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Los Angeles - Tucson Bus Schedule
There are 15 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Tucson. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Tucson usually takes around 10 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Tufesa Internacional bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||442 mi (711 km)|
|Shortest duration||9h 15m|
|Trips per day||12|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus US|
How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Tucson?
C$66.58 is the average price of a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Tucson. Any tickets cheaper than C$66.58 can be considered a great deal. 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 Los Angeles to Tucson is expected to range from C$64 to C$83. If you are looking to travel to Tucson within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$64. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$64 and can be found on August 8, 2021.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$69 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Los Angeles to Tucson in February, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$81 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$14.50 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Tucson?
There are 4 bus lines from Los Angeles to Tucson. With 5 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:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||5||11h 35m||$46.95|
|Tufesa Internacional||4||11h 19m||$81.82|
|Tufesa Plus||4||9h 52m||$81.82|
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 4 bus trips from Los Angeles to Tucson every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tucson usually start from $81.
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 Los Angeles to Tucson, with prices starting from $82. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Los Angeles to Tucson 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.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
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?
The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 711 kilometers from Los Angeles to Tucson. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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 Tucson. 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, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Los Angeles?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Tucson, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Tucson every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to Tucson; ticket prices start at $49.09.
Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.
The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.
With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.
A bright and sunny city with more than 350 days of sunshine and temperatures that rarely dip below 60, Tucson is every summer lover’s most beautiful dream. 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.
Where does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?
Buses to Tucson leave from 10 stations in Los Angeles.
Bus stations in Los Angeles:
Downtown - Vignes Lot
611 Maple Ave
4555 E 3rd St & S McDonnell Ave E
E Olympic Blvd & S Augusta Ave Bus Stop
1658 N Orange Drive
10413 Laurel Canyon Blvd Pacoima
592 Gayley Ave
13005 Sherman Way
USC - 3492 S Hope St
Where does the bus arrive in Tucson?
Buses arrive in Tucson at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
Bus stations in Tucson:
Bus Terminal - 801 E 12th St
Arco/Ampm N Freeway - 802 W Speedway Blvd
1119 E 6th St - 6th St Garage @ University of Arizona
5621 E Broadway Blvd
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