Tucson travel guide

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You're Going to Love Tucson

With a population of 520,116, Tucson is a must-see destination in Arizona, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Tucson

If you’re looking for affordable options, Kingfisher Bar & Grill (2564 E. Grant Road) and Pastiche Modern Eatery (3025 N Campbell Avenue) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Bata (35 E Toole Ave) and Bacio Italiano (943 E University Blvd) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Tucson.

When to visit Tucson

Tucson in July
Estimated hotel price
RM 570
1 night at 3-star hotel
Tucson in July
Estimated hotel price
RM 570
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Tucson in July, when the average temperature is 31 °C, and the highest can go up to 38 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 61 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Tucson, with an average rainfall of 5 mm.

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How to Get to Tucson


When flying to Tucson, you’ll arrive at Tucson (TUS), which is located 12 km from the city centre.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Tucson. The train station in Tucson is called Tucson, and is located 0.0 km from the city centre.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Tucson, including Tufesa, FlixBus and Greyhound. From Phoenix, the bus ride to Tucson takes 185 km and will cost you around RM 146. From El Paso, the ticket costs about RM 457 for a journey of 515 km. The most popular bus station is Tucson Denny’s Flixbus Stop, located 1.8 km from the city centre of Tucson. Tucson South is also a commonly used station, and is 4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Tucson

Airlines serving Tucson

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British Airways
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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United Airlines
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Air Canada
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,334 reviews)
ITA Airways
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Korean Air
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Aer Lingus
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China Southern
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Where to stay in Tucson

Average rates range from around RM 725 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to RM 1,407 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Comfort Inn and Suites near Kino Sports Complex and Candlewood Suites Tucson.

Where to stay in popular areas of Tucson

Most booked hotels in Tucson

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
RM 1,125+
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
RM 833+
3 Palms Tucson North Foothills
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
RM 311+
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
RM 1,163+
Best Western InnSuites Tucson Foothills Hotel & Suites
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
RM 381+

Hiring a car in Tucson

Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Dollar are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Tucson is the Dollar branch at 7275 S Tucson Blvd, which is 12 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay RM 5.18 per litre in Tucson (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between RM 62.13 and RM 82.84. The most frequently booked car type in Tucson is Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus or similar) is, on average, 24% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.