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

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

Fly to Tucson  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Tucson (TUS) SAN - TUS

$133 - $314

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego, Ca to Phoenix, Az 6316
  2. Take the bus from Tempe to Tucson FlixBus

$47 - $112

5 alternative options

Fly to Phoenix  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Phoenix (PHX) SAN - PHX

$126 - $328

Bus, train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Yuma Tijuana-Ciudad Juárez 19:50 / ...
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$92 - $186

Bus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Tucson Tijuana-Ciudad Juárez 19:50 / ...

$60 - $100

Train  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$108 - $284

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Tucson 412.5 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Tucson is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Tucson is to fly which costs $130 - $320 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego and arriving at Tucson. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Tucson. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Tucson Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 27 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Tucson is 367 miles. The road distance is 412.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Tucson without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 46 min and costs $90 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from San Diego to Tucson, including transfers.

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San Diego to Tucson bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from San Diego station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Tucson.
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  • Distance: 367.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Tucson, AZ, USA?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from San Diego to Tucson 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Mexico operates a bus from San Diego to Tucson 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yuma Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Yuma
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Tucson
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from San Diego, Ca to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tempe to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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