Light rail vehicle at night

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

View route schedules and maps here.

Bus Holiday Hours

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

  • New Year’s Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Day (observed)

No Express and RAPID service on the following five holidays (Light rail, local bus, circulators and rural route 685 will run at regular weekday service levels on these days):

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Presidents Day

  • Veterans Day

  • Day after Thanksgiving

  • Christmas Eve

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.

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.

Rail Holiday Hours

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

  • New Year’s Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Day (observed)

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