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There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Tempe by plane, tram, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Los Angeles, tram  •  3h 56m

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

$96 - $252

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Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to Tempe FlixBus

$13 - $25

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Fly from Burbank, tram  •  3h 52m

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

$92 - $259

Bus to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Union Station to Pomona Transit Center
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Phoenix (PHX) ONT - PHX

$90 - $209

Bus, tram, line 266 bus to Long Beach, fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the bus from 1st / Hill to Harbor Transitway / Harbor Fwy Station
  2. Take the tram from Harbor Freeway Station to Lakewood Blvd Station
  3. Take the line 266 bus from Lakewood Blvd Station to Lakewood / Hardwick
  4. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Phoenix (PHX) LGB - PHX
  5. Take the tram from 44th St/Washington to McClintock/Apache Blvd

$103 - $252

Train to Santa Ana, fly  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Phoenix (PHX) SNA - PHX

$97 - $237

Bus, tram to Hawthorne, fly, tram  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the bus from 1st / Hill to Harbor Transitway / Harbor Fwy Station
  2. Take the tram from Harbor Freeway Station to Hawthorne / Lennox Station
  3. Fly from Hawthorne (HHR) to Phoenix (PHX) HHR - PHX
  4. Take the tram from 44th St/Washington to McClintock/Apache Blvd

$41 - $280

Bus via McDowell/Central Ave  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Phoenix, Az 1408 / ...

$44 - $59

Train, bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Yuma Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Yuma to Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az Tijuana Airport-Reynosa

$88 - $124

Drive  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tempe 384.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Tempe is to bus which costs $13 - $25 and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Tempe is to fly and tram which costs $90 - $260 and takes 3h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from LA Downtown and arriving at Tempe. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 25m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Tempe is 369 miles. The road distance is 384.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tempe without a car is to bus via McDowell/Central Ave which takes 6h 46m and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Los Angeles to Tempe, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Tempe bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Tempe is 385 miles. It takes approximately 6h 6m to drive from Los Angeles to Tempe.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Tempe.
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  • Distance: 368.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Tempe, AZ, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Tempe hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 5h 40m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Long Beach to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Santa Ana to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Long Beach to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Santa Ana to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Advanced Air, LLC
Website
advancedaircharters.com
Flights from Hawthorne to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
Valley Metro
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Tram from 44th St/Washington to McClintock/Apache Blvd
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Valley Metro
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from Harbor Freeway Station to Lakewood Blvd Station
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Tram from Harbor Freeway Station to Hawthorne / Lennox Station
Ave. Duration
8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to Tustin station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Metrolink Trains
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Yuma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Union Station to Pomona Transit Center
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 1st / Hill to Harbor Transitway / Harbor Fwy Station
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from Lakewood Blvd Station to Lakewood / Hardwick
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Torrance Transit
Phone
+1 310-618-6266
Website
transit.torranceca.gov
Bus from 1St St + Hill St to Harbor Transitway + Harbor Freeway Station
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transit.torranceca.gov
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $100
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to Tempe
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Yuma to Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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United Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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There are 1123+ hotels available in Tempe. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 39m and costs $8 - $11.

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