Travel from Los Angeles to Phoenix

Bus
$36
8h 55min
50 lb of CO2
$
Flight
$101
1h 13min
506 lb of CO2

Los Angeles to Phoenix Flights

There are 4 airports — LAX, BUR, LGB, SNA — that make sense to fly out of from Los Angeles and 1 airports — PHX — to access Phoenix. The best deals are usually found by flying out of LAX.

jetBlue, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United operate flights which can help you travel from Los Angeles to Phoenix.

The cheapest way by air is via Alaska Airlines and flies from John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (SNA) to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX). Alaska Airlines flies from John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (SNA) to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX) and is the quickest flight to get you from Los Angeles to Phoenix.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Phoenix from Los Angeles, a flight is the quickest method.
Train
$84
8h 21min
92 lb of CO2
Drive
$48
6h 16min
71 lb of CO2

Drive from Los Angeles to Phoenix

It's 357 miles between Los Angeles to Phoenix. On a typical day, it might take between 6h 16min and 6h 35min from Los Angeles to Phoenix under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 54min 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 $48.

What is the best way to travel from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

The are 13 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Los Angeles to Phoenix. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Los Angeles towards Phoenix, as it is the cheapest to Phoenix. It's common to find tickets for as low as $36. Greyhound operates from Los Angeles to Phoenix, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

On your trip from Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles to Phoenix AZ - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles/Phoenix buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles CA 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Phoenix?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Los Angeles to Phoenix is by bus. The bus costs $36 roughly and will take 8 hours 55 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

Amtrak costs about $84 between Los Angeles and Phoenix. In total, the train will take roughly 8 hours 21 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at LAX Los Angeles Union Station, which is 1 miles from Los Angeles. Further, once you arrive at MRC Maricopa Amtrak or you will still have 28 miles to Phoenix.

How long does it take from Los Angeles to Phoenix by car?

The total distance between Los Angeles and Phoenix is 357 miles and will take you about 6 hours 16 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $48.

Los Angeles to Phoenix Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $36
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 13min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 50 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 357 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, United

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Alaska Airlines
Airline
848 routes
jetBlue from Los Angeles to Phoenix
jetBlue
Airline
440 routes
Southwest Airlines from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Southwest Airlines
Airline
283 routes
United from Los Angeles to Phoenix
United
Airline
2002 routes