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.
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.
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 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
Conference Rate: $99/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
Conference Rate: $130/night
There are many other hotels in the area you might consider. Click here for a list.