Although driving yourself is the best way to get to Sedona, many visitors opt to take an airport-to-Sedona shuttle for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you don't drive at all, or you're coming to Arizona from another state or country and you feel safer not being at the wheel. Or maybe you simply want to be driven to Sedona so you can fully take in the breathtaking scenery as it changes and shifts across the different landscapes between Phoenix and Sedona. Any and all of these reasons make taking a shuttle to Sedona a viable option.
Sedona shuttle transportation companies offer several departure times, most often from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, throughout each day. While not as individualized as renting your own car, it's fairly easy to find a departure time that corresponds to your travel itinerary. Likewise, taking a shuttle represents compromise on cost; it's often more expensive overall to take a shuttle — the typical fare is about $49 per person each way — when you factor in the cost of cabs and other transportation once you arrive in Sedona. However, what you give up in budget can return big benefits when it comes to customer service and being able to relax and enjoy the ride.
If your aim is to book a shuttle from Phoenix to Sedona and back, be prepared with a plan for your transportation when you arrive in Sedona. You'll find that points of interest are too spread out to reach solely (no pun intended) on foot, there is limited public transportation here, and cabs must be scheduled as opposed to caught. That said, it can be done! Do a web search for the Verde Lynx bus system, a Sedona workforce commuter line that runs from Cottonwood along Highway 89A and northern parts of Highway 179, stopping at the major employers along the way, which means for a very affordable $3/day fare, you, too, can hop on and hop off at some of the best shopping, dining and sightseeing spots. To reach areas beyond the bus line, such as Boynton Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon and the Village of Oak Creek, plan your activities and schedule taxicabs as needed.
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