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Nogales - Tucson Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Nogales to Tucson. Traveling by bus from Nogales to Tucson usually takes around one hour and 6 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional bus can make the trip in just one hour,

Distance61 mi (98 km)
Shortest duration1h 0m
Cheapest price$24.18
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceTufesa Plus
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Nogales to Tucson

Average prices by travel date

$40$27$13MayJun

Monthly average prices

$34$27$20$13$7JASONDJFMAMJ

What bus companies travel from Nogales to Tucson?

There are 3 bus lines from Nogales to Tucson available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, Tufesa Plus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tufesa Ejecutivo21h 0m$30.90
Tufesa Internacional11h 0m$24.18
Tufesa Plus91h 8m$24.18
  • Tufesa Ejecutivo, or Tufesa 'Executive', is Tufsea's business-class Mexican bus company, meaning they go above and beyond usual bus standards for a premium experience. When traveling to cities in the US and Mexico, passengers can enjoy individual touchscreens on the back of the seats, AC, WiFi, power outlets, separate male and female restrooms, and even a refrigerator onboard.

  • Tufesa Internacional is the international brand of one of the largest ground transportation providers in Mexico, Tufesa. The carrier offers daily bus trips to and from several cities in the Southwestern United States, including cross-border trips between the U.S. and Mexico. On average, Tufesa Internacional runs 1 from Nogales to Tucson, with prices starting from $24. The carrier’s fleet features modern coaches equipped with state-of-the-art technology and amenities, such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and a digital entertainment system.

  • Tufesa Plus is an economy bus service run by Tufesa. Its service area covers the southwestern states in the United States and parts of northwest Mexico. Onboard, travelers can enjoy AC, power outlets, reclining chairs, separate male and female restrooms, and WiFi while in Mexico.

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The bus takes an average of one hour and 6 minutes to cover the 98 kilometers from Nogales to Tucson. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Nogales to Tucson at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Nogales to Tucson, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Nogales to Tucson every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Nogales to Tucson without transferring.

City Information

Nogales

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Nogales is one of the most important entry points in the United States due to its location right on the border with Mexico. The city of Nogales actually exists both in the United States and Mexico, with the Mexican side hosting most of the downtown area. It is for this reason that the city is one of the most popular destinations for shopping. The city is a haven of inexpensive and beautiful artisan items for tourists to bring home, so don't forget to bring some extra pocket money! To learn some of the area's history, stop by the Pimeria Alta History Museum.

Due to the city's heritage, its food scene features some of the best Mexican dishes around. Notable local establishments on the Arizona side of the city include Cocina La Ley, El Zarape, and Machi Seafood if you'd like a bit more of a marine taste.

Nogales can be easily reached by bus, which is a convenient option if you'd like to walk into Nogales, Sonora for a day trip in Mexico - just make sure to pack a passport to cross the border! There is a small Nogales International Airport, but most commercial flights operate out of Tucson, about 70 miles north.

Tucson

A bright and sunny city with more than 350 days of sunshine and temperatures that rarely dip below 60, Tucson is undoubtedly one of Arizona's best vacation destinations. Those who don’t shy away from some outdoor activities should go on a hiking trip in the Saguaro National Park, where visitors can enjoy uninterrupted views of southwestern landscapes. Of the park's two areas, the Tucson Mountain District is the more popular one, owing to its amazing sunset views. Architecture fans could also consider visiting Mission San Xavier del Bac, a perfect example of 18th-century architecture. If you wish to learn more about the region and its unique flora and fauna, head over to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which features 230 animal species and 1,200 local plant species.

It should come as no surprise that the most famous dishes in Tucson are Mexican foods, which boast spicy, sweet and smoky flavors. One of the best spots to enjoy these delicacies is at El Charro Café, which has been around since 1922. For a more eclectic menu, Feast is a good option.

The principal Amtrak train station in Tucson is on Toole Ave. The city is served by Amtrak’s Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited lines. The main bus station is the bus terminal located at 801 E 12th St, not too far from the train station. The city’s commercial air services are fulfilled by Tucson International Airport, which is 6 miles south of the city’s center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Nogales?

Main departure station: 219 N Arroya Blvd

Most bus routes to and from Nogales, Arizona, operate from a Tufesa bus station at 219 N Arroyo Blvd. The station is less than a mile north of the U.S.-Mexico border and the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry. Since Nogales is a popular entry point into Mexico, many cross-border trips stop at this station before continuing to Mexico. The station is small, but it has essential amenities like restrooms and seating. There are also several convenience stores and fast-food spots in the area, where travelers can grab snacks before their travels.

All bus stations in Nogales:

  • 219 N Arroya Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Tucson?

Main arrival station: 5550 S 12th Ave

All buses from Nogales arrive at one main station in Tucson.

Bus stations in Tucson:

  • 5550 S 12th Ave

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