Getting Around

Tucson has an extensive public bus system operated by Sun Tran. The city also has a large network of bike routes and with its flat terrain is considered bike-friendly, but the heat makes this option less attractive in the summer months. The roads are easy to follow and driving is relatively pleasant, though the streets are congested at certain times of day. As with most cities in the US, things are fairly spread out and many tourists find it most convenient to hire a car, especially as so many of Tucson's top attractions are just outside the city.


Tucson Airport

The airport is situated nine miles (14km) south of downtown Tucson.

Tucson Airport (TUS)


The airport is situated nine miles (14km) south of downtown Tucson.

Getting to the city

The Sun Tran bus company operates service into Tucson from the airport on two routes. Airport shuttles, taxis, and rental cars are also available.


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Car rental

Car rental agencies based at Tucson Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz and National. Counters are located in the Rental Car Facility east of the Terminal.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are located on the commercial roadway in front of the baggage claim area. VIP Taxi and Yellow Cab are under contract with the airport to meet arriving flights.


Various dining and shopping options are located within the terminal, as too are ATMs, mailboxes, smoking areas, a pet relief area, meeting rooms, massage chairs, a military lounge, shoeshine services, and a lost and found.


Parking is available in the Cell Phone Waiting Lot, the Garage and in the Economy Lot. Drivers can pay hourly or daily rates.