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Distance between Scottsdale and Phoenix

Driving non-stop from Scottsdale to Phoenix

How far is Phoenix from Scottsdale? Here's the quick answer if you make this quick drive without any stops. Of course, traffic is going to make a big difference so make sure you check that before leaving.

Nonstop drive: 19 miles or 31 km

Driving time: 24 minutes

Even on a short drive, it might be more interesting to stop along the way and explore the local area. You can scroll down to see the calculation if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Scottsdale to Phoenix

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Scottsdale, Arizona and Phoenix, Arizona. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 11 miles or 18 km

Flight time: 31 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 8 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.7x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/1th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination.





Scottsdale to Phoenix road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Phoenix, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 56 minutes on the road


Itinerary

Start in Scottsdale.

Drive for about 6 minutes, then stop at Camelback Mountain and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 9 minutes then stop at Piestewa Peak and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 8 minutes then stop at Federal Pizza and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 13 minutes then stop at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 20 minutes and arrive in Phoenix.


To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:





Plan a trip to Phoenix

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Phoenix, Arizona. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Phoenix. Trippy has an entire Q&A community where you can post questions and get answers from expert travelers or locals who know the area. For instance, you might be interested in the answers to this question: Outdoor activities to top attractions. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. A great place to eat might be Chelsea's Kitchen. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Phoenix like Piestewa Peak. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Phoenix like What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?. Click the button below to explore Phoenix in detail.





How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Phoenix to Scottsdale, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Scottsdale, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Scottsdale!






At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 19 miles
driving time of 24 minutes
flight distance is 11 miles
flight time of 31 minutes
31 Scottsdale travel answers
121 Phoenix travel answers








   
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