Ten miles northwest of ASU, the location of Capri on Camelback is perfect for easy commutes into Tempe. With light traffic, driving to ASU takes about 16 minutes. Traffic can become somewhat crowded during rush hours, but the commute remains manageable in 16 to 30 minutes. Even so, campus parking can be expensive, and you may want to explore other transportation options.
Cycling to the university in 50 minutes is possible using the Arizona Canal Trail to get to North 56th Street and Indian School Road. You’ll turn right to stay on the canal bank that borders North 64th Street, following the canal until crossing over to North College Avenue. You’ll turn south on Rural Road to cross the Salt River. The campus is just beyond the river crossing to the west.
Valley Metro’s public transit system is your best option. The quickest route uses Routes 50 and 72, starting at the bus stop on Camelback and 40th. You’ll hop off the eastbound Bus 50 at Camelback and Brown and walk three minutes to the Bus 72 stop at Camelback and Scottsdale. From there, it’s a 31-minute ride to Tempe Transportation Center near ASU’s northern sites such as Sun Devil Stadium and Plummer Aquatic Complex. The total commute takes an hour and eight minutes.
You can also use westbound Bus Route 50, transferring to a light rail train at 7th Avenue and Camelback. The train stops at the northern end of campus near Sun Devil Stadium and later at the center of campus near SkySpace and Tyler Street. The entire trip takes an hour and 21 minutes.
At Capri on Camelback, you’ll enjoy a number of nearby conveniences. Chelsea’s Kitchen is just a block south, and Vincent on Camelback, 7-11 and Sinclair are just a block beyond Chelsea’s. Just across Camelback, you’ll find other tasty options such as Baskin Robbins, Gigi’s Cupcakes, The Grind, Cookies in Bloom, Giant Rustic Pizza and North Italia. A.J.’s gourmet food market is six blocks to the east.