Getting to Tucson

Due to construction on I-10, please check back periodically for updates.


AIRLINES: The Tucson International Airport (TIA) is served by 12 airlines, with more than 80 daily flights and 7,500 seats daily. Nonstop service is available to 25 major destinations and with easy connections and is accessible from more than 125 destinations nationwide. Primary airline carriers are Alaska Airlines (AS), American Airlines (AA), Continental Airlines (CO), Delta Airlines (DL), Frontier Airlines (F9), Northwest Airlines (NW), Southwest Airlines (WN), United Airlines (UA) and US Airways (US).

GROUND TRANSPORTATION AND CAR RENTAL: Tucson International Airport has many ground transportation options which include airport shuttle service through Arizona Stagecoach, taxi service through AAA Airport Taxi, Allstate Cab and Yellow Cab and rental car rental companies which include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty (Thrifty has an offsite pick up location).

For up-to-date schedules and travel information related to the Tucson International Airport, please visit

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: There is quite a bit of road construction on I 10 that may affect your travel from Tucson International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. For current information on this construction and recommended driving directions, please visit

Should you wish to travel to Phoenix and drive to Tucson, the approximate driving time from Sky Harbor International Airport is just under 2 hours.

Car Rentals

The following companies provide car rental services from the Tucson International Airport:

Rental Cars



Alamo 1-200-327-9623 520-573-4740
Avis 1-800-331-1212 520-294-1494
Budget 1-800-527-0700 520-573-8475
Dollar Car Rental 1-800-800-4000 520-573-4733
Enterprise 1-800-736-8222 520-573-5250
Hertz 1-800-654-3131 520-573-5201
National 1-800-227-7368 520-573-8050
Thrifty Car Rental 1-800-847-4389 520-807-2467

 logo_hertz_lrgRental Car is offering special rates and advantages for attendees of CEC/ICMC 2009.  Please be sure to use the CEC/ICMC 2009 conference code: CV#022Q4433 to take advantage of special rates, which include unlimited mileage.  Advance reservations are recommended, as cars are subject to availability.  For an informational Hertz Flyer, click here.  Please note that when reservations are booked, the rates will automatically be compared to Hertz published rates, as shown in the Hertz Flyer above, to ensure you receive the best comparable rates. 

Shuttles and Taxis

Catalina Transportation Services offers 24 / 7 reservation service between the Tucson International Airport and the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort (no additional stops) for only $35.00 per person one-way. Reservations are required. Please visit their website at or call 1-800-710-8994 to make reservations.  

Catalina Transportation Services also services Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix please call the number above for rates and to make reservations.  

Catalina Transportation is currently the only shuttle service with guaranteed non-stop transportation to and from the airport.  Although the Tucson International Airport indicates that cab service to and from the JW Marriott is $13 one-way, the hotel has confirmed that the fare for a cab ride to/from the airport is at least $35.

Arizona StageCoach Shuttle Service: Reservations need to be made in advance. The phone number is 520-889-1000, Group @ 520-881-4111 or Multiple stops possible.

AAA Airport Taxi 520-207-4790
Allstate Cab 520-881-2227
Yellow Cab 520-624-6611

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