There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Tucson by plane, train, bus 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 16 min

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

$213 - $496

Cheapest option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix  •  7 h 42 min

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

$126 - $410

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Tucson  •  6 h 28 min

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

$163 - $437

Fly Chicago Midway to Phoenix  •  7 h 34 min

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

$171 - $649

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  39 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Flagstaff, AZ to Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor Airport
  3. Take the bus from Phoenix to Tucson

Bus  •  43 h 13 min

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

$177 - $442

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

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Tucson is to fly which costs $210 - $500 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Tucson is 1450 miles. The road distance is 1794 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Chicago to Tucson, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Tucson. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at 6th St/Treat via Phoenix Downtown and St Mary's/I-10 Interstate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 13 min.

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

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The nearest airport to Tucson is Tucson (TUS) Airport which is 7 miles away. Other nearby airports include Phoenix esa Gateway (AZA) (87 miles), Phoenix (PHX) (105 miles), Hermosillo (HMO) (217.6 miles) and Ciudad Juarez (CJS) (267.9 miles).

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Tucson.
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  • Distance: 1449.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Tucson every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Tucson via Phoenix, Az, Phoenix Downtown, Tucson, and St Mary's/I-10 Interstate in around 43 h 13 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Phoenix via Omaha
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 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 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Des Moines
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Tucson via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Tucson via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,100
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
3 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 Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Phoenix to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Phoenix Downtown to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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