Getting to Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Whether you're traveling to Mayo Clinic by air or car, planning ahead can help minimize your risk of COVID-19 exposure. Learn more about visiting Mayo Clinic safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ALERT: ADOT-scheduled ramp closures
Arizona Department of Transportation-scheduled ramp closures on Loop 101 (January 26 to mid-fall 2020), and ongoing hospital construction could require longer travel time. Please follow marked detours and parking signage. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Mayo Clinic in Arizona is centrally located for visitors from New Mexico, Colorado, California, Nevada, and Utah. The Phoenix and Scottsdale campuses of Mayo Clinic are easily accessible by air, bus or car if you're traveling from the greater U.S. or even overseas.
If you're planning to fly to Phoenix, you have two options:
Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). This is the largest airport in the state. It serves most major airlines and is a major hub for American and Southwest Airlines.
Sky Harbor is about 23 miles from Mayo Clinic's campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, and about 26 miles from the Phoenix campus. You can travel this distance by taxi, limousine, and scheduled van services or rental car.
Sky Harbor prides itself on its accessibility and offers many services for travelers with special needs, including:
- Wheelchair services
- Accessible restrooms with caregiver access
- PHX Sky Cart, an electric cart service for travelers who need help getting between terminals
- Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA). A smaller commuter airport, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway is the home of several budget airlines including Allegiant, Swoop, and WestJet. It's 37 miles from Mayo Clinic's campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, and about 45 miles from the Phoenix campus.
Helpful hint: Airlines sometimes offer special discounts for people traveling to Mayo Clinic. Ask your travel agent or airline for details.
Greyhound Lines, Inc. offers service to Phoenix from across the U.S. For tickets and information, visit the Greyhound website.
FlixBus is a low-cost bus service that connects Phoenix to Flagstaff, Las Vegas and Southern California. For tickets and information, visit the FlixBus website.
Amtrak no longer offers direct service to Phoenix. The closest Amtrak stop is one hour away at the Maricopa Station (MRC) on the Sunset Limited line. From there, you can get a rental car or shuttle bus to downtown Phoenix. For more information, visit the Amtrak website.
Travel within the city
Situated in the heart of the Arizona desert, the greater metropolitan Phoenix area is a sprawling, modern city covering over 500 square miles. Because of the distances, access to a car is strongly recommended, especially if you aren't staying at one of the on-campus lodging options.
If you won't have a car, the area has several cab companies and is an active Uber and Lyft destination. Learn more about getting around Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
- Aug. 28, 2020