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Sacramento - Phoenix Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Sacramento to Phoenix. Traveling by bus from Sacramento to Phoenix usually takes around 19 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 16 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance634 mi (1021 km)
Shortest duration16h 5m
Cheapest price$66.98
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Sacramento to Phoenix?

Bus tickets for a trip from Sacramento to Phoenix cost $79.27 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

$135$90$45AprApr

If you're planning to travel by bus from Sacramento to Phoenix in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $73 to $130. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 7, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Phoenix this week, bus tickets are available starting at $82.

Monthly avg. prices

$150$120$90$60$30MJJASONDJFMA
Taking the bus from Sacramento to Phoenix is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $93. If you're planning to take the bus from Sacramento to Phoenix during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $134. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 29 days in advance to save up to $106.89.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to Phoenix?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Sacramento to Phoenix that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US923h 36m$140.24
Greyhound919h 25m$104.46
  • 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 9 trips per day from Sacramento to Phoenix, 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 9 bus trips from Sacramento to Phoenix every day, with the average journey taking around 19 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Phoenix usually start from $66.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 19 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 634 miles from Sacramento to Phoenix. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 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.

Because many passengers travel from Sacramento 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

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

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Sacramento to Phoenix every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Sacramento, CA to Phoenix, AZ; ticket prices start at $141.00.

City Information

Sacramento

As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sacramento?

Main departure station: 420 Richards Blvd

Sacramento has two bus stations with service to Phoenix.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 420 Richards Blvd

  • 961 2nd St

Where does the bus arrive in Phoenix?

Main arrival station: Glendale Bus Station

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

All bus stations in Phoenix:

  • Glendale Bus Station

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

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