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Getting In and Around Albuquerque

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Getting in and around Albuquerque is easy. It is a New Mexico’s transportation hub. The best way to travel around Albuquerque is by bus. The Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) operates bus service all around the city. Also, it is easy to explore Albuquerque by foot. Other ways of getting around Albuquerque are taxis and car rentals which are available at the airport and in the city. Read on to know about the ways of getting to and around Albuquerque-

Getting to Albuquerque

It is easy to get to Albuquerque. Flights, train rides and car trips are available to Albuquerque.

Getting to Albuquerque by Plane

Albuquerque International Sunport is Albuquerque airport
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The Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) is Albuquerque’s airport, located in the south-central region of the city, between Kirtland Air Force Base (east) and Interstate-25 (west). It is the main air hub for New Mexico. The airlines serving the ABQ airport are: American, US airways, Southwest, Alaska, JetBlue, United and Delta. 

To and From Airport

Airport Shuttle: Airport Shuttle of Albuquerque offers service to and from hotels of Albuquerque.

ABQ Ride: ABQ Rides operates bus service all around the city, with airport stops as well. 

Taxis and car rentals: Taxis and car rentals are easily available to and from the airport.

Getting to Albuquerque by Train

Downtown Albuquerque Station South
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Amtrak's Southwest Chief reaches and leaves to and from Chicago and Los Angeles. 

Station address: Alvarado Transportation Center, 320 First Street SW.
Tel:  800-872-7245, 505/842-9650
Websitewww.amtrak.com 

New Mexico Rail Runner ExpressNew Mexico Rail Runner Express offers commuter rail service that links Albuquerque to Santa Fe and several other small communities south and north.  It stops at Rio Brava Blvd (south valley), Alvarado Transportation Center (downtown), and Paseo del Norte (north valley/Los Ranchos).  A day pass may cost $5-$9. Get the ticket from the ticket agent on the train, or get it online. 

Getting to Albuquerque by Car

It is easy to get to Albuquerque by Car. Arrive to Albuquerque via Interstate-40 (east-west), or Interstate-25 (north-south). The interchange of Interstate-40 and Interstate-25 is known as "The Big I".

Getting to Albuquerque by Bus

Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center Hub
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Greyhound offers bus service in Albuquerque. The station is at Alvarado Transportation Center (downtown), 320 First Street SW. 

Getting Around Albuquerque

The transportation system in Albuquerque is efficient. It is easy to get around the city through public transport system. 

Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation offers bus service
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Getting Around Albuquerque by Bus

The best way of travelling around Albuquerque is by bus.
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The best way of travelling around Albuquerque is by bus. ABQ Ride runs the bus service in Albuquerque. Most of the routes end at the Alvarado Transportation Center, 100 First St. SW.  Buses run daily. The one-way fare for adults is $1 and discounts for children, senior and students is available. 

ABQ Ride also offers free shuttle service- the D Ride in the downtown area. 

Rapid Ride: It is an express bus service managed and run by the ABQ Ride. There are 3 Rapid Ride routes: the Route 766- Red Line, Route 777- Green Line and Route 790- Blue line.

Getting Around Albuquerque by Taxi

Many taxi companies operate in Albuquerque. Some of the taxi companies are as follows:

Yellow Cab Co.
Address: 500 Kinley Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, United States
Phone: 1 505-247-8888

ABQ Metro Taxi Service
Address: Albuquerque, NM, United States
Phone: 1 505-450-8580

Call A Cab
Address: Albuquerque, NM, United States
Phone: 1 505-235-5140

Albuquerque Taxi Service, llc
Address: 6013 Cll Nueve NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, United States
Phone: 1 505-340-8967

Sunport Limo
Address: 1715 57th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, United States
Phone: 1 505-848-9999

ABQ Town Taxi Service, Albuquerque Cab
Address: Albuquerque, NM, United States
Phone: 1 505-615-3799

Getting Around Albuquerque by Car

It is easy to get around Albuquerque by Car. There are two major routes through Albuquerque-Interstate-25 runs north to south and Interstate-40 runs east to west. 

Car hires: Many car rentals are available in the city. Some of the car hire companies in Albuquerque are:

Thrifty Car Rental
Address: 3400 University Blvd Se Ste T, Albuquerque, NM 87106, United States
Phone: 1 877-283-0898

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 3400 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, United States
Phone: 1 505-765-9100

Alamo Rent A Car
Address: Bldg K, 3400 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, United States
Phone: 1 505-724-4500

Budget Car Rental
Address: 3400 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, United States
Phone: 1 505-764-3560

Dollar Rent a Car
Address: 3400 University Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87106, United States
Phone: 1 866-434-2226

Avis Car Rental
Address: 3400 West University Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque Intl Sunport, Albuquerque, NM 87106, United States
Phone: 1 505-842-4080

National Car Rental
Address: 3400 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, United States
Phone: 1 505-724-4500

Advantage Rent A Car
Address: 3400 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, United States
Phone: 1 505-242-6154

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 9421 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, United States
Phone: 1 505-899-5980


Bicycle hire: There are over 400 miles of trails, bike paths and routes in Albuquerque. Albuquerque has an extensive bike system. Bikes can be hired from Routes Bicycle Rentals and Tours, or The BikeSmith

A Map Guide to Getting Around in Albuquerque

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