Learn fare options and other rider information
The Sun Link streetcar's opening weekend was a huge success! Approximately 60,000 people rode the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar during its first three days of operation. Free fares, curiosity, fun activities, and merchant specials brought out the riders, who got their first taste of the 3.9 mile route between the University of Arizona, 4th Avenue, Downtown, and the Mercado area just west of Interstate-10. "The Sun Link streetcar system had a great first day of service,” said Sun Link Project Manager Shellie Ginn. “We were able to provide a comfortable, cool ride for thousands of people and the streetcars were consistently overflowing with passengers." More than 400 volunteers helped passengers board and exit the streetcar, answered questions, and handed out free water bottles.
Monday, July 28, is the first day of fare service on the streetcar. Cash is not accepted on the car, but you can use it at machines at the stops to buy a $4 one-day pass. In addition, you can buy SunGO passes online or at regular Sun Tran merchants. Discount fares are available for certain students, low-income residents, seniors and disabled passengers. University of Arizona faculty, staff, and students will be able to ride the streetcar for free for 30 days beginning August 15, if they sign up for a special U-pass. The City of Tucson has a video in English and Spanish that tells you everything you need to know about how to ride the streetcar.
Read the City of Tucson news release regarding the Sun Link streetcar opening day success.