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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Phoenix to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Phoenix to Los Angeles usually takes around 7 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional bus can make the trip in 6 hours,

Distance357 mi (574 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price$24.99
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceTufesa Internacional
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Biher

January 23, 2020- Visiting family

Tufesa Internacional

very comfortable

very comfortable

5.0

Jean

August 13, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The bus was new and the driver was an extremely safe driver! Cons: Nothing. Tips: Book now, you won’t regret it!

Pros: The bus was new and the driver was an extremely safe driver! Cons: Nothing. Tips: Book now, you won’t regret it!

3.0

Kayla

June 27, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I got where I needed to go eventually and more cheaply than an airplane. Cons: The bus smelled really, really strongly of pee. And we were on one of the old buses, so the cloth seats held onto the pee as well as were incredibly uncomfortable.

Pros: I got where I needed to go eventually and more cheaply than an airplane. Cons: The bus smelled really, really strongly of pee. And we were on one of the old buses, so the cloth seats held onto the pee as well as were incredibly uncomfortable.

How much is a bus ticket from Phoenix to Los Angeles?

$49.73 is the average price of a bus ticket from Phoenix to Los Angeles. Any tickets cheaper than $49.73 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Phoenix to Los Angeles is expected to range from $46 to $58. If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $46. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $46 and can be found on October 18, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $47 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Phoenix to Los Angeles in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $57 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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. Booking in advance is the best way to find cheap bus tickets, even if it’s only by a few days.

What bus companies travel from Phoenix to Los Angeles?

There are 4 bus lines from Phoenix to Los Angeles. With 8 daily trips, Tufesa Internacional 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 US48h 18m$30.46
Greyhound67h 25m$53.53
Tufesa Internacional87h 30m$60.61
Tufesa Plus48h 8m$61.25
  • 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 6 bus trips from Phoenix to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from $48.

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  • Tufesa Internacional

    Tufesa Internacional

    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 8 trips from Phoenix to Los Angeles, with prices starting from $60. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Phoenix to Los Angeles 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?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 357 miles from Phoenix to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours. 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.

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

Because many passengers travel from Phoenix to Los Angeles 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 Phoenix?

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 Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Phoenix to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 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 Los Angeles; ticket prices start at $80.00.

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 the Southwest and beyond. Unfortunately, there is no train service to Phoenix.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Phoenix?

Departure stations

Buses to Los Angeles leave from 4 stations in Phoenix.

Bus stations in Phoenix:

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

  • 1620 N 59th Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • 4555 E 3rd St & S McDonnell Ave E

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • E Olympic Blvd & S Augusta Ave Bus Stop

  • 10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

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