.

  • Mosaic.

  • Phoenix Duty Free

  • Roosevelt Row.

  • Sonora Southwest Living.

  • Sunglass Hut.

  • Today.

  • TripAdvisor.

  • Tumi.

  • Uno de 50.

  • Uptown Phoenix.

  • XpresSpa.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 both have Clear lanes for Clear Plus members and enrollment options for passengers interested in joining the program. North checkpoint as well as Checkpoints A, B, C and D all have Clear lanes.

Southwest Airlines is located in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Delta flights depart from Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

The Sky Harbor United terminal is Terminal 3.

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have operational hubs at Phoenix Airport.

It’s possible to reserve a long-term parking spot at Phoenix Airport. To make a reservation, select the date and time of your entry and exit from the lot, select the preferred parking facility, fill out your information and provide payment details.

You can make a parking reservation as early as six months and as late as two hours before departure. The maximum number of days available for parking pre-booking is 60.


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