There are 4 ways to get from Flagstaff to Tempe by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  2 h

  1. Fly from Flagstaff (FLG) to Phoenix (PHX) FLG - PHX
  2. Take the train from 44th St/Washington to McClintock/Apache Blvd

$156 - $319

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Amtrak Thruway, train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Flagstaff, AZ to Phoenix, AZ 8561
  2. Take the train from 19th Ave/Dunlap to McClintock/Apache Blvd METRO Light Rail

$4 - $5

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Flagstaff, Az to Phoenix, Az 1353

$22 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Flagstaff to Tempe 156 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Flagstaff to Tempe is to Amtrak Thruway and train which costs $4 - $6 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Flagstaff to Tempe is to fly and train which costs $150 - $320 and takes 2 h.

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The distance between Flagstaff and Tempe is 125 miles. The road distance is 156 miles.

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The best way to get from Flagstaff to Tempe without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $22 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Flagstaff to Tempe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Flagstaff Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Flagstaff to Tempe is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Flagstaff to Tempe.

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American Airlines offers flights from Flagstaff Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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There are 855+ hotels available in Tempe. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Flagstaff to Flagstaff Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs $14 - $17.

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Map of how to get from Flagstaff to Tempe.
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  • Distance: 124.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

What companies run services between Flagstaff, AZ, USA and Tempe, AZ, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Flagstaff to Tempe hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Flagstaff to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Valley Metro Phoenix
Website
valleymetro.org
Train from 44th St/Washington to McClintock/Apache Blvd
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
Train from 19th Ave/Dunlap to McClintock/Apache Blvd
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Flagstaff, Az to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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