You’re here, and that’s fantastic!
Now for the details on getting around. Of course, there are rental cars available, but there is also the Sun Link Streetcar in the downtown area, taxi cabs, app-based ride-sharing, and Tucson’s TuGo Bike Share for getting up close and personal with Tucson.
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 four-mile Sun Link Streetcar route links the University of Arizona campus with four downtown-area shopping-dining-entertainment districts, from Main Gate Square, adjacent to the university on the east end, to Mercado San Agustin, in the Sentinel Peak district on the west end, by way of the Historic Fourth Avenue and the Congress Street districts.
Video: Get Streetcar Street Smart
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
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!
Get ideas for tours and day trips from Tucson international
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 of 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.