Auto Europe is here to provide you with a car hire in Phoenix during your stay there. With over 50 years of experience, we have the knowledge and helpful staff ready to assist you with all of your travel needs. Auto Europe works with many suppliers, so our rates are the most competitive in the business. We have the ability to arrange for a car for hire pick-up in multiple locations near the airport or within the city; whichever best suits your travel needs.
A car hire in Phoenix is the most appropriate way to travel through the city, as it allows you the luxury of touring at your own pace, with your own interests in mind. It also provides the opportunity to explore the stunning areas that surround the city, if you so desire. An exceptionally accommodating city to explore, Phoenix consistently ranks as one of the safest American cities in which to drive. The city is relatively flat and benefits from a modern and well-kept road system that is laid out in an easy-to-follow grid system. Visit our driving information page for traffic rules in the United States. As with any large city, the roads in Phoenix become congested during traditional rush hours (between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and then from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), so if you must drive during those hours, be aware of potential delays.
There are approximately 2300 on-street parking meters in the downtown, uptown, Capitol, and Phoenix College areas that are operated by the City of Phoenix. Meters are enforced 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (there is no charge for evening and weekend parking). The pakring fee, in many cases, can be paid by credit card.
Bordered by lakes and mountains, Phoenix sits in the Salt River Valley in central Arizona at an elevation of 340.5 metres above sea level. The climate is warm with average temperatures ranging from 19.4 °C in the winter months to 41.1 °C in the summer months. As Phoenix is a desert city, the humidity levels are quite low, although the city is greener than most deserts due to a rainfall of 7.6 to 38.1 centimetres annually. As one of the sunniest cities in the United States, Phoenix boasts an average of 325 days of sunshine a year. For more information about this spectacular desert city, please visit the Phoenix tourism website listed at the botttom of this page.
Just a few miles from downtown, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is centrally located and serves as the major airline hub for Phoenix. More than 20 airlines are located within the airport, creating a competitive environment for airline travel fares within the United States. Phoenix Airport is also one of the country's busiest airports, and is known as one the friendliest as well, with free WiFi in every terminal, and three pet parks that cater to tourists traveling with pets.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
The most modern light rail in the United States, Phoenix's system is limited in range, but is good for getting around the downtown area and includes a stop at the Sky Harbor International Airport. The trains run from the early hours of the morning until late at night.
Local Bus Service
Bus service is used primarily by local residents, but maps and schedules can be found on the Valley Metro site if you are interested.
Amtrak Thruway buses connect Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Flagstaff, Arizona for connection with the Los Angeles-Chicago Southwest Chief. Greyhound bus service stops in Phoenix at 24th Street, which is near the Sky Harbor International Airport.
There are dozens of taxi companies to choose from in Phoenix: among the most reputable are: AAA Yellow Cab, Discount Cab, and VIP Taxi. Once in downtown, you can hail a pedicab for added fun and zero environmental impact.