There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Tucson by plane, bus, train 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 36 min

  1. SAN - TUS

$133 - $314

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Tijuana-Nuevo Laredo / ...

$65 - $110

4 alternative options

Fly to Phoenix  •  4 h 53 min

  1. SAN - PHX

$126 - $328

Bus, train  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Tijuana Airport-Ciudad Juárez
  2. Sunset Limited / ...

$90 - $184

Train  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Pacific Surfliner
  2. Sunset Limited / ...

$108 - $284

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. 412.5 miles

$40 - $60

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 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $110 and the journey takes 13 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yuma Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Once daily
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 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Tucson
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Tucson is 588 km. The road distance is 660 km.

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

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Tucson is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $130 - $320.

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.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego and arriving at Tucson. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from San Diego to Tucson, including transfers.