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Transit service is provided 365 days a year on many local routes throughout the Valley.

View route schedules and maps here.

2018 Bus Holiday Hours

Bus service will operate on the following major 2018 holidays using a Sunday schedule. Express and RAPID routes do not operate on these holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (observed)

Light Rail 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 & Rail Ride Guide.

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.

2018 Rail Holiday Hours

Valley Metro Rail will operate on the following major 2018 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
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve (observed)
  • Christmas Day (observed)
  • On New Year’s Eve, service will be enhanced to serve the demand from special events.

 

Approximate travel time between destinations Minutes
Entire 26-mile route 85
Dunlap to downtown Phoenix 30
Dunlap to PHX Sky Train 50
Downtown Phoenix to PHX Sky Train 15
Downtown Phoenix to downtown Tempe 25
Downtown Phoenix to Mesa 40
Downtown Tempe to Mesa 15

For additional information call (602) 253-5000

Customer Service Call Center

Regular business hours:

  • 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays and the following designated holidays:

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • Presidents Day
    • Independence Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Day after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve

Call Center is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day