Ideally located just three blocks from Interstate 10, Andante is 12 miles south of downtown Tempe and ASU. The commute to the far northern section of campus generally takes about 20 minutes, but that commute time can more than double during peak traffic hours. If your destination is to the southern end of campus, the drive only takes 15 to 20 minutes at non-peak times. The simplest route calls for a drive on westbound Interstate 10 and east on the Superstition Freeway. Exit 173, South Mill Avenue, takes you directly to westside campus sites such as Gammage Memorial Auditorium and Nelson Fine Arts Center. If your destination is in the central or northern part of campus, you can stay on Interstate 10, merging onto Highway 143 and exiting at University Drive. The campus is about two miles east on University.
If you’d rather let someone else do the driving, Valley Metro buses offer a number of options. To use the quickest route, walk a few hundred feet to Bus Stop #13593 at 48th Street and Chandler Boulevard. You’ll take Bus Route 108 for about 18 minutes, getting off at Elliot and Hardy and hopping onto Bus Route 65. After a 25-minute drive, Bus 65’s first campus stop is near Gammage Memorial Auditorium at the southwest corner of campus. The bus makes several other stops along ASU’s western edge. As an alternative, you can also use the bus stop at East Chandler and South 48th to take Bus Route 156, transferring to Bus Route 66 at Kyrene and Chandler. Bus Route 66 mimics Bus 65, stopping near the Gammage and continuing up along the western side of campus.
You’ll find a bounty of convenient stores and restaurants surrounding Andante. Eight to 10 blocks to the west are Firehouse Subs and Fry’s Marketplace. Cracker Barrel is four blocks east, and Walmart is about nine blocks beyond that. More conveniences and entertainment options are two miles north, including Toys ‘R Us, The Shoppes at Casa Paloma and AMC Theaters Ahwatukee.