Phoenix is Arizona's cultural and economic powerhouse, a thriving desert metropolis boasting some of the best Southwestern and Mexican food you'll find anywhere. And with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, exploring the 'Valley of the Sun' is a great idea. Follow trails that reveal mighty mountaintops and wander among iconic landscapes beneath picture-perfect skies. Let the Sonoran Desert be your guide to limitless adventure in Phoenix, located in southwestern United States.
Flights from Auckland (AKL) to Phoenix (PHX)
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Visiting from Auckland to Phoenix
When to visit
The best time to visit Phoenix is in the winter (December to February) or in spring (March to May). This is when the weather is the most temperate, the desert is in bloom and you’re able to take advantage of all the outdoor adventures Arizona is known for and still enjoy plenty of sunshine. Phoenix comes alive during these months, with locals venturing out and about after six months of being in the air conditioning. Arizona is a world-class golf destination and the PGA Tour comes to Scottsdale in winter. The temperatures during the summer can reach higher than 40°C. Foodies will love the fall with Arizona Restaurant Week in September. Over 100 restaurants participate across the Valley—offering special pricing and menu items.
What is the main airport called?
Phoenix International Airport (PHX)Opens external site in a new window also known as Sky Harbor Airport or simply PHX Airport, serves the city of Phoenix and is Arizona’s largest and busiest airport, among the largest commercial airports in the United States. Phoenix Airport is located 5 km east of downtown Phoenix. Phoenix Airport has two passenger terminals, terminal 3 and terminal 4. Sky Harbour Airport has a variety of services and facilities.
Arriving in Phoenix
The staff at Phoenix Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Phoenix from Phoenix Airport
Phoenix Airport has many options of transport options to get to town from the airport. For public transport there are several bus options from Phoenix Airport as well as shuttles. Light rail is connected to the Valley Metro Rail from Sky Harbour Airport. It’s easy to get to downtown by taxi within 10 minutes. It is possible to rent a car at Phoenix Airport which is a good option to move around.
Getting around Phoenix
Phoenix Airport has many transport options to get to town from the airport. For public transport there are several bus options from Phoenix Airport as well as shuttles. Light rail is connected to the Valley Metro Rail from Sky Harbour Airport. Stations are close by and run right by some of the area’s top attractions, such as the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Science Center, Chase Field, Footprint Center, Arizona State University and more. A one-way pass on the light rail costs $2 or an all-day pass is $4, which can be purchased at the ticket vending machines at each station. It’s easy to get to downtown by taxi within 10 minutes. It is also possible to rent a car at Phoenix Airport which is a good way to explore.
Fly from Auckland
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Auckland, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Auckland Airport (AKL).Opens external site in a new window The airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to. The airport is located near Mangere, 21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Auckland are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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