Getting to the Phoenix Convention Center can be a hassle if you’re not prepared. With a little bit of planning and flexibility, it can be a breeze.
Metro Light Rail – Whether you’re coming from Dunlap Avenue or Mesa Drive, taking the Metro Light Rail might be your easiest option. To ride one way is $2 or you can purchase an all-day ticket for $4 (Children 5 and under are free, ages 6 – 18 qualify for $1 one way or $2 all-day.) Depending on what side of town you are coming from, the light rail will either drop you off at 3rd Street and Washington (right at the convention center) or at 3rd Street and Jefferson (near Chase Field). You can find the map of all the light rail stops at as well as the schedule here.
UPDATE: The 3rd Street and Washington stop will be closed all four days from 10AM – 3PM
Parking – This can be a challenge if you’re on a budget. Firstly, Phoenix Comic Fest offers parking through a few partners, two of three options are $20 a day (No overnight parking, no in and out privileges). The third option through Phoenix
Comic Fest offers 4 day parking for a total of $45 but it is outdoor parking behind the Talking Stick Resort Arena. To view all three of those options, you can find them here.
Other options include the Collier Center (which can get pricey but it is super convenient) or the Chase Tower Parking Garage. If you are staying at either the Grand Sheraton or Hyatt Regency, both offer their own parking and the pricing is in line with what you would pay elsewhere. If you are looking for overnight parking, one of the only options I know of is the Arizona Center parking garage which is located on 4th Street and Fillmore Street.
Always call and confirm pricing and availability the day before or day of before arriving
Arizona Center – (602) 229 – 1228
Collier Center – (602) 340 – 9290
Chase Tower Parking Garage – (602) 252 – 7222
Jefferson St. Garage – (602) 594 – 2290
Phoenix Convention Center East Garage – (602) 307 – 5096
Talking Stick Resort Arena Garage – (602) 379 – 2005
Coming from out of town? If you’re looking for an alternative way of getting to Phoenix and you live in either Flagstaff, Tucson, Los Angeles or Las Vegas, Phoenix Comic Fest has partnered with bus.com to offer a transportation from your city right to the con. Price varies based on city and if it is round trip or one way, for more prices and availability click here