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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Phoenix usually takes around 7 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional bus can make the trip in 6 hours,

Distance357 mi (574 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price$44.99
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceTufesa Plus
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Los Angeles to Phoenix

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




June 5, 2019- Business


Pros: Cynthia, our driver had incredible service. Although traffic put us behind she had great communication with where we were at time wise and made it much less of an unpleasant circumstance. She was very personable and the best driver I’ve had thus far. Cons: The ...

Pros: Cynthia, our driver had incredible service. Although traffic put us behind she had great communication with where we were at time wise and made it much less of an unpleasant circumstance. She was very personable and the best driver I’ve had thus far. Cons: The chairs reclining. On the tufesa, they go much further and it makes the world of a difference. Tips: Book your trip at the station rather than online. I ended up being a bit late to my trip because I got stopped and harassed by some men on my walk to the bus and I went an alternate route to get out of the situation so I ended up taking a cheaper bus ride but spent way more because I paid my initial bus price plus the $20 cash change fee and I barely had enough cash.


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

$58.75 is the average price of a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Any tickets cheaper than $58.75 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Los Angeles to Phoenix is expected to range from $55 to $64. If you are looking to travel to Phoenix within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $58. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $55 and can be found on July 13, 2022.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $52 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Los Angeles to Phoenix 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


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 22 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $7.73 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

There are 4 bus lines from Los Angeles to Phoenix available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, Tufesa Plus 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 US27h 4m$54.93
Greyhound77h 27m$58.19
Tufesa Internacional27h 17m$62.00
Tufesa Plus98h 15m$62.89
  • 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 Los Angeles to Phoenix, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 7 bus trips from Los Angeles to Phoenix every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 27 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Phoenix usually start from $50.

  • 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 2 from Los Angeles to Phoenix, with prices starting from $62. 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

    Tufesa Plus

    Book Tufesa Plus from Los Angeles to Phoenix from $62. There are 9 trips per day offered by Tufesa Plus from Los Angeles to Phoenix and you can expect on average to pay for a Tufesa Plus ticket to Phoenix. In Los Angeles, Tufesa Plus departs to Phoenix from 611 Maple Ave and 3 other stations. In Phoenix, Tufesa Plus arrives at McDowell - 1614 N 27th Ave .

    An average trip on Tufesa Plus from Los Angeles to Phoenix takes 8 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available Tufesa Plus trip will get you to Phoenix in 6 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Tufesa Plus offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Phoenix.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Los Angeles 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Los Angeles to Phoenix?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 357 miles from Los Angeles to Phoenix. 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Phoenix at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Phoenix, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Phoenix without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to Phoenix; ticket prices start at $80.00.

City Information

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.


Phoenix, AZ - PHX-0

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Phoenix, AZ - PHX-1

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Phoenix, AZ - PHX-2

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

Buses to Phoenix leave from 6 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

  • 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

Where does the bus arrive in Phoenix?

Main arrival station: McDowell - 1614 N 27th Ave

Buses arrive in Phoenix at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Phoenix:

  • McDowell - 1614 N 27th Ave

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

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