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Tucson-Carbondale Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Tucson to Carbondale bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$234.00
Shortest Duration42h 40m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Tucson to Carbondale right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Tucson to Carbondale?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $234.00 was the low point for bus fares from Tucson to Carbondale. Buses from Carbondale to Tucson are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $234.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 45 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 1284 miles (2066 kilometers) from Tucson, AZ to Carbondale, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 42 hours and 40 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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 Carbondale. 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tucson?

The first bus leaves at 2:00pm and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tucson to Carbondale, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Tucson to Carbondale. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Tucson to Carbondale; ticket prices start at $152.00.

What bus companies travel from Tucson to Carbondale?

There is one bus company that operates from Tucson to Carbondale. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound21d 21h 8m$235.50

Where does the bus leave from in Tucson?

Most buses depart from the main station in Tucson, Arizona:

  • Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Carbondale?

All buses from Tucson arrive at one main station in Carbondale, Illinois:

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

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