Phoenix and Las Vegas are both large and populated cities, so traffic conditions can affect the drive time on either end. However in general you should allow about 5 hours for this trip without stopping.
Las Vegas and Phoenix both have dry, sunny climates. In the summer time, temperatures can soar in both locations. However Vegas usually doesn’t reach the sweltering temperatures that Phoenix can on some days.
Phoenix is a little more humid than Southern Nevada, but definitely nothing like what you would expect from Florida or other Southeastern states.
Average daily highs in the middle of summer are 101°-105° in Las Vegas. In Phoenix they are about 104°-106°. In the winter, both cities have very livable temperatures. The average winter daily low in Phoenix can range from 44°-48°. In Las Vegas on the other hand, temperatures are a little cooler with average lows of around 38°-42°.
There are pros and cons as to whether to fly or drive from Phoenix to Las Vegas. With driving, you get to be more environmentally friendly, you get to see some sites, and with MirrorTrip - the cost of a one-way car rental is cheaper than flying, particularly if there are more than one in your travelling group. Also, if you consider the time to travel to the airport on each end of the trip, check in, and wait for your flight - it isn't that much quicker to fly on a trip of this duration.
On the otherhand, Las Vegas and Phoenix are both big cities - so traffic can be a factor. You also need to consider your comfort levels driving, and if for example, there's anything you'd like to see along the way.Back to the top