Vancouver is a bustling young city on the coast of British Columbia, while Phoenix is a charming Arizona town located in the Sonoran Desert. When you’re ready to explore what Phoenix has to offer, it’s easy to book your flights from Vancouver to Phoenix with Orbitz.com. The two cities may seem worlds apart, but both are home to vibrant art communities.
When you leave Vancouver, you’ll depart from Vancouver International Airport. Located seven miles from downtown, it is the second-busiest airport in Canada and is served by over forty airlines, including United and British Airways. You can get there easily via Canada Line’s rapid transit rail link, or by hiring a metered taxi for roughly $30. If you plan on driving, short-term parking costs $9.50 per hour up to a maximum of $32 per day. Long-term parking is available at a daily rate of $15.75 or a weekly rate of $102. If you purchase your parking through one of the self-serve kiosks, you’ll receive a discount. If you’d like a snack or a meal before you jet off to Phoenix, you’ll find Pizza Hut, Subway, and many other restaurants located within the airport.
When you arrive in Phoenix, you’ll land at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located six miles east of downtown. The Phoenix Airport Shuttle can drop you off near the Washington Metro Light Rail stop, which gets you into the city quickly. Several taxi companies service the airport, and rates are generally around $5 for the first mile, $2.30 for each additional mile, and $23 for an hour. Renting a car from one of the rental companies inside the airport lets you fully control your itinerary. If you’re interested in the culture of the area, visit the Heard Museum, which features art and artifacts from Native American and Hispanic cultures. The Desert Botanical Gardens offers beautiful views of the arid-land plants native to the Sonoran Desert and other deserts around the world. Travelers arriving from mid-January to March can enjoy exhibits by national artists at the Arizona Fine Art EXPO. Winters are mild in Phoenix, with temperatures that range from 40°F to 60°F, while summers can reach scorching heights of over 100°F. Be sure to pack with the season in mind.
Vancouver and Phoenix share a common bond of arts and culture, and a trip between the two gives you a chance to contrast the different styles of expression in each city. Whether you’re going for the weekend or a for a longer stay, Orbitz.com gives you the tools you need to arrange your hotel stays, car rentals, and flights from Vancouver to Phoenix.
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