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There are 10 ways to get from San Francisco to Tucson by subway, plane, train, shuttle, night bus, 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.

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BART to Oakland, fly to Tucson  •  4 h 43 min

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

$152 - $713

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Night bus, train  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Francisco to Burbank FlixBus
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$94 - $241

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Fly San Francisco to Tucson  •  4 h 50 min

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

$178 - $470

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Tucson  •  6 h 4 min

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

$113 - $508

Fly San Francisco to Phoenix, shuttle  •  5 h 47 min

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

$136 - $413

Fly Oakland to Phoenix, shuttle  •  5 h 56 min

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

$140 - $426

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Phoenix, shuttle  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Phoenix (PHX) SJC - PHX
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Tucson

$136 - $431

Bus  •  20 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco to San Jose FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from San Jose to Tucson

$116 - $175

Train  •  23 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

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

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Tucson is to BART and fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Tucson. However, there are services departing from San Francisco and arriving at Tucson via Eastridge Transit Center and San Jose. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 21 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Tucson is 759 miles. The road distance is 871.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Tucson without a car is to night bus and train which takes 17 h 19 min and costs $90 - $250.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from San Francisco to Tucson, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Tucson bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Francisco station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Tucson is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $170 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $180 and takes 20 h 21 min, you could also train, which costs $140 - $420 and takes 23 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Oakland Airport to Tucson Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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San Francisco to Tucson bus services, operated by Tufesa, arrive at Tucson station.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Tucson.
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  • Distance: 758.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Tucson hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Tucson via San Jose, Eastridge Transit Center, King & Story, and San Jose in around 20 h 21 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from San Jose to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
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 Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 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
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
Arizona Shuttle
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Francisco to Burbank
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from San Francisco to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose to Tucson
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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GotoBus

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Tucson is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 9:24 AM in San Francisco and 10:24 AM in Tucson.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Tucson is 871 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 59 min to drive from San Francisco to Tucson.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Oakland 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 San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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