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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...






Getting Here, Getting Around & Exploring Arizona

Located on US Interstate 10, home to an international airport and served by Amtrak and Greyhound, Tucson is easy to get to. Once you're here, rent a car, take a cab or bus, and ride our new modern streetcar.

Flights to Tucson
Train & Bus Service to Tucson
Renting a Car
Tucson's Sun Link Streetcar
Taxis, Limos, Shuttles & Charters
Bus Service within Tucson
Traffic & Construction Info
Touring Around Arizona
International Travel Info

Flights to Tucson

Tucson is served by six airlines with daily nonstop service to/from 15 destinations and connections around the world.


Watch how easy it is to get here!


Train & Bus Service to Tucson

The Sunset Limited Amtrak train line runs three days a week and connects Los Angeles to New Orleans with service to downtown Tucson. Downtown is also home to the Greyhound Bus station, open 24 hours all year long.

Renting a Car

All of the major car rental agencies have fleets at Tucson International Airport. You'll also find a number of rental car agencies throughout the city if looking for a shorter-term or specialty rental during your stay.

Tucson's Sun Link Streetcar

Tucson's Sun Link Streetcar will link the University of Arizona to the Mercado neighborhood by way of downtown Tucson and the popular 4th Avenue dining, shopping, and entertainment district, following the main artery of Tucson's Urban Core.

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Taxis, Limos, Shuttles & Charters

In many parts of Tucson, including downtown and the University area, you can walk to great dining, shopping, and entertainment, but you may want wheels while you're here. If you prefer not to rent a car, taxi and limo services can get you where you need to go. Shuttle services and charter services also offer convenient transportation to the airport and other locations.

Bus Service within Tucson

Tucson's Sun Tran bus service offers more than 40 routes throughout the city and its outskirts, including 13 express routes. Learn more online or call (520) 792-9222 for route maps and schedules.

Traffic & Construction Info

There are a number of ways to get updates on traffic, construction, detours and closures around Tucson:

Please note: Some areas of town do use speed enforcement cameras. Mind your speed to stay happy and safe!

Touring Around Arizona

Arizona is an incredibly diverse and beautiful state: pine forests in the north, the Sonoran Desert and Mexico border in the south, rivers, mountains, small towns, ghost towns, big cities, and one of the largest metro regions in the U.S. Make Tucson your home base as you explore everything the Grand Canyon State has to offer!

International Travel Info

The twin U.S./Mexico cities of Nogales and the Mexico border are just over an hour south of Tucson, giving visitors a great opportunity to explore another country during their Tucson stay.

If International travel is on your itinerary, there are a couple things you need to know:

  • If entering from Mexico, you MUST HAVE proper travel documentation for travel into Arizona
  • If driving into Mexico, you MUST have Mexican insurance! Call our Visitor Center for more information: (800) 638-8350
  • American citizens crossing back to Arizona after visiting Mexico MUST have valid travel documentation such as a passport or passport card. For a list of acceptable documentation, visit the U.S. Customs & Border Protection website. 
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Fly Tucson Airport

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Choose Tucson International Airport (TUS) for convenience and savings. Local travelers can save an average of $237 by beginning their trips at TUS.

When you add in time, travel costs, and parking fees, flights from Phoenix aren't a bargain. In fact, you will generally pay more in the long run.

Plus, TUS offers nonstop convenience for Southern Arizona travelers.

  • Fly nonstop to 16 major cities in the U.S.
  • Connect with only one-stop to more than 310 destinations around the world
  • Park nearby for half of the cost of parking at Sky Harbor in Phoenix
  • Short security lines mean less hassle for travelers
  • Enjoy first-class amenities on the concourse while you wait

And, your decision to fly TUS is an investment in our community.

  • Every ticket purchased for a Tucson flight is a vote for more air service
  • Higher flight demand yields more flights
  • Airlines enter new markets and add service based on demand
  • Additional air service depends on Tucson supporting the airlines that already fly into TUS
See for yourself! Use FlyTucson's Cost Comparison Calculator and see how much you could save.