There are 5 ways to get from Palm Desert to Tucson by bus, 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 Tufesa  •  9 h 7 min

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

$28 - $62

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Hwy 111 @ Flower SunLine Transfer Center to Mesa Verde - Roy Wilson Community Center 6
  2. Take the bus from Blythe to Tucson Tijuana-Reynosa / ...

$66 - $98

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Palm Desert to Tucson 373.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Tucson  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Tucson (TUS) PSP - TUS

$107 - $558

Line 111 bus, fly to Phoenix  •  5 h 58 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

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Palm Desert and Tucson is 334 miles. The road distance is 373.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 7 min to get from Palm Desert to Tucson, including transfers.

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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 Broadway/Euclid via Indio, CA, 12th Av/Canada St and Laos Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 7 min.

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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. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Palm Desert to Tucson every 2 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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
$35 - $55
Blythe Wellness Express
Phone
+61 760.922.1140
Website
blythewellnessexpress.org
Bus from Hwy 111 @ Flower SunLine Transfer Center to Mesa Verde - Roy Wilson Community Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
blythewellnessexpress.org
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Blythe to Tucson
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Sunline Transit
Website
sunline.org
Bus from Hwy 111 at San Luis Rey to Palm Cyn at Camino Parocela
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sunline.org

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