what is the best way to get from phoenix to tucson, AZ?
January 3, 2006 7:41 PM   Subscribe

what is the best way to get from phoenix to tucson, AZ? i'll be flying to phoenix in february. i need to get to tucson. is there a bus i can take from the airport in phoenix to tucson? is greyhound any where near the airport? maybe i should just rent a car? other alternatives?
posted by brandz to Travel & Transportation around Tucson, AZ (8 answers total)
 
I used to live in Tucson and traveled between Tucson and Phoenix often. Renting a car would be the most convenient. Otherwise you're stuck with Greyhound.
posted by ryanhealy at 7:46 PM on January 3, 2006


I've found that renting a car from PHX is one of the cheapest places in the country to rent a car. On off-days and weekends you can get a car for under $10/day. Price them out at carrentals.com.
posted by camworld at 7:50 PM on January 3, 2006


Arizona Shuttle goes from Sky Harbor to several spots in Tucson. It's reasonably cheap and runs pretty often.

Depending on your needs, though, renting a car might be the best option - it's only 99 miles to Tucson and public transportation in that part of the country is mostly a rumor.
posted by pdb at 7:56 PM on January 3, 2006


Keep an eye on the Phoenix craigslist rideshare board. I second carrrentals.com. If you want to give Priceline a try, you can check biddingfortravel.com where people report the bids they've been able to get accepted there. When I had to go from Phoenix to Tucson, I just gave a pal of mine gas money to drive me down, it's sort of a neat ride if you take the back way.
posted by jessamyn at 8:07 PM on January 3, 2006


Depending on your needs, though, renting a car might be the best option - it's only 99 miles to Tucson and public transportation in that part of the country is mostly a rumor.

Seconded. If you're going to be in Arizona, you pretty much want to have a car.
posted by joshuaconner at 10:03 PM on January 3, 2006


I seem to remember that renting a car from the rental places at Sky Harbor Airport meant you were paying an extra $[outrageous number here] for [absolutely no reason here]. This extra fee may have been eliminated.
posted by user92371 at 10:32 PM on January 3, 2006


I seem to remember some sort of shuttle bus running between them for 20 dollars.
posted by jon_kill at 6:12 AM on January 4, 2006


I seem to remember some sort of shuttle bus running between them for 20 dollars.

That's the AZ Shuttle, though I'm not sure it's still 20 bucks. That was years ago.
posted by joshuaconner at 2:51 AM on January 7, 2006


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