Travel from Phoenix to Seattle

Bus
$128
1d 10h 56min
193 lb of CO2
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Train
$246
1d 5h 52min
332 lb of CO2
Flight
$386
7h 34min
680 lb of CO2

Phoenix to Seattle Flights

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

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Seattle from Phoenix, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$150
18h 53min
214 lb of CO2

Drive from Phoenix to Seattle

It's 1114 miles between Phoenix to Seattle. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 53min and 19h 50min from Phoenix to Seattle under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 47min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Seattle 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 $150.

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

Because Seattle is so far away from Phoenix, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to Seattle do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Phoenix to Seattle?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train, flight or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Phoenix to Seattle WA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Phoenix to Seattle. 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 Seattle is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Phoenix/Seattle buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Phoenix 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 Phoenix AZ and Seattle 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 Phoenix to Seattle? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Phoenix to Seattle?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Phoenix to Seattle is by bus. The bus costs $128 roughly and will take 1 day 10 hours 56 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Phoenix to Seattle?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Phoenix area and Seattle, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 6 hours 23 minutes. We recommend catching the train at MRC Maricopa Amtrak, which is about 28 miles from Phoenix. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at LAX Los Angeles, CHI Chicago.

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

The total distance between Phoenix and Seattle is 1114 miles and will take you about 18 hours 53 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

Phoenix to Seattle Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $128
Fastest Way Flight — 7h 34min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 169 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 1,114 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak

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Amtrak from Phoenix to Seattle
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