There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Tucson by subway, plane, train, 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

BART to Oakland, fly to Tucson  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Tucson (TUS) OAK - TUS

$151 - $713

Cheapest option

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Tucson  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Tucson (TUS) SJC - TUS

$112 - $505

8 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Tucson  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Tucson (TUS) SFO - TUS

$177 - $470

BART to Oakland, fly to Phoenix  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Phoenix (PHX) OAK - PHX

$129 - $416

Fly San Francisco to Phoenix  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Phoenix (PHX) SFO - PHX

$125 - $403

Bus  •  18 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Phoenix, Az
  3. Take the bus from Phoenix East to Tucson

Bus, train  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, CA to Burbank via Oakland
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$113 - $272

Caltrain, bus  •  23 h 14 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Phoenix, AZ
  3. Take the bus from Phoenix West to Tucson

Train  •  24 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$148 - $414

Drive  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Tucson 871.5 miles

$85 - $130

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Tucson hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Tucson via Los Angeles, Ca, Phoenix, Az, Van Buren St & 7th St, Van Buren St & 24th St, Phoenix East, and Tucson in around 18 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix via Burbank
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Oakland to Tucson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Palo Alto Caltrain
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Phoenix East to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Bus from Phoenix West to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Tufesa
Phone
016444102444
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from San Jose to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
Book at
gotobus.com
Plus
$40 - $60
Platinum
$60 - $80
Ejecutivo
$70 - $100

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Tucson?

The distance between San Francisco and Tucson is 1214 km. The road distance is 1394 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Tucson?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Tucson is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 13 h 59 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Tucson?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Tucson is to BART and fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $150 - $750.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Tucson?

It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from San Francisco to Tucson, including transfers.