Instruments & Operations



The airport is located about 10 miles south of the LBTO's Tucson headquarters at the University of Arizona. Foreign visitors note that you must have a valid passport and a U.S. Visa in order to be allowed to enter the country. Visitors must make their own travel, car rental, and lodging arragements. Other links will let you make arrangements for your time at the LBT Observatory.

Twelve airlines provide service to Tucson International Airport. Here are links to their websites:

Aerolitoral, Alaska, American, Continental, Delta/SkyWest,
ExpressJet, Frontier, jetBlue, Northwest/KLM, Southwest,
Sun Country, US Airways, United/Lufthansa

Other useful resources are the travel websites like Orbitz, Expedia, or Travelocity that combine airline, hotel, and car rentals. These may be easier, but note that not all airlines, hotels, or car rental companies list with them.

Seven rental car agencies are located at Tucson International Airport. Here are links to their websites:

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National

Some further information:

Tucson Airport's website:
Mapquest link to the airport:

Directions from the airport to Steward Observatory at the UofA:

Short term (20 minute) parking is available in front of the Steward Observatory building. Please consult the UofA campus and parking maps before arriving to identify visitor parking locations for longer-term parking. The Second Street and the Cherry Ave. garages are close to the Steward building.