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There are 6 ways to get from Houston to Tucson by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly Houston to Tucson  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Tucson (TUS) IAH - TUS

$173 - $705

Cheapest option

Bus  •  23h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9087 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Tucson Matamoros-Tijuana Airport / ...

$109 - $197

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Phoenix, shuttle  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Phoenix (PHX) HOU - PHX
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Tucson

$231 - $1,056

Fly Houston to Phoenix, shuttle  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Phoenix (PHX) IAH - PHX
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Tucson

$201 - $908

Train  •  25h 50m

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to Tucson Amtrak Station Sunset Limited

$140 - $430

Drive  •  17h 9m

  1. Drive from Houston to Tucson 1066 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Tucson is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Tucson is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Tucson. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Tucson via San Antonio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Houston Amtrak Station station and arriving at Tucson Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 25h 50m.

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The distance between Houston and Tucson is 942 miles. The road distance is 1066 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Tucson without a car is to bus which takes 23h 36m and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Houston to Tucson, including transfers.

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Houston to Tucson bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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Houston to Tucson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Houston Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Tucson is to fly which takes 5h 53m and costs $170 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $200 and takes 23h 36m, you could also train, which costs $140 - $430 and takes 25h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Tucson.
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  • Distance: 941.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Tucson, AZ, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Frontier Airlines fly from Houston to Tucson hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Tucson via San Antonio, Tx and San Antonio in around 23h 36m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Phoenix via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Phoenix via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,200
Flights from Houston to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Phoenix via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
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 Houston Amtrak Station to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Arizona Shuttle
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Tucson
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Tucson Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 46m.

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Houston to Tucson bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Tucson station.

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Tucson is 1h behind Houston. It is currently 8:24 AM in Houston and 7:24 AM in Tucson.

Houston to Tucson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tucson Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Tucson is 1066 miles. It takes approximately 17h 9m to drive from Houston to Tucson.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Houston Airport to Tucson Airport.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Tucson. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50m and costs $1 - $4.

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