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There are 5 ways to get from Phoenix to Bay City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Saginaw  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Saginaw (MBS) PHX - MBS

$236 - $931

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Fly to Flint, bus  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Flint (FNT) PHX - FNT
  2. Take the bus from Flint to Bay City

$196 - $813

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  45 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix Airport to Flagstaff
  2. Take the train from Flagstaff Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Flint Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Flint to Bay City

$274 - $842

Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City

$217 - $526

Drive  •  32 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Bay City 2096.9 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Bay City is to drive which costs $200 - $300 and takes 32 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Bay City is to fly which costs $230 - $950 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phoenix to Bay City. However, there are services departing from Phoenix, Az and arriving at Bay City via Chicago, Il and Detroit, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between Phoenix and Bay City is 1676 miles. The road distance is 2096.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Bay City without a car is to bus and train which takes 45 h 55 min and costs $270 - $850.

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It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from Phoenix to Bay City, including transfers.

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Phoenix to Bay City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Phoenix, Az station.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Bay City is to fly which takes 7 h 31 min and costs $230 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $550 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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There is no direct flight from Phoenix Airport to Saginaw Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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Phoenix to Bay City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Bay City station.

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Map of how to get from Phoenix to Bay City.
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  • Distance: 1676.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 31 min

What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and Bay City, MI, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Phoenix to Bay City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phoenix to Bay City via Chicago, Il, Detroit, Mi, and Detroit, MI in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Saginaw via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Phoenix to Saginaw via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Phoenix to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Flint via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Saginaw via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Phoenix to Saginaw via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Phoenix to Saginaw via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Phoenix to Flint via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Flint via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Flint via Des Moines, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Flint via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Flint via Kansas City, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
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 Flagstaff Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
32 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,100
Train from Chicago Union Station to Flint Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Flint to Bay City
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Bay City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Flint to Bay City
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Phoenix Airport to Flagstaff
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Phoenix, Az to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$160 - $280
Flexible
$320 - $420
Bus from Chicago, Il to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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More Questions & Answers

Bay City is 2 h ahead of Phoenix. It is currently 3:48 PM in Phoenix and 5:48 PM in Bay City.

Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to Bay City is 2097 miles. It takes approximately 32 h 47 min to drive from Phoenix to Bay City.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Phoenix Airport to Saginaw Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Bay City. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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