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Scottsdale, AZ Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 74
Total Sleeping Rooms 14,699
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 750
Committable Meeting Rooms* 60
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $124
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $165
*Maximum for a single hotel

Scottsdale, AZ Airport Information

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located 9 miles southwest of downtown Scottsdale, which means your group is only minutes from the city's finest hotels, resorts and meeting facilities. Recently named "America's Friendliest Airport" by passenger vote and also previously ranked the No. 3 Top U.S. Airport by the Wall Street Journal (2018), Sky Harbor serves more than 40.5 million passengers each year.

Airline carriers serving Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Condor Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Great Lakes Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Volaris
  • WestJet

Scottsdale Airport (SCF)

Conveniently located nine miles north of downtown Scottsdale and just minutes from world-class resorts, award-winning restaurants and championship golf courses, Scottsdale Airport is the ideal choice for corporate jet travel. This premier airport is one of the nation’s busiest single-runway facilities, recording more than 133,000 takeoffs and landings each year. The airport’s two fixed-base operators, Landmark Aviation and Scottsdale AirCenter, provide superb facilities, outstanding maintenance and impeccable customer service. And thanks to the airport’s new US-VISIT customs service, which features state-of-the-art biometric identification techniques, properly visa’d business travelers from all over the world can now fly into and out of Scottsdale Airport with ease.

Scottsdale, AZ Public Transportation

Downtown Trolley

The Scottsdale Trolley provides free downtown shuttle service year-round. The trolleys run every 15 minutes Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9:25 p.m.

Bus Service

Valley Metro operates 8 bus routes throughout Scottsdale. Local full fares for one ride are $2.00, and an all-day local full fare is $6.00. Reduced fares are available for students age 6-18, senior citizens over the age of 65, and disabled patrons. The reduced fare is $1 for a single ride and $3 for an all-day pass if purchased on the bus. If purchased in advanced, the local all-day fare would be $4 and the reduced all-day fare is $2.

Car Rentals

Adjacent to the airport, the Car Rental Center is the central location for all airport rental car companies. The facility is located at 1805 East Sky Harbor Circle South. Many of Scottsdale's resorts also offer on-property car rental services Van terminal access is as follows:

Terminal 2: North curbside

Terminal 3: South curbside

Terminal 4: Level 1, south curbside at door 8

Shared Ride Van Service

Shared Ride Van Service is with SuperShuttle, which is contracted at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Vans operate 24 hours on a scheduled basis, with vans departing every 15 minutes from 9 am to 9 pm For the telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call (602) 243-7786. Rates are zone based and typically range from $12 to $46 for the first passenger. Each additional passenger per reservation is $8 regardless of zone. ADA equipped vans are available by request.


Taxi access from Sky Harbor Airport is available at the following locations:

Terminal 2: East outside door 8

Terminal 3: North curb, outside door 7

Terminal 4: Level 1, north curb, outside door 7 and south curb, outside door 6

Rates remain the same regardless of company, number of passengers and number of bags. The first mile is $5. Each additional mile is $2.30. Each hour of a traffic delay is $23. The minimum fare is $15.

Valley Metro

Valley Metro operates the regional transit system out of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Phoenix, AZ 12 mi 22 min n/a N/A
Tucson, AZ 124 mi 1 hr 50 min 39 min USD $161+
Yuma, AZ 195 mi 3 hr 52 min USD $144+
Las Vegas, NV 308 mi 5 hrs 1 hr 4 min USD $125+
San Diego, CA 365 mi 5 hr 56 min 1 hr 8 min USD $142+
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