Travel and Accomodations

Air Travel to Tempe

Sky Harbor Airport is located in the heart of the Phoenix Metro Area, just 4.5 miles from the ASU Tempe Campus. Sky Harbor is a major hub for American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, and provides direct flights to a variety of locations.

Sky Harbor Airport to Tempe

There are many options to get from Sky Harbor Airport to Tempe.

Public Transportation

Public Transportation

The PHX Sky Train automated train system provides transportation around Sky Harbor’s terminals, and connects to the Valley Metro Rail at the 44th St/Washington Valley Station. The Valley Metro Rail provides a direct route to Tempe, with multiple stops in the vicinity of the ASU Tempe Campus (such as the Rural Road Light Rail Station).

One-way fare is $2 and can be purchased ahead of time or with cash at the Rail Station. An online Light Rail Trip Planner is available. Call (602) 253-5000 for more information.

Taxi and Shuttles

Taxi and Shuttles

Taxis and Supershuttle Vans are available at each terminal. Super Shuttle Service is generally convenient and much more economical than taxi service. Contact Super Shuttle  to make a reservation at 800-258-3826 or visit their website to book online.

Rental Cars

Rental Cars

All major car rental companies have offices at Sky Harbor. Be sure to make a reservation.

Parking At ASU

Visitor parking is available at the Apache Blvd. Parking Structure. You may reserve parking on the Tempe campus ahead of your visit through Parking and Transit Services.


We have negotiated conference rates at the following two hotels, both of which are a 5-10 walk from the conference venue.

When booking rooms conference participants should ask for the SLSA rate.

The Graduate

Book your group rate.
Conference Rate: $99/night

The Graduate Hotel is approximately a 10-15 minute walk to local dining and bars. There is also a good diner and bar on-site.
225 E Apache Boulevard
Tempe, AZ

Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University

Book your group rate for SLSA Room Block November 9th-12th.
Book your group rate for SLSA Room Block November 8th-9th.
Note that booking for Nov. 8-9 is separate due to different hotel room availability on the night of the Nov. 8th.
Conference Rate: $130/night

Residence Inn is located just a 4-8 minute walk from Downtown Tempe and a wide variety of dining and bars.
510 South Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ
(480) 967-2300

 Alternative Hotels

There are many other hotels in the area you might consider. Click here for a list.