AACRAO's 102nd
Annual Meeting

Travel to Phoenix

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX)
Distance: 5 miles
Drive time: Approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic

Online Travel Center 
Association Travel Concepts (ATC) is the official travel agent for AACRAO meetings.

Discounts and Services
  • Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased more than 30 days prior to the meeting. Restrictions apply and not all classes of service apply for the discount. (United Airlines). 
  • Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased prior to the meeting. (Delta Airlines).
  • Low fare options on all airlines.
  • 24/7 access with mobile options for itinerary status updates.

The above discounts apply for travel 3/17/16-3/26/16 (Phoenix, AZ). Restrictions apply. *Service fees apply to ticketed reservations. You may also call your own agency or the vendors directly and refer to the following ID numbers:


Hertz Rentals               
Dollar Rentals




 Airport Transportation


  • Approximate cost is $25 (one way)
  • Travel Time: 15-20 minutes

Valley Metro Light Rail:

  • $1.75 (one way)
  • Travel Time: 40-50 minutes

Take the METRO Light Rail shuttle bus from the airport to the light rail train stop. Proceed on the light rail to the Central & Van Buren Station. From there, you can catch a cab or walk three blocks east to the hotel at 3rd Street & Van Buren.

Super Shuttle Shared Ride Transfers:

  • Cost is $13 per person each way ($11 with one way discount), $26 round trip ($22 with round trip discount). 
  • To receive the discount and not have a booking fee, click here.
  • For additional information on using Super Shuttle and discounts available to Annual Meeting attendees, click here.

Shuttles depart every 15 minutes from the airport to downtown.  Upon arrival, follow the signs to the baggage claim and collect your luggage. Follow the instructions below for your respective terminal and present your confirmation number to the curbside representative for further assistance. Curbside representatives are available 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, daily. After hours, please call (602) 232-4601 for further assistance.

  • TERMINAL 2: Exit Door #8, at the east end of the terminal past baggage claim, and continue east to the middle island/median.
  • TERMINAL 3: Exit Door #9 (North Curb) and cross the street. The South curb will closed for at least a month due to construction.
  • TERMINAL 4: Exit Door #3 (North Curb) or Door 4 (South Curb) and cross the street to the median. The Customer Service Representative will be waiting near a sign that says "Van Service."