Providing Public Transportation
Alternatives for the Greater
Phoenix Metro Area

Service hours and frequencies

You must possess valid fare to ride Valley Metro Rail or to be at a Valley Metro Rail station.

Download the Valley Metro Bus & Light Rail Ride Guide (1MB).

Download the Valley Metro Rail Detailed Schedule.

Weekdays

Hours. The first full trip of the day begins at 4:40 a.m. at the end-of-line stations. Monday through Thursday, the last full trip of the day begins at 11 p.m., arriving at the opposite end of the line at midnight. On Friday night, service hours are extended: the last full trip begins at 2 a.m., arriving at the opposite end of the line at 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
Frequency. Trains arrive every 12 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; all other hours, every 20 minutes.

Weekends and Holidays

Hours. Trains begin the first full trip of the day at 5 a.m. at the end-of-line stations. The last full trip of the day begins at 11 p.m. arriving at the opposite end of the line at midnight. On Saturday night, service hours are extended: the last full trip begins at 2 a.m., arriving at the opposite end of the line at 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
Frequency. Trains arrive every 15 minutes Saturdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. All other hours, and on Sundays and holidays, trains arrive every 20 minutes.

2014 Light Rail Holiday Hours

Valley Metro Rail will operate on the following major 2014 holidays using a Sunday schedule.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Valley Metro Rail will operate a regular schedule including late-night service. On New Year’s Eve, service will be enhanced to serve the demand from special events.

Approximate travel time between destinationsMinutes
Entire 20-mile route65
Montebello to downtown Phoenix25
Montebello to PHX Sky Train40
Downtown Phoenix to PHX Sky Train15
Downtown Phoenix to downtown Tempe25
Downtown Phoenix to Mesa40
Downtown Tempe to Mesa15

For additional information call (602) 253-5000.