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Tucson Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Tucson Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Security officers will guide you to the couches if you get lost.
- Mrp Alert

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Tucson International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small international airport with two concourse (Concourses A and B)
  • The airport provides free WiFi. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • After security checkpoints close for the night, passengers are restricted to landside only. Passengers sleeping airside will be required to go back to landside until security reopens, and will need to clear security again to re-enter.
  • Plenty of cushioned benches and empty carpeted nooks throughout the terminal make Tucson Airport a comfortable place to overnight. One reviewer slept soundly on the floor until 9:00AM! Several reviewers strongly suggest having a pillow handy if you sleep on one of the benches.
  • Large wraparound couches are located on the main level, below the security checkpoints. This area gets busy early in the day, so don’t plan to sleep too late.
  • On the lower level, near the rental car desks, are a few couches with power outlets nearby.
  • Loud overhead announcements play repeatedly through the night. Earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones will help to ensure a good night’s sleep.
  • Due to the high temperatures outside, the constant a/c can make the airport frosty inside. Keep warm with a travel blanket or sweater!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel at the airport and other hotes near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Tucson Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Tucson Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

There are no pay-per-use lounges.

Military Lounges

  • Military Liason Office - For military personnel and their families. Location: Baggage claim behind baggage belt #4. Hours: 24 hours

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Tucson Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport - (1 minute walk from the airport) Located at the airport entrance. Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tucson Airport - (2 minute walk from the airport) Located near the airport entrance. Free 24-hour airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Tucson Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Tucson Airport.

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More Airport Services & Services

  • Art Exhibits - There are several galleries located throughout the terminal: TIA Gallery Lower Link Gallery (baggage level) • TIA Upper Link Gallery • Center Gallery (on the ticketing level) • Checkpoint A • Checkpoint B • ARTport is the airport employee's art gallery.
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, ticketing level. There are no ATMs available Airside.
  • Drinking Water - Thirsty? Water bottle filling stations are available free of charge. Locations: Airside. You can refill your bottle after clearing security.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Hudson News offers 3 stores at the airport: Gates Pass shop, Fort Lowell shop and an Ink Media Store.
  • Food & Drinks -Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules with some opening as early as 4:00AM and closing after the last flight departs. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Vending machines are also available. If you are in Concourse A, Airside, the Market Express mini-market offers sandwiches, salads, drinks, etc.
  • Information Desk - For information or assistance, look for one of the friendly and knowledgeable Volunteer Ambassadors who roam around the airport. Their purple vests make them easy to spot!
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - You can charge your electronics at the computer workstations areas located Airside.
  • Massage chairs - Location: ticketing counters, concourses and baggage claim.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking - Designated smoking areas are located outside the terminal on the ticketing and lower levels.
  • Work Stations - Set up your own office space at one of the work stations available for passengers. Free to use, the desks come equipped with power outlets. Location: Airside, in the concourses.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

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As of March 2018, Tucson airport is served by the following airlines: Alaska Airlines • American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Southwest Airlines • Sun Country Airlines • United Airlines • Via Air.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


SUNTRAN bus routes 11 and 25 serve the airport, stopping at a designated bus stop on the upper level near the west exit. Buses run every 30 minutes from 5:30AM - 10:30PM (every 60 minutes on weekends and holidays from 6:00AM - 7:00PM). At the time of this January 2018 update, bus fare is $1.75. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the SUNTRAN website.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available in a designated facility east of the airport terminal, connected via moving sidewalk to the baggage claim area near Baggage Belt 7. Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Thrifty offers free shuttle service (use the courtesy at the shuttle stop) to their nearby off-site locations.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Their shuttles pick up passengers outside of the baggage claim area. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Baymont Inn & Suites Tucson Airport   •   Best Western Plus Tucson Int'l Airport Hotel & Suites   •   Comfort Suites Airport   •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Tucson Airport   •   Courtyard Tucson Airport   •   Desert Diamond Casino Hotel   •   DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport   •   Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport   •  Hampton Inn Tucson-Airport   •   Hilton Garden Inn Tucson Airport   •   Holiday Inn Express Tucson Airport   •   Hyatt Place Tucson Airport   •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Tucson Airport   •   Residence Inn Tucson Airport   •   TownePlace Suites Tucson Airport.


Shared-ride shuttles are available in the ground transportation area outside of baggage claim. The airport provides a list of shuttle service providers in the area. To plan your travels, visit the Tucson Airport website.


Taxis are available at the taxi stand, located outside of the baggage claim area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

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Last Updated: 21 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .