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

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Fly San Antonio to Tucson  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Tucson (TUS) SAT - TUS

$203 - $903

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Bus  •  19h 34m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Tucson Matamoros-Tijuana Airport / ...

$87 - $134

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Bus to Austin, fly to Tucson  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Tucson (TUS) AUS - TUS

$319 - $472

Fly San Antonio to Phoenix, shuttle  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Phoenix (PHX) SAT - PHX
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Tucson

$171 - $546

Train  •  18h

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Tucson Amtrak Station Sunset Limited / ...

$120 - $360

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Lordsburg, Nm 1419
  2. Take the bus from Lordsburg to Tucson Ciudad Juárez-Tijuana Airport / ...

$111 - $240

Drive  •  14h 13m

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Tucson 872.2 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Tucson is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Tucson is to fly and shuttle which costs $170 - $550 and takes 6h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to Tucson. However, there are services departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at Tucson via Lordsburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Antonio Amtrak Station station and arriving at Tucson Amtrak Station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 18h.

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The distance between San Antonio and Tucson is 767 miles. The road distance is 872.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Tucson without a car is to train which takes 18h and costs $120 - $360.

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It takes approximately 7h 17m to get from San Antonio to Tucson, including transfers.

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San Antonio to Tucson bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Antonio, Tx station.

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San Antonio to Tucson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Antonio Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Tucson is to fly which takes 7h 17m and costs $200 - $950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 18h, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $240 and takes 18h.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to Tucson.
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  • Distance: 766.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 17m

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and Tucson, AZ, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Antonio to Tucson hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Antonio to Tucson 6 times a week. Tickets cost $120 - $360 and the journey takes 18h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Tucson via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Austin to Tucson via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Antonio to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Phoenix via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Austin to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Antonio to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Phoenix via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Tucson via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Antonio to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Tucson via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
ViaAir
Website
flyviaair.com
Flights from Austin to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $430
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 San Antonio Amtrak Station to Tucson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
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 San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Lordsburg, Nm
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Arizona Shuttle
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Lordsburg to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Tucson
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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There is no direct flight from San Antonio Airport to Tucson Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 26m and has one stopover.

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San Antonio to Tucson bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Tucson station.

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Tucson is 1h behind San Antonio. It is currently 11:58 AM in San Antonio and 10:58 AM in Tucson.

San Antonio to Tucson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tucson Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Tucson is 872 miles. It takes approximately 14h 13m to drive from San Antonio to Tucson.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to Tucson Airport.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Tucson. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 40m and costs $2.

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