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Tucson-El Paso Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Tucson to El Paso. Traveling by train from Tucson to El Paso usually takes around 5 hours and 55 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance262 mi (422 km)
Fastest train5h 55m
Lowest price$58.45
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Sunset Limited
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from Tucson to El Paso

Monthly average prices

$91$73$55$37$18JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$91$73$55$37$183020100

Which train should you take from Tucson to El Paso?

2 train services operate from Tucson, Arizona to El Paso, Texas. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Sunset Limited15h 55m$61.06
Amtrak Texas Eagle15h 55m$63.49

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tucson to El Paso during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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 train journey from Tucson to El Paso?

The distance between Tucson and El Paso is approximately 262 miles, or 422 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 55 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tucson to El Paso are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Tucson at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Tucson to El Paso?

Trains leave the station in Tucson twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to El Paso with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from El Paso to Tucson. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tucson to El Paso for $68.19.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tucson?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tucson.

Where is the train station in El Paso?

Arrival stations

El Paso has one train station.

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