Visit Tombstone

Tombstone Arizona along Toughnut Street

Visit Tombstone Arizona for a grand ole Wild West adventure! Do you want to get some great advice & suggestions for your visit? Do you want to have the best time here – suitable for your own style & interests? We have the best information, all around, for your trip. We can help with everything you need. First off, how to get here!

Well we know there are a few movies, based on the real town of Tombstone Arizona!

The most recent Tombstone Movie was released in 1993. Some of the movie is downright fictional – yes. Although it is based on fact.

Where is Tombstone Arizona

Yes, so first of all – where the heck is Tombstone, Arizona located?! It’s in Cochise County, in the Southeastern part of the state. It’s not difficult to get to, but there are specific ways to get here – depending where you’re coming from – of course!

Many people get here easily by take a nice drive in their car. Using the Interstate Highway system that connects all through the United States. So wherever you may be coming from, you’ll want to end up driving to make a connection to Interstate 10.

If you plan to fly into Arizona – see our Helpful Details>

Use Interstate 10


From most areas in the United States, the major Interstate Highway for getting to Tombstone, is with Interstate 10. This is the freeway that will bring you to the local highway that gets you to town.

If you’re taking I-10 East toward El Paso to Tombstone, the Exit is #303 in Benson. This exits straight onto W. 4th St./Hwy. 80.

If you’re taking I-10 West toward Tucson & Phoenix to get to Tombstone, the first Exit is #306 to get to local Business 10, which connects to Hwy. 80. Or you can go a little farther to take Exit #304, make a left on Ocotillo until you get to W. 4th St./Hwy. 80.

 Arizona Rt. 80 will take you straight to Tombstone. About 20 minutes off of the Interstate.

Before planning a route, it is best to look at a map. If you are driving into Tombstone for your visit, a GPS would be quite helpful.

Here’s a map to locate Arizona within the US. And then to locate the town, for when you visit Tombstone. It’s in the Southeast corner of the state. In Cochise County.

Map of Arizona Showing Tombstone

Map of Arizona locates Tombstone AZ
Tombstone is in the SE part of AZ – located by the purple arrow.

Google Map to Help in Visiting Tombstone

How Far to Tombstone Arizona

When you plan a visit Tombstone, how far it is to town depends on where you’re coming from. Here are options to look at. See your starting point:

Are You Coming From Arizona?

Coming From Southern Santa Cruz County

One other way is if you live in a very specific area of Arizona:

  • Around the towns off the Southern part of Interstate 19
  • Or if you’re coming from Patagonia, Sonoita or Elgin
  • Or if you’re crossing the border from Mexico via Nogales

Then via Interstate 19 or Business Route 19, take State Hwy. 82 East.

It travels through Sonoita, intersecting Hwy. 83. Continue on Hwy. 82 East out of Sonoita. Pass through the intersection of Hwy. 90.

You’ll note crossing through the San Pedro Riparian area. Finally you come to the end of the road, at State Hwy. 80. Make a right, and Tombstone is just ahead!

  • OR if you’re crossing the border From Mexico via Naco or Agua Prieta
  1. Follow Hwy. 80 to get to Bisbee AZ
  2. Continue West on Rt. 80 to arrive at Tombstone

Visit Tombstone From Flagstaff, Tucson & Phoenix

  • From Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff – you’ll be traveling Southward.
  1. Out of Flagstaff, use I-17 South to take I-10 East. 
  2. Did you fly into Tucson or Phoenix airports? These directions are for you, when you pick up your rental car.
  • Tucson & Phoenix, its just I-10 East.
  • Now follow the advisement in the Tan Box Above… Use Interstate 10
Tombstone Arizona along Toughnut Street
Tombstone Arizona along Toughnut Street

Visit Tombstone from San Diego Area

  • From the San Diego area of California travel East on Interstate 8. 
  • As you approach Casa Grande you’ll intersect with Interstate 10. 
  • Stay to the right to take I-10 East.
  • Now follow the advisement in the Tan Box Above… Use Interstate 10

Visit Tombstone From LA County
In California & Pacific Coast North

  • Nearby to Los Angeles, California, with access to I-10, just take that freeway East. 
  • More North of LA – access I-40 East.
  • Arriving in Flagstaff, exit onto Interstate 17 South.
  • When you get to Phoenix, take I-10 East.
  • Now follow the advisement in the Tan Box Above… Use Interstate 10

Come Visit Tombstone From New Mexico

  • Get into Arizona from the Southern part of NM
  • Take I-10 West, which brings you to AZ. 
  • Now follow the advisement in the Tan Box Above… Use Interstate 10

Some people have even been known to ask: “is Tombstone fictional?”

We do know the town of Tombstone is real, because we’d been living there!! We are Real People – and we love the town of Tombstone Arizona, that we’re encouraging you to visit. There have been times when we’ve talked to visitors – and they found out that we were living here in Tombstone. They’d say, “you mean real people actually live here?!!” We’d all laugh together!!!

And YES! We do invite you to visit Tombstone. We’d love to help you make the most of your trip here. We have a Site Guide which has links to all the information organized by index form. You can find what you want – we have tons of information for you. Everything you need to know to get the best visit to Tombstone Arizona!

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Closest Airport to Tombstone Arizona

Tucson International Airport is the closest airport to visit Tombstone AZ. Once you arrive there, it will depend on your arrangements, what you’ll want to do. Is it too late to travel immediately?

You may want to arrange for a hotel in the immediate area, overnight. There are multiple choices along the street, driving out to Valencia Rd. The map is moveable, so be sure to move it around and/or enlarge the area, to find your best deal! Here’s the help for that:

To get to your Tombstone visit, you can rent a car right out of the airport. You’ll then go to visit Tombstone the next morning, or begin your trip there immediately by followng the Directions Above>

Or you can get a shuttle to Tombstone, then stay in a Local Hotel, where everything you need will be right there in walking distance. There are a few shuttle services to choose from that go out of Tucson International Airport. See which of these suit your needs:

Shuttles from TIA to Tombstone Arizona

Choose one of these shuttles to get to Tombstone AZ after you’ve arrived from your flight into Tucson International Airport:

  • Shared Ride Vans:
  1. 3 Canyons Transit for Tucson Airport Shuttle – Many options available, though their prime route is to Sierra Vista. However, they do have service to Tombstone, plus Benson, Whetstone, Sonoita, Patagonia, and Bisbee. For exact details it’s best to call (520)803-6713 or email them at [email protected]
  2. Huachuca Shuttle – Out of Tucson Airport, they shuttle to Sierra Vista & Fort Huachuca in particular, but also to surrounding areas of Cochise County. They also can book often you a ride flexibly. A family owned company. To discover the exact details, contact them by phone: (520) 439-0439 or email them at: [email protected]
  • Other Shuttles:
  1. Tucson Airport Transportation & Town Car Service – Special charter rate from the Tucson International Airport to Tombstone AZ = $150.00. Their shuttle service will hold up to 3 people for the same price. For additional details call John at (520) 203-2218 or use their Contact Form>
  2. Gold Star Town Car Service – Offering reliable, world-class transportation. Tucson Airport to Tombstone – $160, plus a minimum 15% gratuity will be added to fare because mileage exceeds 30. For further informational inquiries email: [email protected] Allow 12 hours for online reservations. For same day bookings please call (520)490-5406. 

Some people may choose to fly into Sky Harbor in Phoenix Arizona, even though it isn’t the closest airport to visit Tombstone Arizona. However, if that is your choice, because you’re choosing an extended Arizona Vacation (nice idea!), rather then just going to Tombstone, then these Directions to Tombstone are helpful.

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