Getting To Tucson

Planes, trains, and automobiles. ​Reaching your patch of sunshine in Tucson, Arizona.

Whether you’re buzzing down from Phoenix for the weekend, coming out for a spa holiday from LA, or taking a southern Arizona sojourn from abroad, there’s no shortage of ways to visit Tucson! Below is a list of options for reaching your patch of Sonoran sunshine.

Tucson International Airport (TUS)

More than 50 flights take off every day from Tucson International Airport (TUS) with nonstop service to 20+ destination airports, with convenient one-stop connections to more than 300+ cities around the world.

Local southern Arizona travelers choose TUS over Phoenix Airport because of its nearness, maneuverability, and parking convenience. When you calculate the value of time, mileage, and higher parking rates, using the Phoenix airport loses its appeal. Especially when you consider Phoenix's lowest airfares are for flights that require the same connections you would make from Tucson – the only difference is you’re adding extra travel time — the two-hour drive between Tucson and Phoenix.

  • Nearby airport – no two-hour drive, especially when you’re tired and on your way home.
  • Nonstop flights to major cities in the U.S.
  • Easy one-stop connections to more than 345 cities around the world.
  • Close-in parking at half the price you would pay in Phoenix.
  • Shorter security lines, so less stress.
  • First-class amenities, including local restaurants, are on the concourses while you wait.
  • See for yourself! Use FlyTucson's Cost Comparison Calculator and see how much you could save by choosing TUS. 

Tucson Train & Bus Service

Sunset Limited Amtrak (TUS)
Tucson Historic Train Depot
400 North Toole Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-1899

Train station - station building (with waiting room). Train museum, restaurant, and grab-and-go market. View a live webcam of the Tucson Historic Depot platform courtesy of Virtual Railfan.

The Sunset Limited is Amtrak's southernmost route. Currently, it runs three days a week, between New Orleans,  San Antonio,  Tucson,  Phoenix, and Los Angeles. You can also make connections to additional Amtrak trains, including the Texas Eagle, Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner, and San Joaquins.

Greyhound Bus Station
801 E. 12th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Main: (520) 792-3475
Tickets: (520) 792-3475
Baggage: (520) 792-3475
Package Express: (520) 792-3475
Customer Service: (520) 792-3475

A few blocks east of the downtown Tucson core. Hours of Operation are subject to change. Please call the Greyhound bus station to verify hours before making travel arrangements. 

Automobile Travel

Interstate 10: In Arizona, I‑10 is the major east-west Interstate Highway in the United States Sun Belt, runs east from California, enters Arizona near the town of Ehrenberg, continues through Phoenix and Tucson, and exits at the border with New Mexico near San Simon. The highway also runs through the cities of Casa Grande, Eloy, and Marana.

Interstate 19:  I-19 is a north-south Interstate Highway located entirely within Arizona. I-19 travels from Nogales, roughly 300 feet from the Mexican border, to Tucson, at I-10. The highway also travels through the cities of Rio Rico, Green Valley, and Sahuarita. I-19 is an oddity because it is the country's only continuous highway that lists distances in kilometers, rather than in miles.

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