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There are 5 ways to get from Tonto National Forest to Saguaro National Park by car, bus, taxi, shuttle or plane

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

Drive, bus

  1. Drive from Tonto National Forest to Gilbert Rd/Main St
  2. Take the bus from Tempe to Tucson

Cheapest option

Drive, bus via Fountain Hills

  1. Drive from Tonto National Forest to Fountain Hills Library
  2. Take the bus from Fountain Hills Library to Van Buren St & 1st St
  3. Take the bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to University of Arizona

3 alternative options

Drive, bus via Leisure World

  1. Drive from Tonto National Forest to Sossaman & University Dr
  2. Take the bus from Tempe to Tucson

Drive, bus via Leisure World #2

  1. Drive from Tonto National Forest to Sossaman & University Dr
  2. Take the bus from Tempe to Tucson

Taxi, shuttle, fly

  1. Take a taxi from Tonto National Forest to Fountain Hills
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Fountain Hills to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ
  3. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Tucson (TUS)
Tonto National Forest → Saguaro National Park
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saguaro National Park is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saguaro National Park is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Saguaro National Park is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Tonto National Forest to Saguaro National Park is to drive and bus via Fountain Hills which costs $50 - $80 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Tonto National Forest to Saguaro National Park is to taxi and shuttle and fly which costs $280 - $500 and takes 4h 34m.

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The distance between Tonto National Forest and Saguaro National Park is 120 miles.

It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Tonto National Forest to Saguaro National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Phoenix Airport to Tucson Airport is the direct flight which takes 46 min.

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American Airlines offers flights from Phoenix Airport to Tucson Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Saguaro National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tonto National Forest to Saguaro National Park.
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  • Distance: 119.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Tonto National Forest, AZ, USA and Saguaro National Park, AZ, USA?

There is no direct connection from Tonto National Forest to Saguaro National Park. However, you can take the drive to Gilbert Rd/Main St, take the tram to University Dr/Rural, take the walk to Tempe, take the bus to Tucson, then take the travel to Saguaro National Park. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Sossaman & University Dr, take the line 30 bus to University Dr & Rural Rd, take the walk to Tempe, take the bus to Tucson, take the walk to Broadway/Leonora, take the line 8 bus to Broadway/Sonoran Heights, then take the travel to Saguaro National Park.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Tucson
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Tempe to Tucson
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Valley Metro
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Bus from Fountain Hills Library to Van Buren St & 1st St
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Valley Metro
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to University of Arizona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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Arizona Shuttle
Mountain Valley Shuttle
Phone
(928) 537-4539
Shuttle from Fountain Hills to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
mvshuttle.blogspot.com
Other operators
Taxi from Tonto National Forest to Fountain Hills
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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