There are 5 ways to get from Palm Desert to Tucson by bus, shuttle, car 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Indio, CA to Tucson, AZ

$27 - $60

4 alternative options

Bus, shuttle  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Indio to Phoenix, AZ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Tucson

$66 - $101

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Palm Desert to Tucson 373.6 miles

$35 - $55

Line 111 bus, fly to Tucson  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 111 bus from Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey to Palm Cyn at Camino Parocela
  2. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Tucson (TUS) PSP - TUS

$107 - $558

Line 111 bus, fly to Phoenix  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 111 bus from Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey to Palm Cyn at Camino Parocela
  2. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Phoenix (PHX) PSP - PHX

$130 - $951

What companies run services between Palm Desert, CA, USA and Tucson, AZ, USA?

Tufesa operates a bus from Palm Desert to Tucson once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $55 and the journey takes 6 h 43 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Bus operators
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Indio, CA to Tucson, AZ
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Plus
$23 - $35
Platinum
$35 - $45
Ejecutivo
$40 - $55
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Indio to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Arizona Shuttle
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey to Palm Cyn at Camino Parocela
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Palm Desert to Tucson?

The distance between Palm Desert and Tucson is 535 km. The road distance is 598 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Palm Desert to Tucson?

The cheapest way to get from Palm Desert to Tucson is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5 h 53 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Palm Desert to Tucson?

The quickest way to get from Palm Desert to Tucson is to line 111 bus and fly which takes 5 h 51 min and costs $130 - $950.

Is there a direct bus between Palm Desert and Tucson?

No, there is no direct bus from Palm Desert to Tucson. However, there are services departing from Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey and arriving at Downtown Ronstadt Center via Indio, CA, 12th Av/Canada St and Laos Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 4 min.

How long does it take to get from Palm Desert to Tucson?

It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to get from Palm Desert to Tucson, including transfers.