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There are 6 ways to get from Painted Desert to Saguaro National Park by taxi, train, bus, plane 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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Taxi, train, bus  •  9h 1m

  1. Take a taxi from Painted Desert to Winslow Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Winslow Amtrak to Flagstaff
  3. Take the bus from Flagstaff Station to Tucson

Cheapest option

Drive to Show Low, fly to Tucson  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Painted Desert to Show Low
  2. Fly from Show Low (SOW) to Tucson (TUS) SOW - TUS

4 alternative options

Taxi, bus  •  9h 39m

  1. Take a taxi from Painted Desert to Holbrook
  2. Take the bus from Holbrook to Phoenix
  3. Take the bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to University of Arizona

Taxi, train to Flagstaff, fly to Tucson  •  9h 47m

  1. Take a taxi from Painted Desert to Winslow Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Winslow Amtrak to Flagstaff
  3. Fly from Flagstaff (FLG) to Tucson (TUS) FLG - TUS

Taxi, bus to Phoenix, fly to Tucson  •  8h 28m

  1. Take a taxi from Painted Desert to Holbrook
  2. Take the bus from Holbrook to Phoenix
  3. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Tucson (TUS) PHX - TUS

Drive to Show Low, fly to Phoenix, bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Drive from Painted Desert to Show Low
  2. Fly from Show Low (SOW) to Phoenix (PHX) SOW - PHX
  3. Take the bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to University of Arizona

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Painted Desert to Saguaro National Park is to drive and fly and bus which costs $120 - $230 and takes 6h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from Painted Desert to Saguaro National Park is to drive and fly. Taking this option will cost $100 - $310 and takes 5h 55m.

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The distance between Painted Desert and Saguaro National Park is 233 miles.

The best way to get from Painted Desert to Saguaro National Park without a car is to taxi and train and bus which takes 9h 1m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 1m to get from Painted Desert to Saguaro National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Flagstaff Airport to Tucson Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 23m and has one stopover.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Flagstaff 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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Map of how to get from Painted Desert to Saguaro National Park.
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  • Distance: 232.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 1m

What companies run services between Painted Desert, AZ, USA and Saguaro National Park, AZ, USA?

There is no direct connection from Painted Desert to Saguaro National Park. However, you can take the taxi to Winslow Amtrak, take the train to Flagstaff, take the walk to Flagstaff Station, take the bus to Tucson, then take the travel to Saguaro National Park. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Holbrook, take the bus to Phoenix, take the walk to Buckeye Rd & 24th St, take the line 13 bus to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, take the bus to University of Arizona, then take the travel to Saguaro National Park.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Flagstaff to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Flagstaff to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Flagstaff to Tucson via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Phoenix to Tucson
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Show Low to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Flights from Show Low to Tucson via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Show Low to Tucson via Phoenix, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Flights from Show Low to Tucson via Phoenix, San Diego
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Show Low to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Flagstaff to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $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 Winslow Amtrak to Flagstaff
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Flagstaff Station to Tucson
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Holbrook to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to University of Arizona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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Arizona Shuttle
Other operators
Taxi from Painted Desert to Winslow Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Estimated price
$110 - $150

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