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Public Transit

Public Transit

There are many ways to get to and around Downtown Tempe.  Leave your car at home and use one of these options. 



Take the Light Rail to get to Downtown Tempe from Downtown Phoenix and Downtown Mesa.  There are two stops in Downtown Tempe, one at 3rd Street and Mill Avenue and another at the Transportation Center.  For schedules and more information, visit Valley Metro.   


The FLASH Neighborhood circulator is a free service that circulates around the perimeter of Arizona State University's Tempe Campus. Connect from Downtown Tempe to ASU from the multiple stops along University Dr. 

The ORBIT Neighborhood circulator is a free service connecting Downtown Tempe to surrounding Tempe neighborhoods. Click here for a full schedule and route information. 

VALLEY METRO BUS brings The Valley to Downtown Tempe. Multiple routes run through Downtown, centralized in the Tempe Transit Center located on 5th St and Forest. Click here for pricing, routes and schedules.  


The center of Downtown Tempe is a Biker's Paradise with a Bike Score of 99 ( Check out the City of Tempe's Bicycle & Pedestrian Info page for bike route maps and other information. 

Downtown Tempe is also home to the Bicycle Cellar, which is the first of it's kind in Arizona. It is a bicycle commuter facility where members receive a secure bicycle storage space with the added convenience of bathrooms, showers, lockers, and dressing areas.


Hop on board the new Tempe Streetcar and travel to destinations at 14 stops along the 3 mile route. Streetcar operates seven days a week and arrives at stops every 15-20 minutes. The fare is FREE through May 19, 2023 and $1 per ride or $0.50 with Reduced Fare ID thereafter. 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 6 a.m. to midnight

Sunday: 8 a.m. to midnight

To learn more about the Tempe Streetcar, visit



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