Travel from Albuquerque to Phoenix

Bus
$53
11h 13min
62 lb of CO2
$
Flight
$261
5h 31min
496 lb of CO2

Albuquerque to Phoenix Flights

There are 1 airports — ABQ — that make sense to fly out of from Albuquerque and 2 airports — PHX, AZA — to access Phoenix. The best deals are usually found by flying out of ABQ.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Phoenix from Albuquerque, a flight is the quickest method.
Train
$199
23h 37min
258 lb of CO2
Drive
$44
5h 49min
66 lb of CO2

Drive from Albuquerque to Phoenix

It's 330 miles between Albuquerque to Phoenix. On a typical day, it might take between 5h 49min and 6h 6min from Albuquerque to Phoenix under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 24min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Phoenix by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $44.

What is the best way to travel from Albuquerque to Phoenix?

The are 6 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Albuquerque to Phoenix. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Albuquerque to Phoenix?

On your trip from Albuquerque to Phoenix, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Albuquerque to Phoenix AZ - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Albuquerque to Phoenix. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Phoenix is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Albuquerque/Phoenix buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Albuquerque is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Albuquerque NM and Phoenix during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Albuquerque to Phoenix? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Phoenix traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Phoenix is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Albuquerque to Phoenix?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Albuquerque to Phoenix is by bus. The bus costs $52 roughly and will take 10 hours 52 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Albuquerque to Phoenix?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Albuquerque area and Phoenix, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 23 hours 37 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ABQ Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center, which is about 1 miles from Albuquerque. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at LAX Los Angeles.

How long does it take from Albuquerque to Phoenix by car?

The total distance between Albuquerque and Phoenix is 330 miles and will take you about 5 hours 49 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $44.

Albuquerque to Phoenix Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $52
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 28min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 61 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 329 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak

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Amtrak from Albuquerque to Phoenix
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