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Journey Information

There are 32 intercity buses per day from Phoenix to Tucson. Traveling by bus from Phoenix to Tucson usually takes around 2 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance108 mi (173 km)
Shortest duration1h 55m
Cheapest price$39.14
Trips per day32
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Phoenix to Tucson

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)




February 26, 2024- Business

Tufesa Internacional

Cons: The bus was much too cold and there was no way to inform the driver. Tips: Bring a jacket or blanket.



November 6, 2023- Business


Outlet to charge phone was working



July 11, 2023- Solo travel

Tufesa Internacional

Pros: I was safe and the ride was comfortable. Cons: Expand the service to Sierra Vista and Bisbee AZ. Tips: Go for it.



March 3, 2022- Visiting family

Tufesa Internacional

Pros: Super nice staff. I had made a mistake on the date of my ticket and they changed it for me cheerfully. Cons: TV was blasting the whole time, it would be better to have and earphone system so that those who want quiet could have it.



October 12, 2021

Tufesa Ejecutivo

First time using this company and everything went smoothly, highly recommend.

How much is a bus ticket from Phoenix to Tucson?

$47.93 is the average price of a bus ticket from Phoenix to Tucson. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Phoenix to Tucson is expected to range from $47 to $49. If you are looking to travel to Tucson within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $47. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $47 and can be found on June 24, 2024.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Phoenix to Tucson by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $41 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$1.59 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Phoenix to Tucson?

There are 4 bus lines from Phoenix to Tucson available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 16 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US162h 17m$47.74
Greyhound52h 10m$51.64
Tufesa Internacional42h 0m$48.08
Tufesa Plus112h 4m$48.08
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 16 trips per day from Phoenix to Tucson, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 5 bus trips from Phoenix to Tucson every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tucson usually start from $41.

  • 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 4 from Phoenix to Tucson, with prices starting from $48. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tucson is the county seat of Pima County, Arizona. It is 238.33 square miles, with a city population of 520,116. Tucson is 108 miles southeast of Phoenix, and 60 miles north of the United States – Mexico border.
The shortest distance between Phoenix and Tucson by way of ground transportation is 113 miles via I-10 East. By bus, the shortest duration is about 2 hours, though with traffic you can expect as long as 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Tufesa is a popular bus company serving 430 bus routes, connecting 30 cities in the United States. Tufesa buses are equipped with A/C, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, a restroom and free movies. From Phoenix to Tucson, Tufesa offers 5 trips per day that average 2 hours in length, and cost about $34.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 173 kilometers from Phoenix to Tucson. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 55 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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 Phoenix 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Phoenix to Tucson, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 32 scheduled buses that travel from Phoenix 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 Phoenix to Tucson without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Phoenix to Tucson; ticket prices start at $89.30.

City Information


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Phoenix, AZ - PHX-1

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Phoenix, in the heart of the American Southwest, is the capital of Arizona and one of the best destinations for escaping the cold winter months. But we won't lie, it can get HOT.

Sure, you can sip a margarita by the pool at any one of the city's many resorts, or you can get outside and experience some of the Sonoran Desert's unique landscapes. For impressive views of the city and the desert beyond, hike up Camelback Mountain, a 2,700-foot humped mountain which resembles a kneeling camel. If you're more a fan of Tiger Woods than camel mountains, see why Phoenix is a top destination for golf at one of the city's 200+ golf courses.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, you too can overcome your sore muscles after a long day of hiking or golfing and get ready to hit the town. After all, Phoenix is one of the biggest party hubs in the U.S. Roosevelt Row, a creative arts district known for its galleries and mural-covered walls, is one of many spots where Phoenix comes to life after dark. Recommended haunts on Roosevelt Row include the Churchill and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co, as well as The Duce which offers themed nights ranging from Cowboy Night to Burlesque.

Getting to Phoenix is surely easier than getting over your hangover. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a large and busy airport just outside of downtown, and bus service is operated from stations throughout the city connecting Phoenix to destinations in Arizona and beyond. Unfortunately, there is no train service to Phoenix.


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 Phoenix?

Main departure station: McDowell - 1614 N 27th Ave

Buses to Tucson leave from 3 stations in Phoenix.

All bus stations in Phoenix:

  • McDowell - 1614 N 27th Ave

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Tucson?

Main arrival station: 5550 S 12th Ave

Buses arrive in Tucson at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Tucson:

  • 5550 S 12th Ave

  • 1119 E 6th St - 6th St Garage @ University of Arizona

  • Bus Terminal - 801 E 12th St

  • Arco/Ampm N Freeway - 802 W Speedway Blvd

  • 5621 E Broadway Blvd

  • South Tucson

  • Downtown - 126 N 6th Ave

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