Two routes of Sun Tran, the region’s public transit system, make regular stops at Tucson International Airport.
The bus stop for the airport terminal is outside the upper level west exit of the main terminal (A and B gates). From the C gates, go east (to your right as you exit) and stay on the sidewalk toward the main terminal. The bus stop will be on the left just before you reach the main terminal.
Sun Tran riders please note the bus stop at Tucson International Airport (TUS) will be moved in April nearer to the parking lots in the area in front of the terminal used by other ground transportation services. More information is here.
Sun Tran is temporarily fare free through June 30, 2021. Passengers are required to wear face coverings.
Fare: Regular cash fare is $1.75. (Exact change is encouraged as drivers do not have change for over payment.) Cash fare customers are required to pay fare for each leg of a trip. (Express and Shuttle routes have higher fares.) Visitors 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.
- Route 11 – Alvernon Way – travels north from the airport along Palo Verde Road and Alvernon Way through mid-town to the Tucson Jewish Community Center near Dodge Boulevard and River Road. Weekday departures are scheduled about every 30 minutes 5:25 a.m.-5:55 p.m. weekdays and then hourly at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. Saturday departures are hourly from about 5:35 a.m.-7:35 p.m. The Sunday and holiday departure schedule is 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. Coming to the airport be sure the bus is marked “Airport.” Some Route 11 buses go to the Laos Transit Center instead.
- Route 25 – South Park Ave – travels north from the airport to the Laos Transit Center, 205 W. Irvington Road, and downtown Tucson where transfers can be made to other routes. Weekday departures are scheduled about every 30 minutes from 4:10 a.m.-7:40 p.m. then hourly 8:40-11:40 p.m. Saturday departures are hourly from about 5:40 a.m.-7:40 p.m. The Sunday and holiday departure schedule is hourly from about 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. Coming to the airport be sure the bus is marked “Airport.” Some Router 25 buses go only as far as the Laos Transit Center.