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) toward the main terminal and the bus stop will be on the left just before you reach the main terminal.
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 travels north/south through mid-town along Palo Verde Road and Alvernon Way between the airport and the Tucson Jewish Community Center near Dodge Boulevard and River Road. Departs about every 30 minutes 5:25 a.m.-5:55 p.m. weekdays and then every hour 7-11 p.m. weekdays; hourly 5:35 a.m.-7:35 p.m. Saturdays and hourly from about 5:50 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sundays and holidays. Scheduled travel time between the airport and Broadway/Alvernon is 30 minutes and Dodge/River is 45 minutes.
- Route 25 travels north/south along Park Avenue between the airport and the Laos Transit Center, 205 W. Irvington Road, and downtown Tucson where transfers can be made to other routes. Departs about every 30 minutes 4:10 a.m.-8:40 p.m. weekdays then hourly 9:40-11:40 p.m. weekdays; hourly from about 5:40 a.m.-7:40 p.m. Saturdays and hourly from about 6:25 a.m.-7:25 p.m. Sundays and holidays. Scheduled travel time between the airport and Laos Transit Center is about 25 minutes and to 6th Avenue and Pennington Street downtown is 40 minutes.