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About Tucson International Airport (TUS)

The second largest airport in Arizona, Tucson International Airport currently only operates domestic routes, although it does have the facilities to handle international flights. Our Tucson International Airport guide provides details on transportation to and from the terminal, nearby accommodation and terminal facilities.

Information:

Information desks are located near the entrance to the terminal building. Airport information is also available via courtesy telephones throughout the terminal, while volunteer customer service representatives can also provide assistance for travellers.

Website:

http://www.flytucson.com

Driving directions:

Tucson International Airport is accessible from the south via Interstate 19 and from the north via Interstate 10.

From the Tucson city centre and University of Arizona, take Campbell Avenue southwards (which continues into South Kino Parkway). From here, follow signs to Tucson Boulevard and the airport entrance. The total drive time from the city centre is approximately 20 minutes.

Airport Info

Code:
TUS
Address:
Tucson
7250 South Tucson Boulevard
Arizona 85756
Location:

Tucson International Airport is situated 16km (10 miles) south of downtown Tucson.

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+1 520 573 8100

Time Zone:
Mountain Standard Time
GMT -0700

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Suntran (tel: +1 520 792 9222; www.suntran.com) operates public buses (bus 6) from the airport to central Tucson (journey time: 25 minutes; fare: US$1.50). Express routes 201X, 202X and 203X also operate to various destinations within the city (fare: US$2.00). All buses depart from outside the terminal building.

Shuttle: Arizona Stagecoach (tel: +1 520 889 1000; www.azstagecoach.com) offers shared ride minibuses to many destinations in the area, and has a desk within the terminal at baggage claim.

Taxi: Taxi companies operating at the airport include: AAA Airport Cabs (tel: +1 520 299 8294), Discount Cabs (tel: +1 520 388 9004; www.discountcab.com), Flash Cab (tel: +1 520 798 1111) and Yellow Cab (tel: +1 520 624 6611; www.yellowcabaz.com). Taxis are readily available on the lower level outside the terminal.

Terminal facilities

Money:

ATMs are located in the check-in area.

Food:

There is a food court with a choice of snack bars, restaurants and fast food outlets; including a sports bar and grill, a pizzeria and a restaurant serving Asian cuisine.

Shopping:

There are news and gift shops in the terminal as well as a golf store and a retailer selling merchandise from the region. There is presently no duty-free shopping as the airport does not currently operate international flights.

Luggage:

A lost and found service is in operation for items misplaced in the terminal or car parks (tel: +1 520 573 8156).

Other:

The terminal houses massage chairs, shoeshine booths, pet relief areas and a special lounge for military personnel. An art gallery, which houses temporary exhibits, is open for travellers to explore. Any medical emergencies should be directed to the medical service (tel: +1 520 573 8182).

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are meeting rooms (tel: +1 520 573 8100) available for hire on the third floor of the terminal and work stations are located in the concourses. Fax and copying equipment is available for use in the lost and found office.

Business centres and meeting rooms are also available at many of the local hotels, one of the nearest being the Holiday Inn Express Tucson Airport (tel: +1 520 889 6600; www.ihg.com), which has one small meeting room; while the La Quinta Inn and Suites Tucson Airport (tel: +1 520 573 3333; www.laquintatucsonairport.com) offers two larger rooms.

Disabled facilities:

Tucson International Airport is fully accessible and is equipped with TDD phones, lifts, Braille signage, and disabled parking spaces in all on-site car parks. Wheelchairs are available upon request from individual airlines and from airport volunteers within the terminal. Assistance can be requested by pressing '0' on the courtesy telephones.

Car parking:

There are long- and short-term car parks in front of the main terminal building (tel: +1 520 573 8400). An additional secure economy car park (tel: +1 520 573 8400) is located on Corona Road, between South Tucson Boulevard and South Country Club Road; a 24-hour shuttle bus runs between the terminal and this car park.

Car rental:

On-site car hire companies include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Desks for these operators and the car hire pick-up area are situated immediately adjacent to the main terminal building.