Phoenix Sky Harbor PHX Airport Security Wait Times

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

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    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) TSA Security Wait Times Information

    PHX TSA Wait Times

    Wondering what PHX airport wait times are at any given time? You’ve come to the right place! According to an USA Today article, the maximum wait times at PHX security hover around 26 minutes during busy times.

    CLEAR PHX Expedited Security

    PHX features CLEAR expedited security screening which, if you participate, can help to reduce the time you spend in PHX Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport security lines. CLEAR counters are located at all security checkpoints. In addition, Hertz Fast Lane is available at the Hertz Rental Car Center and is open 24/7.

    In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion - it only takes a minute to sign up. See hours below for CLEAR enrollment locations and hours at PHX.

    PHX Flight Delays

    Before you head to the airport, keep yourself informed of PHX delays by checking PHX Arrival Delays, PHX Departure Delays, or use iFly's PHX Flight Tracker. Having knowledge of PHX airport delays will help with stress-free travel.

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    At Phoenix Airport you must use the security checkpoint for your designated airline terminal gate. There is at least one security checkpoint open in each terminal 24/7. CLEAR is now available at all security checkpoints at PHX airport.


    TSA Terminal 2 Checkpoint

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 5:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    CLEAR Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM


    TSA Terminal 3 Checkpoint

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 5:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    CLEAR Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM


    TSA Terminal 4 Checkpoints - A, B, C, D

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours and Enrollment:

    Checkpoint A and C: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    Checkpoint B and D: Daily, 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM


    TSA PreCheck at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

    PHX TSA Pre Lanes can be found in security checkpoints located at all security checkpoints. As the TSA operates these special checkpoints, the hours may be different from the Terminal operating hours. See the TSA Pre schedule the specific hours for the date and time you are traveling.

    PHX TSA wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next PHX flight - there’s an enrollment center in the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Terminal 4 baggage claim near door 2. According to the TSA, the enrollment center is open from 7:30 AM - 12:00PM and 12:30PM-4:00PM Monday-Friday.

    TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at PHX, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll/pre-enroll, visit the TSA website.

    About PHX Security Wait Times

    Security wait times at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

    PHX TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at PHX. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

    All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.