There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Tucson by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Tucson  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Tucson (TUS) MDW - TUS

$213 - $496

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Phoenix (PHX) ORD - PHX

$126 - $410

5 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Tucson  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Tucson (TUS) ORD - TUS

$163 - $437

Fly Chicago Midway to Phoenix  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Phoenix (PHX) MDW - PHX

$171 - $649

Bus  •  42 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Phoenix, Az 1351 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Phoenix East to Tucson

Train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Texas Eagle

$270 - $850

Drive  •  28 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Tucson 1794 miles

$170 - $260

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Tucson, AZ, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Tucson hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Tucson via Phoenix, Az, Van Buren St & 7th St, Van Buren St & 24th St, Phoenix East, and Tucson in around 42 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Des Moines
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
38 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$170 - $280
Flexible
$330 - $430
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Phoenix East to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
taproyal.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Tucson?

The distance between Chicago and Tucson is 2319 km. The road distance is 2870 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Tucson?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Tucson is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 28 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Tucson?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Tucson is to fly which takes 6 h 26 min and costs $210 - $500.

Is there a direct train between Chicago and Tucson?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Tucson Amtrak. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Tucson?

It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Chicago to Tucson, including transfers.