Transportation Options For Showcase Patrons
Information on rental cars, taxis, and shuttles and charters can be found on our Ground Transportation page.
Limited parking is available at shows (please call individual shows for details) and parking will continue to be available at Congress St. and I-10 frontage road (West side), open daily 8am-8pm. Daily fee for most lots (public and private) is $5.
Many shows run their own free shuttles, please check their listings for more information. 2015 GemRide! Routes and other information here: http://tdot.tucsonaz.gov/park-tucson/gemshowparking.
Use transit to get around at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase:
The City of Tucson public transit providers have launched a 7-Day Pass Pilot Program in time for the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. The 7-Day Pass will provide unlimited rides on Sun Link, Sun Tran and select Sun Shuttle routes for seven consecutive days after first used on transit vehicles. The 7-Day Pass will allow for travel between the various gem shows via transit using a time frame and cost that will be ideal for Gem Show vendors and customers. Multiple Gem Show events will take place near Tucson's new Sun Link streetcar route, and many more will be along Sun Tran's bus routes. And riders can take the Sun Link streetcar and Sun Tran bus system for easy access to multiple Tucson attractions.
The 7-Day Pass, when first purchased, is loaded onto a SunGO Card, and costs $15. Subsequent passes can be loaded onto a rider's SunGO Card for $13. The 7-Day Pass can be purchased online at suntran.com/sungo/ and at select locations listed below:
- Tucson Visitor Center, 100 S. Church Ave., (520) 770-2142
- Hotel Congress, 311 East Congress St., (520) 622-8848
- Marriott University Park at their Gift Shop, 880 E. 2nd St., (520) 792-1176
- Sun Tran Special Services Office, 35 W. Alameda St., (520) 791-4100
- Sun Tran Administrative Office, 3910 N. Sun Tran Blvd., 206-8840
- At Ticket Vending Machines at the City of Tucson three Transit Centers
Additional sales locations of the 7-Day Pass may be added in the future. For additional information or assistance ordering passes using the SunGO webpage, call (520) 792-9222.