Travel from Seattle to Phoenix

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$128 | 1d 10h 56min Flight$386 | 7h 34min Bus169 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$128
    1d 10h 56min · 193 lb of CO2
  2. Flight$387
    7h 36min · 683 lb of CO2
  3. Train$246
    1d 6h 23min · 332 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$150
    18h 53min · 214 lb of CO2

Seattle to Phoenix Buses

bus tickets from Seattle to Phoenix

$128 · 1d 10h 56min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $128
Travel Duration
1d 10h 56min

bus tickets from Seattle to Mesa

$128 · 1d 11h 14min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $128
Travel Duration
1d 11h 14min

bus tickets from Edmonds to Phoenix

$212 · 1d 6h 36min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $212
Travel Duration
1d 6h 36min

bus tickets from Kingston to Phoenix

$212 · 1d 6h 39min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $212
Travel Duration
1d 6h 39min

Seattle to Phoenix Flights

bus tickets from LKE to PHX

$387 · 7h 36min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $387
Travel Duration
7h 36min

bus tickets from SEA to PHX

$386 · 7h 34min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $386
Travel Duration
7h 34min

bus tickets from SEA to AZA

$388 · 7h 37min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $388
Travel Duration
7h 37min

Seattle to Phoenix Trains

train tickets from Seattle to Maricopa

$250 · 1d 6h 23min
AmtrakAmtrak SEA train to MRC
Train Tickets
About $250
Travel Duration
1d 6h 23min
Seattle - SEA
Amtrak from SEA to LAXAmtrak · 22h 2minCoast Starlight
Los Angeles - LAX
Amtrak from LAX to MRCAmtrak · 8h 21minSunset Limited
Maricopa - MRC

train tickets from Edmonds to Maricopa

$577 · 3d 1h 42min
AmtrakAmtrak EDM train to MRC
Train Tickets
About $577
Travel Duration
3d 1h 42min
Edmonds - EDM
Amtrak from EDM to CHIAmtrak · 1d 15h 59minEmpire Builder
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to MRCAmtrak · 1d 9h 42minTexas Eagle
Maricopa - MRC

train tickets from Tacoma to Maricopa

$246 · 1d 5h 52min
AmtrakAmtrak TAC train to MRC
Train Tickets
About $246
Travel Duration
1d 5h 52min
Tacoma - TAC
Amtrak from TAC to LAXAmtrak · 21h 30minCoast Starlight
Los Angeles - LAX
Amtrak from LAX to MRCAmtrak · 8h 21minSunset Limited
Maricopa - MRC

train tickets from Everett to Maricopa

$576 · 3d 1h 30min
AmtrakAmtrak EVR train to MRC
Train Tickets
About $576
Travel Duration
3d 1h 30min
Everett - EVR
Amtrak from EVR to CHIAmtrak · 1d 15h 47minEmpire Builder
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to MRCAmtrak · 1d 9h 42minTexas Eagle
Maricopa - MRC

Drive from Seattle to Phoenix

Driving from Seattle to Phoenix

$150 · 18h 53min

It's 1114 miles between Seattle to Phoenix. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 53min and 19h 50min from Seattle to Phoenix 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 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 $150.

Our recommendation to Phoenix

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Seattle to Phoenix?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, flight, train 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.

Seattle to Phoenix AZ - take the train or bus?

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

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

Does Amtrak go from Seattle to Phoenix?

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

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

The total distance between Seattle and Phoenix 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.

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