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There are 9 ways to get from Los Angeles to Tucson by plane, shuttle, 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.

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Fly Los Angeles to Tucson  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tucson (TUS) LAX - TUS

$83 - $311

Cheapest option

Bus Flixbus USA  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from LA Downtown to University of Arizona FlixBus

$17 - $29

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Fly Los Angeles to Phoenix, shuttle  •  5 h 19 min

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

$128 - $295

Fly Burbank to Phoenix, shuttle  •  5 h 28 min

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

$130 - $312

Train to San Diego, fly to Tucson  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Tucson (TUS) SAN - TUS

$167 - $389

Train to Ontario/San Bernardino, fly to Phoenix, shuttle  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak
  2. Fly from Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) to Phoenix (PHX) ONT - PHX
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Tucson

$150 - $299

Train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Tucson Amtrak Station Sunset Limited / ...

$75 - $210

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tucson Tijuana-Reynosa / ...

$64 - $96

Drive  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Tucson 490.1 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Tucson is to bus which costs $17 - $29 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Tucson is to fly which costs $80 - $320 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from LA Downtown and arriving at University of Arizona. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station station and arriving at Tucson Amtrak Station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 28 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Tucson is 444 miles. The road distance is 490.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tucson without a car is to train which takes 8 h 28 min and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Los Angeles to Tucson, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Tucson bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from LA Downtown station.

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Los Angeles to Tucson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Tucson is to fly which takes 4 h 1 min and costs $80 - $320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 8 h 28 min, you could also bus, which costs $17 - $29 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Tucson.
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  • Distance: 444.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Tucson, AZ, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Los Angeles to Tucson every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Tucson 6 times a week. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 8 h 28 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Burbank to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from San Diego to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Ontario/San Bernardino to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
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 Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Ontario Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Bus operators
Arizona Shuttle
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from LA Downtown to University of Arizona
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Tucson
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Tucson Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Los Angeles to Tucson bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at University of Arizona station.

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Tucson is 1 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 4:44 AM in Los Angeles and 5:44 AM in Tucson.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Tucson is 490 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to drive from Los Angeles to Tucson.

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Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Tucson Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to Tucson bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 201+ hotels available in Tucson. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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