The Scottsdale trolley system runs across four separate routes all around the city. It's important to note that all of these trolley routes are totally free to the public, so regardless of whether you're a Scottsdale resident or tourist, you'll be able to hop on board the many trolleys riding around the city and enjoy quick, easy, convenient transportation to Scottsdale's top locations without having to spend a single cent. Riding the Scottsdale trolley is very simple, and if you've ridden a trolley in any other city around the United States, you should be familiar with the system.
The trolleys are only allowed to let passengers on or off at designated stops, so you'll need to find one of the many stops around the city, with each of them being clearly signposted, and then wait for the trolley to arrive. The driver should simply see you and stop, but if you want to be extra sure, you can raise your hand and wave to let them know you'd like to board. From there, you simply step onto the trolley and take a seat or stand, not having to pay or take any kind of ticket or pass.
The schedules and timings for each of the four routes on the Scottsdale trolley system vary, but there are certain crossover points to let you transfer from one route to another. This makes it very easy to use the Scottsdale trolley system to get anywhere you want to go in the city, from the historic Old Town area to the Arts District, the shops of Fifth Avenue, the beautiful waterfront promenade, Fashion Square, and many more great locations. The trolley runs all year long and operates every single day of the week, but service is stopped for the following special occasions: New Year, Memorial Day, July the 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.