The flight route from Los Angeles (LAX) to Phoenix (PHX) comprises 256 miles and amounts to a flight time of just under an hour and a half. Between 23 and 26 direct flights are offered every day by the following airlines: Southwest, US, Delta, American and United.
Although the two destinations are quite close together be sure to book your trip as early as possible to avoid paying more for your air ticket than you need to. The best way to find a low cost ticket remains booking as early as possible and avoiding school vacation periods and weekends.
When you land in Phoenix it may seem like you've landed in a desert town, but in actual fact it is an oasis of life, filled with interesting attractions and activities. Taking a trip out the Apache trail for instance will take you past the Roosevelt lake, the Lost Dutchman State Park, Goldfield Ghost Town, the Tonto National Monument and Saguaro Lake. Inside the city limits there is also a plethora of activities waiting for you: from visiting local spots stadiums to taking in the natural beauty at the Desert Botanical Gardens. You can reach all of this from the airport with relative ease. As soon as you step out the building a fleet of taxis, shuttles, and if you would like- even limos.