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Taxis and rental cars are both available for visitors to Mesa. However, both of these transportation options have certain advantages as well as disadvantages.
Taxis are a good way of getting around the immediate city of Mesa, but if planning on traveling much further, consider another option (see the Trip Advisor Getting Around page) as the fares will get rather high. Fares are based on meters, which are government regulated and standard for all companies. Generally, taxis will be waiting outside of major public areas such as airports, train stations, bus stations, and large hotels. If outside of these areas, the best way to get a taxi is to call one of the agencies ahead of time to arrange for a pick-up. For a list of companies located in or around the city, check out this Taxi Company List .
Most hotels, restaurants, and bars will be happy to make this call for their customers.A personal vehicle is the most convenient form of transportation available in Mesa, as it allows the greatest freedom and flexibility in travel. However, first time visitors to the country should check out this Driving in the United States page before deciding to get behind the wheel of a car. Many people choose to fly into Phoenix, and then drive to Mesa. There are numerous Car Rental Agencies based around the Phoenix airport, and many Rental Agencies around Mesa as well.