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Route Information for Flights from Modesto to Phoenix

Origin Airport IATA Code SMF
Destination Airport IATA Code PHX
Distance 646 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 2:20PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 5:20AM UTC

Flying from Modesto to Phoenix

Modesto City-County Airport

The Modesto City-County Airport is located at 617 Airport Way, three miles from the center of Modesto, California. United Airlines has flights from Modesto to San Francisco, where passengers can catch connecting flights to any destination in the world. The Orbitz.com website searches flights from different airlines to find sales and low-cost airline tickets.

Parking and Transportation

The airport has a long-term parking lot at the east end of the terminal, between the terminal and the air traffic control tower. If you park your vehicle at the airport for more than two weeks, you need to fill out a Long Term Parking form. If you park your vehicle for more than 30 days, the airport charges a $25 monthly fee. You can also take a taxicab to the airport; you'll need to call the cab company and arrange for pickup. Cabs have metered fares, so the total cost of the trip depends on the length of the ride. If you need a rental car when you arrive at your destination, you can make reservations using the Orbitz.com website.

Dining at the Airport

There aren't any full-service restaurants at the Modesto City-County Airport, because it's a small airport. If you need to grab a snack before your flight, you can get snacks and drinks in the vending area, located near the terminal's waiting area. When you use Orbitz.com to find flights from Modesto, you don't have to worry about anything. The website has all of the tools you need to plan your entire vacation.

Phoenix Airport Information

Travelers to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. When you purchase tickets on cheap flights to Phoenix via Orbitz.com, you will be able to choose from all of the major domestic and international airlines that service the airport. The airport is located less than six miles east of the downtown area, so it's just a quick trip down Highway 10.

Ground Transportation in Phoenix

The most economical way to get into the city is via the Phoenix Airport Shuttle, which will drop you off by the Washington Metro Light Rail stop. There are three cab companies that can take you to downtown Phoenix or wherever you need to go, and rates are standard across all companies. Expect to pay $5 for the first mile, $2.30 for each additional mile and $23 for each hour you are delayed in traffic. If you use Orbitz.com to purchase your air tickets, consider adding on a rental car for ultimate mobility while you are in the area.

Phoenix Area Weather Information

Phoenix winters are mild, with temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s, but you will find that summers there can be brutal. While nights may be as low as the mid-70s, daytime temperatures often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Pack plenty of light-colored, lightweight clothing, and schedule your outdoor activities for early morning or late afternoon.

What to Do in Phoenix

Phoenix and the nearby city of Scottsdale are centers of arts and culture, and they also offer plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. While you are in the Phoenix area, be sure to visit Camelback Mountain, take the Thursday evening art walk in Scottsdale, visit one of more than 100 art galleries, visit the Phoenix Zoo or drive along the Apache Trail. No matter what you choose to do during your stay in Phoenix, remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you want to purchase cheap flights to Phoenix.

Flights from Modesto to Phoenix - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Modesto to Phoenix now?

Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor will help you with questions about travel restrictions and quarantine when traveling by plane from Modesto to Phoenix.

Are there non-stop flights from Modesto to Phoenix?

Start packing those bags, because there are a couple of carriers that operate nonstop flights from Sacramento Airport to Phoenix, AZ Airport (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.). Check out the fares with American Airlines and Frontier Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Modesto to Phoenix?

If conditions are good and everything goes to plan, you could be touching down at Phoenix, AZ Airport (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) from Sacramento Airport in just 1 hour and 50 minutes. With such a fast flight time, consider traveling with just carry-on luggage.

What airlines fly from Modesto to Phoenix most frequently?

American Airlines (AA) offers 108 flights every month between Sacramento Airport to Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (PHX). Your next big adventure is just clicks away. Also check out the great deals available with Frontier Airlines (F9). Offering 17 flights every month between Modesto and Phoenix, they'll ensure your journey is just as good as the destination.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Phoenix?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Phoenix have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Phoenix with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Phoenix without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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