Travel Times From Mesa to Phoenix and Other Arizona Cities

Alliance Pavilion at Mesa Arts Center. Photo Courtesy Mesa Arts Center

Mesa is a city in the East Valley, and is one of the most populous cities in Arizona. It also covers quite a bit of area! METRO Light Rail serves Mesa along Main Street from the west end of Mesa's Main Street to Downtown Mesa.

Mesa has older sections as well as new master-planned communities, agricultural areas, colleges, theaters, shopping malls, hospitals, baseball stadiums that host Spring Training baseball and is home to the Mesa Arizona Temple (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

The following chart represents the distance from Mesa, Arizona to the indicated city, and the time it takes to drive there. 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 and are considered part of the Greater Phoenix area. The third set of cities, shown in darker gray, are major destinations elsewhere in the State of Arizona.

Travel Times and Distances From Mesa, Arizona

From Mesa, Arizona to ... Distance
Avondale 32 38
Buckeye 51 59
Carefree 33 46
Cave Creek 36 47
Chandler 18 26
Fountain Hills 18 30
Gila Bend 86 90
Gilbert 10 18
Glendale 27 38
Goodyear 35 41
Litchfield Park 37 45
Mesa NA NA
New River 47 52
Paradise Valley 15 25
Peoria 38 46
Phoenix 12 25
Queen Creek 24 39
Scottsdale 11 21
Sun City 44 49
Sun Lakes 15 30
Surprise 47 55
Tempe 7 14
Tolleson 29 37
Wickenburg 82 91
Apache Junction 22 30
Casa Grande 53 55
Florence 51 56
Maricopa 35 42
Superior 50 53
Bullhead City 244 250
Camp Verde 106 103
Cottonwood 119 121
Douglas 233 236
Flagstaff 160 150
Grand Canyon 244 235
Kingman 208 208
Lake Havasu City 218 222
Lake Powell 294 276
Nogales 178 165
Payson 78 77
Prescott 115 118
Sedona 132 133
Show Low 167 173
Sierra Vista 191 183
Tucson 122 118
Yuma 199 189
Disneyland, CA 374 343
Las Vegas, NV 310 310
Los Angeles, CA 390 356
Rocky Point, Mex* 226 267
San Diego, CA 374 350

*Passport or Passport Card required.
All mileage and time estimates were obtained from various online mapping services. Your time/distance may vary.

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