Two routes of Sun Tran, the region’s public transit system, make regular stops at Tucson International Airport.
The bus stop for the airport is in front of the main terminal. Follow signs to ground transportation. Exit baggage claim and cross the roadway. The Sun Tran stop is to your right on the first island.
(For current schedule and route information click on route number and name below.)
Route 11 – Alvernon Way – North from the airport travels along Palo Verde Road and Alvernon Way through mid-town to the Tucson Jewish Community Center near Dodge Boulevard and River Road. Departures from the airport are scheduled weekdays about every half hour 5:25 a.m.-5:55 p.m. and then hourly until 11 p.m. Saturday departures are hourly 5:35 a.m.-7:35 p.m. Sunday and holiday departures are hourly from 5:55 a.m.-6:55 p.m. Scheduled travel time between the airport and Broadway/Alvernon is 35 minutes and to Dodge/River is an hour. South to the airport make certain your bus is marked “Airport.” Some Route 11 buses go to the Laos Transit Center instead.
Route 25 – South Park Ave – North from the airport travels to the Laos Transit Center, 205 W. Irvington Road, then continues on Park Avenue to Broadway into downtown Tucson. Weekday departures from the airport are every half-hour 4:10 a.m.-7:40 p.m. then hourly until 11:40 p.m. Saturday departures are hourly 5:40 a.m.-7:40 p.m. Sunday and holiday departures are hourly 6:25 a.m.-7:25 p.m. Scheduled travel time between the airport and the Laos Transit Center is about 25 minutes and to 6th Avenue and Pennington Street downtown is 40 minutes. South to the airport make certain your bus is marked “Airport.” On Saturdays some Route 25 buses go only as far as the Laos Transit Center.
Sun Tran is temporarily fare-free through December 31, 2022.
Regular cash fare is $1.75. (Drivers do not have change for over payment.) Cash fare customers must pay fare for each leg of a trip. (Express and Shuttle routes have higher fares.) Visitors to Tucson who plan on using the Sun Tran system can save on fares by purchasing a SunGO card or ticket and having it mailed (allow 10 days for delivery). Regular fare using SunGO is $1.60 and includes transfers at no additional charge. Learn more about SunGO here.