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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Phoenix to Fresno. Traveling by bus from Phoenix to Fresno usually takes around 14 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Plus bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance491 mi (790 km)
Shortest duration11h 5m
Cheapest price$61.98
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

How much is a bus ticket from Phoenix to Fresno?

Bus tickets for a trip from Phoenix to Fresno cost $89.70 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

$120$80$40JunJun

Bus tickets from Phoenix to Fresno are expected to cost between $84 and $120 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Fresno within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $87. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Phoenix to Fresno are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $91. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $126, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 20 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $106.33 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Phoenix to Fresno?

There are 5 bus lines from Phoenix to Fresno available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Greyhound 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
FlixBus US414h 34m$177.44
Greyhound614h 12m$132.38
Los Limousines419h 51m$125.53
Tufesa Internacional112h 15m$93.00
Tufesa Plus211h 10m$93.00
  • 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 4 trips per day from Phoenix to Fresno, 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 Fresno every day, with the average journey taking around 14 hours and 12 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Fresno usually start from $62.

  • Book Los Limousines from Phoenix to Fresno from $124. There are 4 trips per day offered by Los Limousines from Phoenix to Fresno and you can expect on average to pay for a Los Limousines ticket to Fresno. In Phoenix, Los Limousines departs to Fresno from 2426 E Jefferson St . In Fresno, Los Limousines arrives at 1157 F St .

    An average trip on Los Limousines from Phoenix to Fresno takes 19 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Los Limousines trip will get you to Fresno in 11 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Los Limousines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Fresno.

  • Tufesa Internacional is the international brand of one of the largest ground transportation providers in Mexico, Tufesa. The carrier offers daily bus trips to and from several cities in the Southwestern United States, including cross-border trips between the U.S. and Mexico. On average, Tufesa Internacional runs 1 from Phoenix to Fresno, with prices starting from $93. The carrier’s fleet features modern coaches equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and a digital entertainment system.

  • Tufesa Plus is an economy bus service run by Tufesa. Its service area covers the southwestern states in the United States and parts of northwest Mexico. Onboard, travelers can enjoy AC, power outlets, reclining chairs, separate male and female restrooms, and WiFi while in Mexico.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 14 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 491 miles from Phoenix to Fresno. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Fresno. 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Phoenix to Fresno, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Phoenix to Fresno every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Phoenix to Fresno; ticket prices start at $118.00.

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.

Fresno

Situated close to the center of California, Fresno’s location makes it the perfect hub for travelers who wish to explore the state, but it also has enough attractions on its own to keep visitors interested. One of the city’s most unique destinations is the Forestiere Underground Gardens. Built by a Sicilian immigrant, the gardens stay below the ground level so that citrus trees could grow, making it a unique sight that will capture the heart of nature lovers. Fresno has recently gone through a lot of changes in the field of agriculture, and the city’s love for homegrown produce is now one of its attractions. As you explore the city, don’t hesitate to make a slight detour to Riverdance Farm, a local organic farm where you can pick ripened blueberries and cherries to your heart’s content. For fans of cultural activities, the Fresno Art Museum offers unique artworks created mostly by local artists.

Fresno restaurants are famous for their fresh homegrown produce, and Sam’s Italian Deli & Market is where you can try local staples. If you want to cook yourself, Fresno Farmers’ Market will be a great choice.

Fresno’s main bus and train station is the Santa Fe Passenger Depot located at 2650 Tulare St. From there, you can take buses from various carriers or hop on a train on Amtrak’s San Joaquins line. The Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the city’s main airport and it is located not too far from the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Phoenix?

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Main departure 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

  • 2426 E Jefferson St

  • McDowell - 1614 N 27th Ave

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

Where does the bus arrive in Fresno?

Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St  - FNOAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

The Santa Fe Station is a historic train station and transportation hub in Fresno. The station opened in 1899 and was originally owned by the Santa Fe Railway, hence the misleading “Santa Fe” name for a station in Fresno. Passengers can board the Amtrak San Joaquins train to Oakland, Sacramento, or Bakersfield from this station, and bus service from Amtrak Thruway and Jefferson Lines also stops at this location. The Santa Fe station is just steps away from Fresno’s City Hall, the Meux Home Museum, and the Fresno Convention Center, making this station a convenient entry point to Fresno.

All bus stations in Fresno:

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

  • 1157 F St

  • 919 E St

  • CSU Shaw and Cedar Bus Stop

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