How to Reach Tucson - The Easiest Way to Reach Tucson


  • By Air: The Tucson International Airport is located around 12 kilometers from the city center and is the second busiest airport in Arizona after Phoenix. You can take the Tucson Taxi Service available at the airport to reach the city. Shuttles service are also available at the airport.
  • By Train: You can reach Tucson by Train by opting for the Amtrak railway service. The Los Angeles - New Orleans line is preferred to reach the city.
  • By Bus: If you are travelling from Mexico, you can take the TUFESA Bus Lines or the Crucero USA bus service which serve as a route to multiple location in Arizona.
  • If you are travelling to Tucson from the Sky Harbor, you can take theArizona Shuttle
  • By Car: If you are traveling from the cities located to the North and South-east of Tucson- take the I-10freeway. If you are travelling from cities located to the south of Tucson-take the I-19 freeway.


  • By Bus: Metropolitan Bus system connects the metropolitan area of Tucson. The busses are free for children below 5 years and day passes are also available. If you want to explore the city’s outskirts, a bus will not help much.
  • By renting a Car: Renting a car is the most preferred way to see Tucson and cover its east-west lengths. Many local rentals are available if you have the necessary documents and driver’s license.
  • By Trolley: Though limited in connectivity, this is by far the most fun way of getting around Tucson and only covers the stretch from thelocation of theUniversity of Arizona to the downtown area.
  • By Taxi: Taxis operate on a base charge with additional charges for per mile. If you are staying at a resort, chances are they will arrange a Taxi service or shuttle for you at a decent price.
  • By walking: If downtown is where you want to breathe for your stay in Tucson, the best way to see the area is on foot. 

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Modes of Transportation in Tucson

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Tucson. The most preferred mode of transport in Tucson is Car.

Average distance: 19.33 km Average time: 32.62 min

  • Car 77.42%
    Driving 32.13 min Walking 0.71 min Overall average time for 21.56 kms 32.83 min
  • Bike 6.45%
    Bike 55 min Overall average time for 15.37 kms 55 min
  • Walking 6.45%
    Walking 17.5 min Overall average time for 1.21 kms 17.5 min
  • Motorbike 3.23%
    Motorbike 13 min Overall average time for 10 kms 13 min

How to Reach Tucson from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Sahuarita to Tucson 10.98 km 10 mins
Vail to Tucson 26.59 km 26 mins
Heroic nogales to Tucson 36.57 km 36 mins
Sierra vista to Tucson 76.93 km 1 hour 16 mins
Gilbert to Tucson 106.23 km 1 hour 46 mins
Chandler to Tucson 110.75 km 1 hour 50 mins
Mesa to Tucson 111.58 km 1 hour 51 mins
Scottsdale to Tucson 122.5 km 2 hours 2 mins
Tempe to Tucson 123.16 km 2 hours 3 mins
Paradise valley to Tucson 124.82 km 2 hours 4 mins
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