Phoenix transportation infrastructure and connectivity to markets

Sophisticated transportation at the center of the West

Getting your product to market, making the out-of-town meeting with time to spare, ensuring your employees aren't waiting in a wall of daily traffic to get to work – those aren't routine problems in Phoenix.

Businesses that choose the Phoenix metropolitan area not only have instant access to the sixth-largest city and 13th-largest metro area in the U.S., but they also benefit from the following:

  • Less than a half-day's drive to metropolitan Los Angeles, Riverside-San Bernardino, San Diego, Las Vegas, Tucson and Albuquerque – metro areas that encompass 30 million residents
  • A one-day truck haul to major population centers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, west Texas and the Texas Panhandle
  • Less than a three-hour flight to every major city in the U.S. west of Chicago via Sky Harbor International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
  • Direct interstate highway access to the international border crossing at Nogales, Mexico
  • Rail terminals operated by Union Pacific with trailer and container capabilities

In addition, the Phoenix metro's transit system boasts numerous conveniences for businesses and employees.

  • A looped highway system that provides multiple access points to core urban destinations
  • Average commute timeOpen new site. in the Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is 26 minutes.
  • Mass transit services, including a robust bus networkOpen new site. and a rapidly expanding (and heavily used) light-railOpen new site. system
Map showing the cities within a one-day drive of Phoenix, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Albuquerque and El Paso.


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