Rush Hour Commute Times from East Valley Cities

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In an effort to give people an idea of how long it takes to commute from various locations around the Greater Phoenix area, visitors to Phoenix. completed a survey.

There is nothing scientific or statistically significant about these rush hour survey results. No public funds were used for this research, and no research grants were obtained! Obviously, there are factors that affect how long it takes someone to drive from here to there.

Not everyone has the same driving habits or style. Even which entrance ramp you use to get on the highway can affect your travel time. Sometimes there are accidents, road closures, or unusual weather occurrences. Taking all that into account, here's my disclaimer: your rush hour commute may be different than is mentioned here. This information is provided merely to give people an idea of how long they might be in their cars during rush hour when they live in the Phoenix area.

These are the survey responses for rush hour commutes from the East Valley. East Valley, in this case, includes Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and Apache Junction. If you are not driving during rush hour, but you want to know how long it takes to get around town, here are general driving times and distances between local cities and towns.

Commute Time From East Valley Cities and Towns
Between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

From / Commute TimeTo / Method
Cooper & Elliot, GilbertNorthern Ave & 13th St., Phoenix
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Dobson Rd and Loop 202, ChandlerCentral Ave & Filmore, Phoenix
76 - 90 minutescity streets to Park 'n' Ride, light rail
Kyrene & Ray, ChandlerMcDowell & 7th St, Phoenix
15 - 30 minuteshighways, no HOV
Chandler Heights & Higley, GilbertNorthsight & the 101 Loop, Scottsdale
46 - 60 minuteshighways, no HOV
Rural & Apache Blvd, TempeCactus & 100th St, Scottsdale
15 - 30 minuteshighways, no HOV
E. Pecks Rd & 24th St, Phoenix91st Ave & Van Buren, Avondale
31 - 45 minuteshighways, uses HOV
Rural Rd & Apache Blvd, TempeCamelback and 8th Pl, Phoenix
15 - 30 minuteshighways, no HOV
McQueen & Elliott, GilbertI-10 & 32nd Street, Phoenix
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Kyrene & Elliot, TempeGavilan Peak Pkwy & Anthem Way, Anthem
61 - 75 minuteshighways, no HOV
Hawes & Guadalupe, MesaYorkshire & 27th Ave, Phoenix
46 - 60 minuteshighways, no HOV
Dobson & Warner, Chandler56th St & Washington, Phoenix
15 - 30 minuteshighways, no HOV
Sossaman & Southern, MesaPriest & Ray, Chandler
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Ellsworth & Brown, Mesa44th & Thomas, Phoenix
15 - 30 minuteshighways, uses HOV
Guadalupe & Loop 101, MesaCollege & University, Tempe
15 - 30 minuteson city streets
University & Lindsay, Mesa28th St & Camelback, Phoenix
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Alma School & Germann, ChandlerCentral & Van Buren, Phoenix
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Ironwood & Bella Vista Road, Queen Creek Priest & Baseline, Tempe
46 - 60 minuteshighways, no HOV
Recker Rd & Loop 202, Mesa Scottsdale Rd & Chaparral, Scottsdale
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Riggs Rd and Alma School Rd, Sun LakesPalm Lane and Central Ave, Phoenix
61 - 75 minuteshighways, no HOV
Hunt Highway and Bella Vista Rd, Queen CreekMain St and First St, Florence
15 - 30 minutescity streets
Hunt Highway and Mountain Vista, Queen CreekScottsdale Rod and McDowell Rd, Scottsdale
61 - 75 minuteshighways, no HOV
Washington and Priest, Tempe47th Ave and Glendale, Glendale
15 - 30 minuteshighways, no HOV
Chandler Heights and Higley, GilbertWashington & 1st Street, Phoenix
76 - 90 minuteshighways, no HOV
Val Vista Rd and Guadalupe Rd, GilbertBell Rd & Hayden Rd, Scottsdale
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Queen Creek Rd and Dobson Rd, ChandlerAdams and 1st Ave, Phoenix
46-60 minuteshighways, no HOV
Warner & Alma School Rd, Chandler24th Avenue & Dunlap, Phoenix
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Greenfield and Grandview, Mesa40th St & Camelback Rd, Phoenix
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Power Rd & Queen Creek Rd, GilbertWashington St & 2nd Ave, Phoenix
61 - 75 minuteshighways, yes HOV
Gilbert Rd. & Pecos, GilbertGreenway/Hayden & F L W Blvd, Scottsdale
46 - 60 minuteshighways, no HOV
Elliot Rd. & S. Mountain Rd., Mesa19th Ave. & Jefferson, Phoenix
46 - 60 minuteshighways, no HOV
Dobson Rd & Baseline Rd, Mesa24th St & Highland, Phoenix
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Power Rd & Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert16th St & Northern, Phoenix
46 - 60 minuteshighways, no HOV
Ironwood & Ocotillo Rd, Queen CreekPrincess Drive & 101, Scottsdale
61 - 75 minuteshighways, no HOV
Dobson Rd. and Guadalupe Rd, MesaCamelback Rd & 28th St, Phoenix
31 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Peralta Rd & US 60, Gold CanyonIndian School Rd & Central Ave, Phoenix
61 - 90 minuteshighways, no HOV
Ray Rd. & McQueen, ChandlerRay Rd & Dobson, Chandler
15 - 30 minuteson city streets
Price Rd. & Ocotillo Rd., ChandlerElliot Rd & Priest, Tempe
15 - 30 minuteshighways, no HOV
Pecos Rd. & Higley Rd, GilbertSouthern & McClintock, Tempe
31 - 45 minuteson city streets
Queen Creek Rd & Alma School Rd, Chandler1st Ave & Roosevelt, Phoenix
46 - 60 minuteshighways, no HOV
Warner Rd. & Val Vista, GilbertUnion Hills and I-17, Phoenix
46 - 60 minuteshighways, no HOV
Price Rd. & Ocotillo Rd., ChandlerSky Harbor Airport, Phoenix
30 - 45 minuteshighways, no HOV
Price Rd. & Ocotillo Rd., Chandler45th Avenue & Olive, Glendale
45 - 60 minuteshighways, no HOV