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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Flagstaff to Phoenix. Traveling by bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix usually takes around 2 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance123 mi (198 km)
Shortest duration2h 30m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Flagstaff to Phoenix

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Ronald

June 28, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: convenient. Cons: n/a. Tips: n/a.

Pros: convenient. Cons: n/a. Tips: n/a.

How much is a bus ticket from Flagstaff to Phoenix?

The average price for a bus ticket to Phoenix is $16.44, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix is expected to range from $17 to $24. If you are looking to travel to Phoenix within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $18. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $17 and can be found on February 1, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Flagstaff to Phoenix by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $22 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $14.25 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Flagstaff to Phoenix?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Flagstaff to Phoenix that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US22h 31m$20.88
Greyhound32h 38m$22.12
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Flagstaff to Phoenix, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Flagstaff to Phoenix every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Phoenix usually start from $16.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Flagstaff to Phoenix?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 123 miles from Flagstaff to Phoenix. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Flagstaff to Phoenix at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Flagstaff?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Flagstaff to Phoenix, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Phoenix each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Flagstaff to Phoenix every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Flagstaff to Phoenix without transferring.

City Information

Flagstaff

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Blessed with plenty of pine forests and amazing sceneries, Flagstaff is more than just a pit stop for travelers who need respite from the scorching desert. We even named it one of the best places to visit in Arizona! The first place every traveler should visit is the Historic Downtown and Railroad District, which was built along the historic Route 66. As you stroll around the quarter, you will catch glimpses of quaint buildings constructed during the early 20th century, giving the area an authentically vintage vibe.

Stargazers should hightail it to the Lowell Observatory, whose telescope provides a breathtaking view of vast and unending space. If you are ready for some hiking, consider spending a day at the Wupatki National Monument. In this natural reserve, tourists can find ruins of indigenous villages and learn about the history of indigenous people in the area.

Budget pizzerias abound in Flagstaff to cater to a student crowd, and one of the best spots around is Oregano's Pizza Bistro. Cottage Place has some of the best offerings in town for a fancier meal and some delicious fillet mignon!

Amtrak's Southwest Chief stops at Flagstaff's train station at 1 East Rte 66. If you're traveling by bus, companies like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines operate out of the station on Butler Ave. Local air service goes through the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, located just 4.3 miles from the city center.

Phoenix

Phoenix, in the heart of the American Southwest, is the capital of Arizona and one of the best destinations for escaping the cold winter months. But we won't lie, it can get HOT.

Sure, you can sip a margarita by the pool at any one of the city's many resorts, or you can get outside and experience some of the Sonoran Desert's unique landscapes. For impressive views of the city and the desert beyond, hike up Camelback Mountain, a 2,700-foot humped mountain which resembles a kneeling camel. If you're more a fan of Tiger Woods than camel mountains, see why Phoenix is a top destination for golf at one of the city's 200+ golf courses.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, you too can overcome your sore muscles after a long day of hiking or golfing and get ready to hit the town. After all, Phoenix is one of the biggest party hubs in the U.S. Roosevelt Row, a creative arts district known for its galleries and mural-covered walls, is one of many spots where Phoenix comes to life after dark. Recommended haunts on Roosevelt Row include the Churchill and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co, as well as The Duce which offers themed nights ranging from Cowboy Night to Burlesque.

Getting to Phoenix is surely easier than getting over your hangover. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a large and busy airport just outside of downtown, and bus service is operated from stations throughout the city connecting Phoenix to destinations in Arizona and beyond. Unfortunately, there is no train service to Phoenix.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Flagstaff?

Main departure station: 880 E Butler Ave

Flagstaff has two bus stations with service to Phoenix.

All bus stations in Flagstaff:

  • 880 E Butler Ave

  • 1 E Rte 66 (Visitor Center)

Where does the bus arrive in Phoenix?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

The Phoenix Bus Station at 2115 E Buckeye Road is located directly adjacent to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The bus station is open 24 hours, convenient for anyone traveling in or out of Phoenix regardless of what time your bus departs. The Phoenix Bus Station is the primary origin and transfer point for all Greyhound routes serving major cities in the Phoenix area. Besides Greyhound, you might travel to or from this station with other bus companies like FlixBus, Express Arrow, and Tufesa. Because the airport is so close to the bus station, travelers can easily access connections to downtown Phoenix via the PHX Sky Train or Valley Metro Rail.

All bus stations in Phoenix:

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

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