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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

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

Check flytucson.com for up-to-date information from Tucson International Airport

Check our nonstop flights map

Choose Tucson International Airport (TUS) for convenience and a less stressful travel experience.

When you calculate the value of your time, mileage and higher parking rates, flying from Phoenix loses its appeal. Especially when you consider their lowest airfares are on flights that require the same connections you would make from Tucson – the only difference is you’re adding an extra leg; a two-hour drive to-and-from Phoenix.

The convenience of TUS for southern Arizona travelers:

  • Nearby airport – no 2-hour drive, especially when you’re tired and your way home.
  • Nonstop flights to 18 major cities in the U.S.
  • Easy one-stop connections to more than 325 destinations around the world.
  • Close-in parking at half the price you would pay in Phoenix.
  • Shorter security lines so less stress.
  • First-class amenities on the concourses 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.

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.


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:

Tune your radio to AM 1630

Dial 511, or dial (888) 411-ROAD if calling from outside Arizona

Check out the Transview website or these other online resources: AZ511.gov Traffic Updates, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) YouTube Channel and ADOT Traffic Alerts.

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!

Download a map of Arizona rest stops (PDF)

Get ideas for tours and day trips from Tucson


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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