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There are 8 ways to get from Sacramento to Tempe by plane, train, subway, bus, night bus 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 Sacramento  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Phoenix (PHX) SMF - PHX

$114 - $385

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Midtown to Reno FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Reno, NV to Mesa Incline Village

$92 - $134

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Train to Oakland, fly  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Phoenix (PHX) OAK - PHX

$127 - $408

Train to San Jose, fly  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Phoenix (PHX) SJC - PHX

$120 - $410

Train, BART to San Francisco, fly  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
  2. Take the BART from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
  3. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Phoenix (PHX) SFO - PHX

$128 - $404

Night bus, bus  •  21h 44m

  1. Take the night bus from Sacramento to East San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Phoenix

$103 - $165

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  23h 40m

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Maricopa Amtrak Station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Maricopa Amtrak to Tempe, AZ

Drive  •  12h 22m

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Tempe 769.4 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Tempe is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 12h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Tempe is to fly which costs $110 - $390 and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Tempe. However, there are services departing from Midtown and arriving at Mesa via Reno, NV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 27m.

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The distance between Sacramento and Tempe is 647 miles. The road distance is 769.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Tempe without a car is to bus which takes 15h 27m and costs $90 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Sacramento to Tempe, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Tempe is to fly which takes 3h 54m and costs $110 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Sacramento to Tempe bus services, operated by Inland Streamliner, arrive at Mesa station.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Tempe.
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  • Distance: 647 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Sacramento to Tempe hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to Tempe via Reno and Reno, NV in around 15h 27m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Sacramento to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Sacramento to Phoenix via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Sacramento to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
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 Sacramento Valley Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Santa Clara Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Richmond Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Maricopa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from MacArthur to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Midtown to Reno
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from Sacramento to East San Jose
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Inland Streamliner
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
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GotoBus
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 Maricopa Amtrak to Tempe, AZ
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Tempe is 769 miles. It takes approximately 12h 22m to drive from Sacramento to Tempe.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Phoenix Airport.

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There are 1147+ hotels available in Tempe. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12m and costs $2 - $4.

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