Tucson to Nogales bus
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There are 14 intercity buses per day from Tucson to Nogales. Traveling by bus from Tucson to Nogales usually takes around one hour, but the fastest Tufesa Plus bus can make the trip in 59 minutes.
|Distance||61 mi (98 km)|
|Shortest duration||0h 59m|
|Trips per day||14|
|Most frequent service||Tufesa Plus|
How much is a bus ticket from Tucson to Nogales?
$26.25 is the average price of a bus ticket from Tucson to Nogales. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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 Tucson to Nogales is expected to range from $26 to $26. If you are looking to travel to Nogales within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $26. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $26 and can be found on March 20, 2023.
Monthly average prices
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. Booking in advance, even by a couple of days, is the best way to find cheaper bus tickets.
What bus companies travel from Tucson to Nogales?
There are 3 bus lines from Tucson to Nogales available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 10 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:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Tufesa Ejecutivo||3||1h 1m||$31.56|
|Tufesa Internacional||1||1h 0m||$24.70|
|Tufesa Plus||10||1h 0m||$24.70|
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 Tucson to Nogales, with prices starting from $25. 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
Is it safe to travel by bus from Tucson to Nogales during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Tucson to Nogales?
The bus takes an average of one hour to cover the 98 kilometers from Tucson to Nogales. However, the fastest bus only takes 59 minutes. 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Nogales. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tucson?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tucson to Nogales, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus trips to Nogales are there per day?
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.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in Tucson?
Main departure station: 5550 S 12th Ave
Most buses depart from the main station in Tucson.
All bus stations in Tucson:
5550 S 12th Ave
Where does the bus arrive in Nogales?
Main arrival 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.
Bus stations in Nogales:
219 N Arroya Blvd
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