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Journey Information

There are 33 intercity buses per day from Tucson to Phoenix. Traveling by bus from Tucson to Phoenix usually takes around 2 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance108 mi (173 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$27.49
Trips per day33
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Tucson to Phoenix

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.2

3.0

Ross

October 9, 2023- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: Cheap. Cons: A/C on bus was broken and it was extremely hot. Tips: Pack a fan.

5.0

Chelsea

September 3, 2021

Greyhound

Had a fun trip, will be back again soon

5.0

Kaitlyn

May 10, 2021- Couples trip

Greyhound

Pros: It was a quick trip and great value. Cons: There was little to no enforcement of rules - COVID precautions or otherwise. Tips: Get there early if you want a seat with your partner. If you’re concerned about COVID, maybe this isn’t the best situation.

2.0

Anna

October 28, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: seats were comfortable. Cons: driver allowed passengers to smoke without consequences.As a pregnant woman i was pretty disappointed. Tips: sit at the front. The problem starters usually sit in the back.

5.0

Leighanne

August 22, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The price was phenominal. Cons: Cleaning. Tips: Can't beat this price.

How much is a bus ticket from Tucson to Phoenix?

Bus tickets for a trip from Tucson to Phoenix cost $34.18 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Tucson to Phoenix is expected to be between $34 and $37. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 16, 2024, when tickets are available for July 16, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $34.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Tucson to Phoenix are usually around $32 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 10 days in advance to save $0.29 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Tucson to Phoenix?

There are 5 bus lines from Tucson to Phoenix 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 19m$34.05
Greyhound52h 0m$37.48
Tornado Bus12h 0m$500.00
Tufesa Internacional32h 9m$35.00
Tufesa Plus122h 18m$35.00
  • 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 Tucson to Phoenix, 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 Tucson to Phoenix every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 0 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Phoenix usually start from $35.

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

  • 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 3 from Tucson to Phoenix, with prices starting from $35. 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

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 108 miles from Tucson to Phoenix. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 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 Tucson to Phoenix 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tucson to Phoenix, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 33 scheduled buses that travel from Tucson to Phoenix 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 Tucson to Phoenix without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Tucson to Phoenix; ticket prices start at $65.00.

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.

Phoenix

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Tucson?

Main departure station: 5550 S 12th Ave

Buses to Phoenix leave from 7 stations in Tucson.

All bus stations in Tucson:

  • 5550 S 12th Ave

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

  • Bus Terminal - 801 E 12th St

  • Downtown - 126 N 6th Ave

  • 5621 E Broadway Blvd

  • Arco/Ampm N Freeway - 802 W Speedway Blvd

  • South Tucson

Where does the bus arrive in Phoenix?

Main arrival station: McDowell - 1614 N 27th Ave

Buses arrive in Phoenix at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Phoenix:

  • McDowell - 1614 N 27th Ave

  • 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station (Charter)

  • Bus Terminal - 2115 E Buckeye Rd

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