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Mesa - Tucson Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Mesa to Tucson. Traveling by bus from Mesa to Tucson usually takes around one hour and 55 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance98 mi (157 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$19.49
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Mesa to Tucson?

Bus tickets for a trip from Mesa to Tucson cost $19.49 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Mesa to Tucson, mark your calendar for September. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $21. However, taking the bus from Mesa to Tucson during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $28. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Mesa to Tucson?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Mesa to Tucson. Greyhound is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound21h 55m$20.38
  • 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 2 bus trips from Mesa to Tucson every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 55 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tucson usually start from $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 55 minutes to cover the 98 miles from Mesa to Tucson. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Mesa to Tucson for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Mesa to Tucson, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Mesa to Tucson. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

City Information

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 Mesa?

Main departure station: Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Mesa.

All bus stations in Mesa:

  • Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Tucson?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 801 E 12th St

The Bus Terminal at 801 E 12th St is one of Tucson’s central transportation hubs. This modern station’s lighted sign announces its Greyhound service, and intercity bus routes from Jefferson Lines also serve this station. Possible destinations from Tucson’s bus terminal include Phoenix, El Paso, San Diego, and the city of sin itself, Las Vegas. This station is close to Iron Horse Park and only a mile away from the Amtrak station for passengers to continue their travels via train.

All bus stations in Tucson:

  • Bus Terminal - 801 E 12th St

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