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There are 6 ways to get from El Centro to Saguaro National Park by bus, train, night bus or plane

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

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from El Centro to Yuma
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Station

5 alternative options

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from El Centro to Tucson

Night bus to San Diego, fly

  1. Take the night bus from El Centro to San Diego State University
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Tucson (TUS)

Night bus to Phoenix, fly

  1. Take the night bus from El Centro to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/44th Street Station
  2. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Tucson (TUS)

Fly from El Centro

  1. Fly from El Centro (IPL) to Tucson (TUS)

Bus to Yuma, fly

  1. Take the bus from El Centro to Yuma
  2. Fly from Yuma (YUM) to Tucson (TUS)

El Centro (IPL) to Tucson (TUS) flights

The flight time between El Centro (IPL) and Tucson (TUS) is around 8h 16m and covers a distance of around 276 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 15m. The fastest flight normally takes 4h 56m. Services are operated by Southern Airways Express, Delta, Southwest Airlines and others. Typically 89 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
4h
Layover time:
4h 15m
Total time:
8h 16m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
4h 56m
Flight distance:
276 miles
Flights per week:
89
Cheapest price:
$97
Carbon emissions:
146 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:00
Last flight departs at:
15:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

El Centro (IPL) to Tucson (TUS) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from El Centro to Saguaro National Park is to bus and train which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from El Centro to Saguaro National Park is to fly. Taking this option will cost $100 - $310 and takes 5h 39m.

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The distance between El Centro and Saguaro National Park is 294 miles.

The best way to get from El Centro to Saguaro National Park without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 3m and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 9h 3m to get from El Centro to Saguaro National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Tucson Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Tucson Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Saguaro National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from El Centro to El Centro Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $10 - $13.

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Map of how to get from El Centro to Saguaro National Park.
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  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 9h 3m

What companies run services between El Centro, CA, USA and Saguaro National Park, AZ, USA?

FlixBus-us operates a vehicle from El Centro to Tucson 4 times a week, and the journey takes 6h 45m. Alternatively, Southern Airways Express, Delta and four other airlines fly from El Centro to Saguaro National Park hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Phoenix to Tucson
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from El Centro to Tucson via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Yuma to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Yuma to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Yuma to Tucson via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from El Centro to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from El Centro to Tucson via Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from El Centro to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Flights from El Centro to Tucson via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yuma Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from El Centro to Yuma
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from El Centro to Tucson
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from El Centro to San Diego State University
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Night bus from El Centro to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/44th Street Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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