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

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Fly to Tucson  •  5 h 32 min

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

$105 - $555

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 16 min

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

$58 - $87

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Fly to Phoenix, shuttle  •  5 h

  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

$138 - $958

Bus via Phoenix, AZ  •  9 h 57 min

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

$62 - $91

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Mesa Verde - Roy Wilson Community Center 6
  2. Take the bus from Blythe to Tucson Tijuana-Reynosa / ...

$63 - $96

Bus, train  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
  3. Take the train from Pomona Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak

$77 - $209

Drive  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Palm Springs to Tucson 386.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Palm Springs to Tucson is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Springs to Tucson is to fly and shuttle which costs $130 - $1,000 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Springs to Tucson. However, there are services departing from N Palm Cyn at Chino and arriving at Tucson via Hwy 111 at Flower, Indio, CA and Phoenix. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 57 min.

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The distance between Palm Springs and Tucson is 346 miles. The road distance is 386.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Tucson without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 57 min and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Palm Springs to Tucson, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Tucson is to fly which takes 5 h 32 min and costs $100 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $95 and takes 9 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Tucson Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 2 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Palm Springs to Tucson.
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  • Distance: 345.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Palm Springs to Tucson hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palm Springs to Tucson via Hwy 111 at Flower, Monroe at Oleander, Indio, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Phoenix in around 9 h 57 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Tucson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Riverside-Downtown station to Downtown Pomona station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 Pomona Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Arizona Shuttle
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 Palm Springs - Desert Regional Medical Center to Mesa Verde - Roy Wilson Community Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Palm Springs Amtrak to Riverside Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Tucson is 1 h ahead of Palm Springs. It is currently 2:55 PM in Palm Springs and 3:55 PM in Tucson.

Yes, the driving distance between Palm Springs to Tucson is 386 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to drive from Palm Springs to Tucson.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Indio/Palm Springs Airport to Tucson Airport.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Tucson. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Palm Springs to Indio/Palm Springs Airport is to line 14 bus which takes 8 min and costs $3.

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