Tucson International Airport - TUS

Tucson, United States (US)

Getting around the airport


The Tucson International Airport is located about 10 km south of downtown Tucson, AZ. It consists of one terminal building which was renovated in 2005. The terminal building has two separate gate concourses.

  • Concourse A (Gates A1-A9): American Airlines, American Eagle, Southwest Airlines
  • Concourse B (Gates B1-B11): Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, American Eagle, United Airlines, United Express

The ground floor is the arrival level. Ticketing, security check and departure area are located on the upper level.

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Getting into Tucson

Bus or Taxi


Two routes of Sun Tran, the region's public transit system, make regular stops at Tucson International Airport. To reach the bus stop, use the west exit from the upper level (one floor up from baggage claim) and walk about 300 feet down the sidewalk.

Fare: Regular cash fare is $1.50, which includes a transfer that must be requested when boarding. Exact change is required. Visitors who plan on using the Sun Tran system can pre-purchase a SunGO fare card and have it mailed to them in advance of their trip.

Both Sun Tran routes serving the airport generally operate every 30 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. weekdays and every 60 minutes from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends and holidays.

Route 11 travels north through mid-town along Palo Verde Road and Alvernon Way to the Tucson Jewish Community Center near Dodge Boulevard and River Road.

Route 25 travels north along Park Avenue to the southside Laos Transit Center, 205 W. Irvington Road, and the downtown Ronstadt Transit Center, 215 E. Congress St., where transfers can be made to other routes.


Four taxi companies are authorized to take walk-up passengers from Tucson International Airport. Under their contracts, rates from the airport are set at $4.50 for the flag drop and $2.25 per mile. There is also a $22.00 per hour charge for wait time. Otherwise, there is no additional charge for baggage or for more than one passenger going to the same destination.

A ride to downtown Tucson will cost you around USD 30-40.

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Vegan and kosher food options

CIBO Express Gourmet Market

At first look, CIBO Express Gourmet Markets might look like any other airport deli, but rest assured they're better. They offer quite a few options of vegan, vegetarian, organic and kosher food. Try their sandwiches and salads. There are multiple locations.

  • CIBO Express Gourmet Market
    Locations: Both concourse A and B, airside
    Opening hours: 05:30-23:00 daily
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Bank of America

There is a single Bank of America ATM right in the center of the main building on the upper (departure) level, before security.

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Car rental

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Nine rental car agencies are available at Tucson International Airport. Seven of them right at the terminal. Two more can be reached with free courtesy shuttles.

Location: Rental Car Facility east of the Terminal, which can be reached via the Link moving sidewalk near Baggage Belt No. 7. The rental car return entrance is just past the rental car building on the Departures Roadway.

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Payless (via Shuttle)
  • Thrifty (via Shuttle)
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