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Public Transportation

It’s easy to get from Point A to B in Tempe

Tempe is rapidly expanding its transportation options. From Valley Metro Rail to the free Orbit system to the Tempe Streetcar, Tempe continues to ensure that everyone can move around the city quickly and efficiently. The City of Tempe caters to residents, visitors, businesses and ASU students, faculty and staff.

Valley Metro Bus

Services run 365 days a year with easy connectivity throughout Tempe, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the surrounding metro areas. In Tempe, bus routes run along all major arterial streets. Valley Metro’s trip planner is a good resource for route and fare information.

Valley Metro Rail

Valley Metro Rail runs over 25 miles on a single line from midtown Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Downtown Tempe, ASU Tempe Campus and Mesa. There are 9 station stops in Tempe. Valley Metro Rail provides schedules and maps to plan your travel.


Tempe offers a free neighborhood bus system. The system is called ORBIT and has 6 routes named after planets. The buses mainly run on smaller streets and connect Downtown Tempe and the ASU Tempe Campus with neighborhoods throughout Tempe.

Bike Rentals & Scooters

Tempe offers 215 miles of bike paths and has been honored as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community. Tempe offers many options to enjoy biking. Tempe is also served by scooter rental companies who offer both stand up and sit down options. The scooters can be found on sidewalks and are available to rent through an easy mobile app process.

Ridesharing & Taxis

As in other major cities, rideshare and taxi services are offered by both Lyft, Uber and several local cab companies. All services also operate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Because of Tempe’s central location, ride services typically arrive 5-10 minutes from the time it is ordered.

Tempe Streetcar

Tempe Streetcar is an efficient transportation option to easily travel around Downtown Tempe. The new streetcar makes 14 stops along a three-mile route on Mill and Ash Avenues from Rio Salado Parkway and Marina Heights to Dorsey Lane and Apache Boulevard. 


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