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)
Avondale 20 28
Buckeye 31 45
Carefree 33 48
Cave Creek 31 43
Chandler 54 64
Fountain Hills 44 56
Gila Bend 65 77
Gilbert 52 63
Glendale 13 23
Goodyear 16 30
Litchfield Park 12 23
Mesa 47 55
New River 29 35
Paradise Valley 35 46
Peoria 10 20
Phoenix 33 40
Queen Creek 60 73
Scottsdale 41 49
Sun City 5 8
Sun Lakes 55 63
Surprise NA NA
Tempe 38 48
Tolleson 18 24
Wickenburg 34 37

Travel Times and Distances From Surprise to Pinal County Cities

From Surprise, Arizona to ... Distance
(miles)
Time
(minutes)
Apache Junction 66 74
Casa Grande 82 85
Florence 93 102
Maricopa 64 72
Superior 93 99

Travel Times and Distances From Surprise to Other Arizona Cities

From Surprise, Arizona to ... Distance
(miles)
Time
(minutes)
Bullhead City 201 200
Camp Verde 88 85
Cottonwood 101 104
Douglas 262 266
Flagstaff 141 132
Grand Canyon 226 217
Kingman 165 158
Lake Havasu City 198 204
Lake Powell 275 257
Nogales 207 195
Payson 106 113
Prescott 98 101
Sedona 114 116
Show Low 195 209
Sierra Vista 219 213
Tucson 150 148
Yuma 179 171

Travel Times and Distances From Surprise to Nearby Cities Outside Arizona

From Surprise, Arizona to ... Distance
(miles)
Time
(minutes)
Disneyland, CA 354 325
Las Vegas, NV 266 261
Los Angeles, CA 369 337
Rocky Point, Mex* 206 248
San Diego, CA 354 331

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

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