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

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Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Flagstaff to Tempe FlixBus

$7 - $15

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Amtrak Thruway, tram  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Flagstaff, AZ to Phoenix, AZ
  2. Take the tram from 19th Ave/Dunlap to McClintock/Apache Blvd Ltrl

$4 - $5

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Flagstaff to Tempe 156 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, tram  •  3h 8m

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

$154 - $318

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Flagstaff to Tempe is to Amtrak Thruway and tram which costs $4 - $6 and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Flagstaff to Tempe is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Flagstaff and arriving at Tempe. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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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 3h and costs $7 - $15.

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The bus from Flagstaff to Tempe takes 3h including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Flagstaff to Tempe bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Flagstaff station.

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The quickest flight from Flagstaff Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 57m.

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Flagstaff to Tempe bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Tempe station.

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

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  • Distance: 124.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h

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

Flixbus USA operates a bus from Flagstaff to Tempe 3 times a week. Tickets cost $7 - $15 and the journey takes 3h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Flagstaff to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Valley Metro Phoenix
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Tram from 19th Ave/Dunlap to McClintock/Apache Blvd
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
Tram from 44th St/Washington to McClintock/Apache Blvd
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
valleymetro.org
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Flagstaff to Tempe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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American Airlines offers flights from Flagstaff Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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There are 973+ hotels available in Tempe. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Flagstaff to Flagstaff Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $12 - $17.

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