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Phoenix - Flagstaff Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Phoenix to Flagstaff. Traveling by bus from Phoenix to Flagstaff usually takes around 2 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance123 mi (198 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price$24.99
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Phoenix to Flagstaff

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Benjamin

March 10, 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Bargain. Cons: Half the outlets didn’t work. Tips: Bargain traveling.

How much is a bus ticket from Phoenix to Flagstaff?

Bus tickets for a trip from Phoenix to Flagstaff cost $27.05 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Phoenix to Flagstaff are expected to cost between $32 and $46 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Flagstaff within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $33. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Phoenix to Flagstaff is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $23. If you're planning to take the bus from Phoenix to Flagstaff during June, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $31. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 18 days in advance to save $21.60 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Phoenix to Flagstaff?

There are 3 bus lines from Phoenix to Flagstaff available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Amtrak Thruway usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway62h 55m$65.00
FlixBus US12h 26m$31.27
Greyhound62h 42m$37.39
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Phoenix to Flagstaff start at $65. On average, there are 6 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 1 trips per day from Phoenix to Flagstaff, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 6 bus trips from Phoenix to Flagstaff every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 42 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Flagstaff usually start from $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 123 miles from Phoenix to Flagstaff. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Flagstaff. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Phoenix to Flagstaff, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Phoenix to Flagstaff every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Phoenix

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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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Phoenix?

Main departure station: Sky Harbor Apt, Terminal 4 Arrivals, Door 3

Buses to Flagstaff leave from 5 stations in Phoenix.

All bus stations in Phoenix:

  • Sky Harbor Apt, Terminal 4 Arrivals, Door 3

  • 2717 W Bell Rd

  • Glendale Bus Station

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

Where does the bus arrive in Flagstaff?

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Main arrival station: 1 East Rte 66

The Flagstaff station at 1 East Rte 66 doubles as the city's Visitors Center, so you'll have travel resources available as soon as you step off the train. Also, check out the gift shop's selection of Flagstaff and train-themed souvenirs, clothing, books, and Route 66 memorabilia. Flagstaff is a stop along the Southwest Chief Amtrak line, connecting Chicago to Los Angeles. You can take the Southwest Chief line one stop west to Williams and then take the Grand Canyon Railway straight to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. Or, since the station is in the heart of the city, you can begin your Flagstaff exploration right away.

All bus stations in Flagstaff:

  • 1 East Rte 66

  • 880 E Butler Ave

  • 1 E Rte 66 (Visitor Center)

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