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Driving Times and Travel Distances From Phoenix, Arizona

How Far is It from Phoenix to ...?
How Long Does It Take to Go From Phoenix to...?

Phoenix is the hub of the Greater Phoenix area. With the metropolitan area covering more than 9,000 square miles, it can be a challenge for people to know how far they might have to drive from neighboring communities into the City of Phoenix. The following chart represents the distance from Phoenix, Arizona to the indicated city, and the time it takes to drive there.

Driving time in Phoenix

The purpose of this chart is to give an estimation, not an exact time or distance. Obviously, I had to pick one point in each location in order to map it. Typically, I chose the City Hall, Chamber of Commerce, airport or some other official central place. You may be starting or ending at some other point, so please keep that in mind. Likewise, as far as the times from one point to another are concerned, people drive differently, during different times of the day and week, and road conditions and restrictions happen. Speed limits vary from 55 mph to 75 mph on highways here.

The times are just estimates. You'll find that the online mapping services that I used to create these numbers often indicate that you'll get there in roughly 'a mile per minute'. I don't usually find that to be true. If I am driving a combination of highways and city streets, I usually leave an hour for every 50 miles, and longer if it is a major event where I expect traffic or parking problems.

The first set of cities, shown as white in the table, are in Maricopa County. The second set of cities, shown in light gray in the table, are in Pinal County are often considered part of the Greater Phoenix area because they are close by. The third set of cities, shown in darker gray, are major destinations elsewhere in the State of Arizona. The last set of places, in the darkest gray, are common driving destinations outside Arizona.

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Driving Travel Times and Distances From Phoenix, Arizona

From Phoenix, Arizona to ... Distance
Avondale 21 27
Buckeye 40 48
Carefree 32 46
Cave Creek 33 45
Chandler 22 29
Fountain Hills 26 35
Gila Bend 74 79
Gilbert 20 29
Glendale 15 27
Goodyear 24 29
Litchfield Park 25 34
Mesa 12 25
New River 37 42
Paradise Valley 11 21
Peoria 27 34
Phoenix NA NA
Queen Creek 34 49
Scottsdale 10 18
Sun City 30 36
Sun Lakes 26 34
Surprise 33 40
Tempe 6 12
Tolleson 19 23
Wickenburg 65 76
Apache Junction 31 37
Casa Grande 50 51
Florence 62 66
Maricopa 32 39
Superior 61 64
Bullhead City 233 239
Camp Verde 96 96
Cottonwood 110 114
Douglas 230 233
Flagstaff 150 143
Grand Canyon 234 228
Kingman 197 197
Lake Havasu City 207 211
Lake Powell 284 266
Nogales 175 162
Payson 86 86
Prescott 106 111
Sedona 123 127
Show Low 175 182
Sierra Vista 187 180
Tucson 118 115
Yuma 188 178
Disneyland, CA 363 332
Las Vegas, NV 297 297
Los Angeles, CA 378 343
Rocky Point, Mex* 215 254
San Diego, CA 362 337

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All mileage and time estimates were obtained from various online mapping services. Your time/distance may vary.

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