There are 7 ways to get from Palm Desert to Tucson by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus EPLA Limo Express  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Indio to Phoenix, AZ
  2. Take the bus from Tempe to University of Arizona FlixBus

$42 - $67

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Bus Tufesa  •  9 h 18 min

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

$62 - $91

Bus Tufesa #2  •  9 h 37 min

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

$58 - $87

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  12 h 18 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 - $99

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Palm Desert to Tucson 373.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Tucson  •  6 h 33 min

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

$108 - $558

Fly to Phoenix, shuttle  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Phoenix (PHX) PSP - PHX
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Tucson

$141 - $961

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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 Tucson via Hwy 111 at Flower, Indio, CA and Phoenix. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 18 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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The best way to get from Palm Desert to Tucson without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 57 min to get from Palm Desert to Tucson, including transfers.

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Palm Desert to Tucson bus services, operated by Tufesa, depart from Indio, CA station.

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The best way to get from Palm Desert to Tucson is to bus which takes 8 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 6 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Tucson Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Palm Desert to Tucson bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at Tucson station.

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Tucson is 1 h ahead of Palm Desert. It is currently 7:23 AM in Palm Desert and 7:23 AM in Tucson.

Yes, the driving distance between Palm Desert to Tucson is 374 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to drive from Palm Desert to Tucson.

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  • Distance: 334.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 57 min

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

You can take a bus from Palm Desert to Tucson via Hwy 111 at Las Palmas, Indio, Phoenix, AZ, 7th St & Roosevelt St, Van Buren St & Central Av, Van Buren/1st Ave, University Dr/Rural, and Tempe in around 8 h 57 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Palm Desert to Tucson hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Bus operators
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Indio to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tempe to University of Arizona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Indio, CA to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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GotoBus
Bus from Phoenix to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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GotoBus
Bus from Indio, CA to Tucson, AZ
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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GotoBus
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
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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Tucson Airport.

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