The cheapest times to fly from TUS to AUH are

  • January 8th to May 20th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 9th)
  • October 22nd to November 25th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from TUS to AUH is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $7727 for Tuesday flights during early August, or as low as $1101 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Abu Dhabi

Flying from Tucson, AZ (TUS) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) will usually cost between $1120 to $1797 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1149. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $3250. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2100 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1353 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TUS to AUH flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the TUS to AUH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

TUS to AUH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TUS to AUH flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Tucson. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to AUH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into TUS. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Abu Dhabi, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Tucson. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $120 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1349. Return trip prices are from the AUH to TUS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from TUS to AUH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from TUS to AUH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Dubai

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from AUH
  • Usually 6.13% less expensive than AUH
  • 2-layover flights available

See TUS to DXB flights


Flight Hacking TUS to AUH

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from TUS to AUH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (TUS > LAX > AUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1026
  • Average savings: $327 (24.17%)

See TUS to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (TUS > SFO > AUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1131
  • Average savings: $222 (16.41%)

See TUS to SFO flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (TUS > LGA > AUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1212
  • Average savings: $142 (10.46%)

See TUS to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from TUS to AUH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Etihad, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Tucson International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8413 miles or 13539 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from TUS to AUH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TUS to AUH flight is about 16 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Tucson, AZ and Abu Dhabi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from TUS to AUH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TUS
Origination airport name Tucson International Airport
City Tucson, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 32.1
Longitude -110.9

Return Airport

Destination code AUH
Destination airport name Abu Dhabi International Airport
City Abu Dhabi
Country the United Arab Emirates
Latitude 24.4
Longitude 54.7


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