Driving Times From Surprise, Arizona, to Phoenix and Other Cities

Park and lake in Surprise, Arizona
Judy Hedding

Surprise is a city in Arizona's West Valley, located in the northwest part of the Greater Phoenix area. The following chart represents the distance from Surprise, Arizona, to a variety of nearby cities as well as the time it takes to drive there. While there are public transportation buses that travel to Surprise, the Valley Metro Rail system does not extend there. Many people who live or work in Surprise drive to their destinations.

Surprise is a generally residential community, but you will find a variety of recreational activities in town, most notably the professional baseball played in both spring and fall at ​Surprise Stadium. It's the home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers during Spring Training and the Arizona Fall League’s Surprise Saguaros. (Traffic can increase when there's a game in town, so keep that in mind if you're traveling to or from Surprise.) There is also the Surprise Aquatic Center, a water park with pools, water slides, and a snack bar, as well as a regional library.

Methodology

Note that purpose of this chart is to give an estimation between Sunrise and other cities, not an exact time or distance. All mileage and time estimates were obtained from various online mapping services. The majority of these routes are between the City Hall, Chamber of Commerce, airport, or another official central place in both Sunrise and the destination city.

You may be starting or ending at some other point in these locations, so please keep that in mind that your exact distance and travel time may vary. Similarly, as far as the times from one point to another are concerned, people drive at different speeds depending on conditions, traffic can clog up the streets (especially during rush hour), and sometimes detours pop up due to construction or other factors.

Also important to note: speed limits vary from 55 mph to 75 mph on highways in Arizona. 

Always leave extra time for your travels in case the unexpected occurs and delays you. You might also want to factor in time in case you get lost. Once you arrive at your destination, you'll also need additional time for parking, especially if you're looking for spots on the street. 

Travel Times and Distances From Surprise to Maricopa County Cities

From Surprise, Arizona to ...Distance
(miles)
Time
(minutes)
Avondale2028
Buckeye3145
Carefree3348
Cave Creek3143
Chandler5464
Fountain Hills4456
Gila Bend6577
Gilbert5263
Glendale1323
Goodyear1630
Litchfield Park1223
Mesa4755
New River2935
Paradise Valley3546
Peoria1020
Phoenix3340
Queen Creek6073
Scottsdale4149
Sun City58
Sun Lakes5563
SurpriseNANA
Tempe3848
Tolleson1824
Wickenburg3437

Travel Times and Distances From Surprise to Pinal County Cities

From Surprise, Arizona to ...Distance
(miles)
Time
(minutes)
Apache Junction6674
Casa Grande8285
Florence93102
Maricopa6472
Superior9399

Travel Times and Distances From Surprise to Other Arizona Cities

From Surprise, Arizona to ...Distance
(miles)
Time
(minutes)
Bullhead City201200
Camp Verde8885
Cottonwood101104
Douglas262266
Flagstaff141132
Grand Canyon226217
Kingman165158
Lake Havasu City198204
Lake Powell275257
Nogales207195
Payson106113
Prescott98101
Sedona114116
Show Low195209
Sierra Vista219213
Tucson150148
Yuma179171

Travel Times and Distances From Surprise to Nearby Cities Outside Arizona

From Surprise, Arizona to ...Distance
(miles)
Time
(minutes)
Disneyland, CA354325
Las Vegas, NV266261
Los Angeles, CA369337
Rocky Point, Mex*206248
San Diego, CA354331

*Passport or Passport Card required for U.S. citizens to travel to this destination.