Maps, Directions, Parking

Transportation from Tucson International Airport to the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, 5151 E. Grant Road:

TAXI | SHUTTLE | DRIVING | PARKING | WEATHER

TAXI

There are several taxi companies operating in the Tucson area.
One way rate from airport to hotel is approximately $25.
Pick up a cab right outside of the airport after you pick up your luggage.
Usually, you will not have to wait for a taxi; many are lined up waiting for potential fares.

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SHUTTLE

Arizona Stagecoach is the local shuttle service which will take you directly to your hotel.

They are located on the ground floor of the airport between Hertz and Dollar rent-a-car. Their phone number is 520-889-1000 if you wish to call ahead. Rates quoted below are to the conference hotel, the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites; other destinations may be different rates.

Rates:
$23.00 one-way per person
$39.00 prepaid round-trip per person
There's also a "couples" rate that they will apply to any two people traveling at the same time to the same destination; ask for the couples rate:
$29.00 one-way for TWO people
$51.00 round trip for TWO people

Shuttles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport:
You can take
the Tucson-Phoenix Shuttle (approximately $40 roundtrip; call ahead for reservations: 1-888-584-6116 outside Tucson; 520-584-0000 in Tucson). They have prearranged drop-off locations; you will then need to take a taxi to your hotel. For an additional fee, most shuttles will take you directly to your specific destination.

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DRIVING: from Tucson International Airport

There are several different routes to choose from when driving from the airport to the conference hotel. Here's two:

Option One - Driving Past The University of Arizona:

When you pick up your rental car, ask the rental agent to give you a city street map, just in case you get lost.

Drive out of the airport (there's only one exit).

As you exit out of the airport there is a stop light. This is Valencia Road.

Cross Valencia and continue to go straight; you will be driving on Tucson Blvd.

Stay on this street, in the Right Lane.

After you cross Benson Highway, look for green and white signs on the right side of the road that read CITY CENTER. Unfortunately, these signs are not all that big.

Turn right on Kino Blvd. CITY CENTER signs will indicate this as your turn.

Continue to follow Kino.

Kino changes its name to Campbell as you get to the center of the city, but you do not need to make any turns yet.

You will cross some of the bigger streets in Tucson including Broadway and Speedway.

After you cross 6th Street you will pass The University of Arizona, on your left, before you get to Speedway.

Cross Speedway and keep going. Stay in the center lane, which will turn into the right lane after the intersection at Elm Street.

The next major intersection after Elm is Grant Road.

Turn right on Grant and keep driving. You are now driving east. There are all kinds of shops and businesses on Grant.

Expect a good amount of traffic, with several stop lights along the way­­ Tucson Blvd, Alvernon, Columbus, then Swan.

NOTE: You cannot make a left turn while on Grant— before Swan— between 7 am - 9 am and 4 pm - 6 pm! This shouldn't be a problem if you follow these instructions.

Get into the left lane before you cross Swan.

After you cross Swan, look for the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites on the left or north side.

The address is 5151 East Grant.

If you come to Craycroft you have passed the hotel and can make a U-turn and come back.

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Option Two - the straight way:

When you pick up your rental car, ask the rental agent to give you a city street map, just in case you get lost.

Drive out of the airport (there's only one exit).

Get in the right lane.

As you exit out of the airport there is a stop light. This is Valencia Road.

Turn right on Valencia.

Get over into the left lane.

You will cross Country Club. The next light is Palo Verde Blvd.

Turn left on Palo Verde.

Continue to follow Palo Verde.

After coming down the ramp, Palo Verde becomes Alvernon Way.

You will cross some of the bigger streets in Tucson including 22nd Street, Broadway and Speedway.

After crossing Speedway get into the right lane and drive about a mile before coming to Grant Road.

Turn right on Grant. Now you are heading east.

Get over into the left lane.

You will cross the intersection at Columbus . The next intersection is Swan.

NOTE: You cannot make a left turn while on Grant— before Swan— between 7 am - 9 am and 4 pm - 6 pm! This shouldn't be a problem if you follow these instructions.

Look for the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites.

The address is 5151 East Grant Road. If you come to Craycroft you have passed the hotel and can make a U-turn and go back.

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PARKING

Parking is free and plentiful at the conference hotels.

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WEATHER

Check back for updates. The weather at this time of year is usually in the 80's and even low 90's (it's a dry heat), in the 60's at night. Bring casual clothes, a swimsuit, tennis racquet, golf clubs and hiking boots! We'll have suggestions for Saturday and Sunday sightseeing adventures.

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