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Getting to Tucson

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

Getting To Tucson

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)

Tucson International Airport (TUS) is open and operating as essential critical infrastructure in the transportation systems sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Detailed information for passengers at Tucson International Airport is available on the airport's website (https://bit.ly/3aXXXWE).

More than 50 flights take off every day from Tucson International Airport (TUS) on seven airlines flying nonstop to 19 destination airports, with convenient one-stop connections to more than 345 cities around the world.

Local southern Arizona travelers choose TUS over the 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 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, 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. 

The Sunset Limited is Amtrak's southernmost route. Currently, it runs three days a week, between New Orleans,  San Antonio,  Tucson,  Phoenix,  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 and 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.

Geography & Maps

The city of Tucson is 2,389 feet above sea level and covers nearly 500 square miles. The landscape is varied and includes flowering desert, rolling... Read More

Parking in Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson Parking: Plenty of Street & Garage Options WITH MORE THAN 9,000 public parking spaces in garages and lots and more than 1,800 metered... Read More

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