If you rent a car in Tucson, a day's drive north puts you on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
The North Rim is another 150 miles
Bus and Shuttle Van Service Between Mexico and Tucson, Arizona
Reach Tucson by the shuttle services that run from the border at Douglas and Nogales to Tucson ($12-$25) and to Phoenix. ($45)
Shuttle Vans North from Mexico.
Several van services run vans starting at seven am and nearly hourly from the Mexican border at Douglas AZ to Tucson and Phoenix.
Similar van shuttle services run to and from Nogales. With the Nogales shuttle ask for a drop-off of your choice in Tucson, Pay accordingly. $12-$25 USD
If you are heading into or out of Mexico by bus, Tucson makes a good way station. With its great wild desert ambiance you need only travel a few miles from the sophisticated city to be in the wildest and harshest of natural desert environments.
Although hot during the day, nights can get quite cold in the desert and snow in the Tucson mountains is common during the winter,
The State and Federal Government has preserved huge tracks of wild land that makes Tucson and its environs a great place for outdoor recreation. Hiking, camping, and sightseeing top a list that includes skydiving, photography, horseback riding, and skiing.
Campgrounds in the mountains lead to great hiking trails where the mountain temperature in summer couldn't be more agreeable for outdoor adventure except in the mid day, July, August when 105 f is likely.
San Xavier del Bac Mission is just a few miles outside of the city on the road to Nogales, Mexico.
Tumacacori National Park is a mission church built during Spanish Colonial times
The 25-mile mountain road to the summit of Mount Lemmon provides spectacular scenery in the National Park
30 Miles of Mountain road to the 9,000+ foot peak
The Catalina highway takes you up to the peak of Mount Lemmon through four zones of diverse vegetation that change as you go from the Saguaro cactus at the valley floor to the Ponderosa pine at 10,000 feet.
A five dollar fee or National Park pass covers the use of facilities along the way.
Four campgrounds at various elevations serve all level of traveler for an additional fee.
The Coronado National Forest includes Mount Lemmon among 11 other mountain ranges within 1.7 million acres of public land.
Nearby, the Saguaro National Park East offers camping and RVing on the lower elevations in a desert environment and back country camping in the foothills and mountains on 128 miles of trails that traverse peaks at over 8.000 feet.
Camping at 8,000 Feet
Tucson Shuttle From Mexico, Van Service To Tucson, Douglas Shuttle
Mountains over 8,000 feet make
Tucson a great place for outdoor recreation.
At nearly 10,000 feet, Mount Lemmon in the Catalina Mountains is a 25-mile drive above the valley of Tucson with great views of the flat plain were temperatures in the summer reach 105 degrees.
|Tucson Bus Service and Shuttle From Douglas
The bus terminal in Agua Pietra, Mexico is a cab ride from the border check station.
Chihuahuenses, Futura Bus. and Omnibus serve north from Mexico City's terminal Norte.
The shuttle stop /office is right at the border in Douglass
Flying into Phoenix and then shuttling to Tucson ($25.00) is less expensive than a flight from Phoenix to Tucson
Going north from Douglas or Nogales, a stop in Tucson might result in a good flight or an Amtrak route to your destination
Douglas Super Shuttle 520-388-9896
Saguaro National Park
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Some of the hotels in the program offer 24 hour shuttles to the airport. The early shuttle from the hotel to the airline terminal will allow you to book an early flight and save money on the airfare. Two weeks home to the airport.
Most hotels offer two weeks free parking with one night stay, some three weeks or a reasonable day rate for extra days. Cruise passengers can take advantage of these deals also at some hotels. See Free Airport Parking link above.
Shuttle services offer van service from Nogales at the border and from the border town of Douglas to various locations in Tucson and Phoenix. (Tucson Center is 70 miles from Nogales)
Tucson Shuttle, Douglas Shuttle, Vans serve Mexico
Reach Tucson from Mexico by Douglas Shuttle van services or Nogales Shuttle. Tucson is 70 miles north of
the Mexican border and served by shuttle van services that run from Douglas AZ and Nogales to Tucson with fares of $12 to $25 USD.
Tucson Shuttle Douglas Shuttle Van to Mexico
From Mexico, the best way to reach Tucson is by one of the many shuttle van services.
Tucson Arizona is 70 miles north of the Mexican border.
Shuttle van services run regular daily service from Douglas AZ. and Nogales, AZ. to Tucson and to Phoenix..
Wilderness hiking trails and camping in the mountains that surround Tucson and loom to 8,000 feet elevation make Tucson a great place for outdoor recreation.
To reach Tucson from Mexico by Bus, find Tufesa Bus or one of many shuttle van services.
Tucson is 70 miles north of the Mexican border, a trip made easier by the shuttle van services that run from Douglas and Nogales to Tucson.
Nogales could take one hour to go through customs and immigration because of long lines. Douglas is not heavily used and therefore a quicker crossing.
Chihuahuenses and Omnibus serve north from Mexico City's terminal Norte.
The shuttle stop /office is right at the border crossing in Douglass. Several shuttle services serve Tucson
Tucson's Tufesa Bus service runs cross border buses from Phoenix and Tucson through Nogales Mexico on the way to Mazatlan and Guadalajara.
Tucson Arizona offers shuttle service to the border towns of Douglas and Nogales and to Phoenix.