Getting Around Sedona
The best way to get around Sedona is by car. Although the Verde Lynx bus service is great for getting around downtown, many of the region's trails are located away from the main roads. You can either rent a car at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and drive the about 120 miles north to Sedona, or you can hop on the Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle and rent a car once you arrive in town. The shuttle costs $50 one-way and $90 round-trip, and reservations are required.
|Car||This is the most convenient way to explore Sedona and its magnificent Red Rock State Park. However, not just any car will do: Many of the areas hiking trails are accessible by dirt roads, so a four-wheel drive vehicle is best. The town itself is very easy to navigate with state routes 179 and 89A acting as the main arteries. But when it comes to driving in Sedona, patience is required. The highways (especially around the "Y," which is where AZ 179 and AZ 89A intersect) and the more scenic roads can really get backed up, particularly on the weekends.|
Bus service from Sedona to nearby Cottonwood, Ariz. is provided by Verde Lynx. Buses run every day from 6 a.m. to around 7 p.m. approximately every hour (be prepared for limited service on Sundays), and rides cost $2 per person. Verde Lynx buses make stops at some of Sedona's more notable areas, including Tlaquepaque.
|On Foot||Sedona is fairly small, but unless you confine yourself to a specific area, it will be hard to get around on foot. Your best bet is to rely on the car and save your feet for hiking and gallery hopping.|