There are 9 ways to get from Santa Fe to Tucson by plane, bus, train, shuttle 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 Santa Fe to Tucson  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Santa Fe (SAF) to Tucson (TUS) SAF - TUS

$183 - $840

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Fe to El Paso, TX
  2. Take the bus from El Paso, Tx to Lordsburg, Nm
  3. Take the bus from Lordsburg to Tucson

$119 - $192

7 alternative options

Fly Albuquerque to Tucson  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Tucson (TUS) ABQ - TUS

$149 - $685

Fly Santa Fe to Phoenix  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Santa Fe (SAF) to Phoenix (PHX) SAF - PHX

$232 - $943

Fly Albuquerque to Phoenix  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Phoenix (PHX) ABQ - PHX

$168 - $348

Train, shuttle  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Fe Depot to Downtown Albuquerque
  2. Take the train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Flagstaff Amtrak
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Tucson

$148 - $296

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Fe Depot to Downtown Albuquerque
  2. Take the train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Flagstaff Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Flagstaff, AZ to Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor Airport
  4. Take the bus from Phoenix to Tucson

Train  •  29 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Santa Fe Depot to Downtown Albuquerque
  2. Take the train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Tucson Amtrak

$203 - $571

Drive  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Santa Fe to Tucson 511.9 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Fe to Tucson is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Fe to Tucson is to fly which costs $230 - $950 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Fe to Tucson. However, there are services departing from Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Tucson Amtrak via Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 44 min.

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The distance between Santa Fe and Tucson is 375 miles. The road distance is 511.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Fe to Tucson without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 31 min and costs $110 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Santa Fe to Tucson, including transfers.

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Santa Fe to Tucson train services, operated by Rio Metro Regional Transit District, depart from Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from Santa Fe to Tucson is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $180 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $200 and takes 12 h 31 min, you could also train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 29 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Fe Airport to Tucson Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Santa Fe to Tucson train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tucson Amtrak station.

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  • Distance: 375 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

What companies run services between Santa Fe, NM, USA and Tucson, AZ, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Santa Fe to Tucson every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Fe to Tucson via Santa Fe, El Paso, TX, El Paso, Tx, Lordsburg, Nm, and Lordsburg in around 12 h 31 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via San Diego
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Albuquerque to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Fe to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Santa Fe to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Santa Fe to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Fe to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Albuquerque to Tucson via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Phoenix via Silver City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Train operators
Rio Metro Regional Transit District
Phone
1-866-795-7245
Email
riometro@mrcog-nm.gov
Website
riometro.org
Train from Santa Fe Depot to Downtown Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
riometro.org
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$480 - $700
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
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Santa Fe to El Paso, TX
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from El Paso, Tx to Lordsburg, Nm
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Lordsburg to Tucson
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Phoenix to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Shuttle from Flagstaff, AZ to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
arizonashuttle.com
Shuttle from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
arizonashuttle.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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