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There are 9 ways to get from Orange County to Tucson by train, plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Train to Los Angeles, fly to Tucson

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tucson (TUS)

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Bus via San Bernardino

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana to San Bernardino
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino to Tucson

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Train to San Diego, fly to Tucson

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Tucson (TUS)

Fly Santa Ana to Tucson

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Tucson (TUS)

Fly Santa Ana to Phoenix, shuttle

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Phoenix (PHX)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor Airport to Tucson Amtrak Station

Line 60 bus to Long Beach, fly to Phoenix, shuttle

  1. Take the line 60 bus from 17Th-Freeman to 7Th-Channel
  2. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Phoenix (PHX)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor Airport to Tucson Amtrak Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to Tucson Amtrak Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Tucson

Drive

  1. Drive from Orange County to Tucson

Orange County to Tucson by bus

7 Weekly Buses
10h 55m Average Duration
$57 Cheapest Price
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Orange County → Tucson
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The most affordable way to get from Orange County to Tucson is to bus via San Bernardino, which costs $55 - $90 and takes 10h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Orange County to Tucson is to train and fly which costs $130 - $600 and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Orange County to Tucson. However, there are services departing from Santa Ana and arriving at Tucson via San Bernardino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Orange County to Tucson station. However, there are services departing from Santa Ana and arriving at Tucson Amtrak Station via Los Angeles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 24m.

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The distance between Orange County and Tucson is 418 miles. The road distance is 476.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Orange County to Tucson without a car is to bus via San Bernardino which takes 10h 55m and costs $55 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Orange County to Tucson, including transfers.

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Orange County to Tucson bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Santa Ana station.

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Orange County to Tucson train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Santa Ana station.

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The best way to get from Orange County to Tucson is to fly which takes 7h 4m and costs $100 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus via San Bernardino, which costs $55 - $90 and takes 10h 55m, you could also train, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 11h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Orange County to Tucson.
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  • Distance: 418.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Orange County, CA, USA and Tucson, AZ, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Orange County to Tucson hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Orange County to Tucson via San Bernardino in around 10h 55m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Santa Ana to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Santa Ana to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Santa Ana to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Long Beach to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Flights from Long Beach to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from San Diego to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Santa Ana to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Santa Ana to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Santa Ana to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $290
Flights from Long Beach to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from San Diego to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Santa Ana to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Santa Ana to Tucson via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Santa Ana to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $290
Flights from Long Beach to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Santa Ana to Tucson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Ana to Tucson via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Santa Ana to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Santa Ana to Tucson via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Santa Ana to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Train from Santa Ana to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Los Angeles to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Airport Shuttle of Phoenix
Phone
+1-480-710-3441
Email
airportshuttlephoenix@gmail.com
Website
airportshuttleofphoenix.com
Shuttle from Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor Airport to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Book at
airportshuttleofphoenix.com
OCTA
Phone
+1 714-560-6282
Website
octa.net
Bus from 17Th-Freeman to 7Th-Channel
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
OCTA
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 Santa Ana to San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
Bus from San Bernardino to Tucson
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Santa Ana Amtrak Station to Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Tucson
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$35 - $70
Adult Advance Purchase
$30 - $50

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

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Orange County to Tucson bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tucson station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Orange County to Tucson is 476 miles. It takes approximately 7h 33m to drive from Orange County to Tucson.

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

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