New Mexico Transportation

  • Watch your station time & don't miss the train
    Watch your station time & don't miss the...
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  • Lonely Train Tracks in Lamy, New Mexico
    Lonely Train Tracks in Lamy, New Mexico
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  • Commuter stop at Bernalillo
    Commuter stop at Bernalillo
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New Mexico Transportation

  • Trains & Buses

    Albuquerque Transportation

    Greyhound services operate between Albuquerque and a number of locations throughout New Mexico and on to other states. I took the service from Albuquerque to El Paso, Texas. There are three daily services running from Albuquerque (NM) to El Paso (TX), two run in the early hours of the morning whilst the third leaves Albuquerque around teatime and...

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  • ABQ Sunport / Airport

    Albuquerque Transportation

    The Sunport has set up their "flyby" or "preferred access" security lane in such a way that it is useless. You bypass other passengers to the document check station (there's never a line here) then move into a ridiculously long line to get through xray check point. If you pay for the "Flyby" benefit on a Southwest flight - you have wasted your...

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  • Car Travel

    Albuquerque Transportation

    Getting around ABQ is easiest by car. For families, older people, the lazy, etc., there's just no way around it. There are places, like Old Town, where you can park the car and walk around for an afternoon, but the city is so spread out, walking isn't practical unless you're some kind of super-fit speed-walker. The only alternative is to bring a...

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  • Tours

    Albuquerque Transportation

    This guy gives bicycle tours. Snapped this photo of him on his lunch break. You'll need a car to get to Sandia Crest. Once we were at Old Town there were many things to see that were in walking distance of each other.

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  • Shuttles to ABQ Airport from Northern NM

    There was a forum question about how to get from Las Vegas, NM, to the Albuquerque airport (ABQ). One option is to take the Orange Route New Mexico DOT Park and Ride bus to Santa Fe for $3 and then catch the Sandia Shuttle for $27 directly to the airport. NM Park and Ride also services several other northern NM towns with this schedule. Another...

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  • Albuquerque International Sunport

    New Mexico's main airport is located about three miles (five kilometers) southeast of downtown Albuquerque. Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) has a few flights to Mexico, but none to any other foreign countries. However, there are numerous convenient connections to most major American cities.Airlines serving Albuquerque International Sunport:...

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  • A car is the only way to go!

    I would defy anyone to tour New Mexico properly without the benefit of a car, except perhaps a very fit cyclist. There’s lots to see and do, but places can be quite far apart and no public transport serves many of the most scenic routes, although in places like Santa Fe and Albuquerque there are buses. Plus, driving here is a real pleasure. Of...

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  • Our flight

    It may perhaps seem a little odd that for a holiday spent touring New Mexico we should fly to Texas, but for a couple of reasons El Paso made real sense as an entry point. Firstly flights there from London were just a little cheaper than to Albuquerque, the only obvious alternative. But secondly, and more importantly, it suited my route planning to...

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  • New Mexico Cheap Gas Advice

    I-10:Fill up in Las Cruces and attempt to make Tucson. Lordsburg is generally cheaper than Deming. El Paso may be cheaper than Las Cruces so, if it is, it's best to fill up in El Paso then top off in Las Cruces.Cheapest gas in Las Cruces is usually at the corner of Idaho & El Paseo. The TA at the Motel Blvd exit (#139) is usually just a little...

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  • Santa Fe Trail

    The Pioneers came over a thousand miles down this trail when the South-West was first settled. They started out in St. Louis and used riverboats for some of the way, and then wagons and oxen or horses for the rest of the trip. These journeys were very hard and many did not survive. Some areas where swampy and diseases spread amongst the pioneers,...

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  • Tips for the Rail Runner

    Here's some random tips for this commuter service: 1. When nature calls, make sure you use it either when the train is in motion or at a stop. If you do it when the train leaves a station, there's a sudden jerky movement, and it might not be pleasant. Fellas, this is more aimed towards you, as I found out.2. If you prefer good views, sit on the...

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  • Rail Runner

    This commuter train serves as transportation from the south in Belen to as far north as the captial of Santa Fe. The Rail Runner (named in part for our state's bird, the roadrunner) is still brand new and an important means of transportation in a state that is quite spread out and hard to get around in. It also serves the airport (whose shuttles...

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  • US is car country

    The US has never been noted for its mass transit and the car is king. Driving around the western US is a joy, with open roads and ample scenery. There's great places to stop and have a picnic or just take a photo. New Mexico is particularly a fun place to drive around due to minimal traffic. Albuquerque lies right on Route 66 and the two roads up...

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  • Driving in New Mexico

    New Mexico's highways are flat with visibility as far as the eye can see...or at least until the next mountain. I-10 skirts the mountains, but can be affected by the massive dust storms so common to this area. Fuel can be scarce once you get off the highway so never let your tank get below 1/4 full, no matter the price of gas!

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  • Amtrak

    The Southwest Chief is Amtrak's main route through New Mexico, serving Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy (Santa Fe), Albuquerque and Gallup. The Sunset Limited serves Lordsburg and Deming as well as nearby El Paso.

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  • Shortcut from Chimayo to Santa Fe

    If you are taking the High Road to back Santa Fe from Taos and have visited Chimayo, you don't have to go through Espanola to get to Santa Fe. When you come out of the Chimayo parking lot go south on NM-503 to Nambe (and US-285/84) instead of going back to NM-76 to Espanola. Not only will this save you ~30 minutes of driving time, you will also get...

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  • North, South, or ??????

    New Mexico isn't very good about north/south or east/west on their street signs. You have to know what town or city your are heading towards to get your bearings ... so take a few moments to note the next big town on your route from a map - this will help those of us w/out a compass or GPS stay on the road in the direction we REALLY wish to travel...

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  • Rent a Harley-Davidson

    Come ride the enchanted highways of New Mexico on a Harley®. You can rent a recent model Sportster®, Dyna, Softail®, Road King®, Buell® Blast®, Buell® Lightning® and more!Chick's Harley-Davidson/Buell5000 Alameda Dr. NEAlbuquerque, NM 87113(505) 856-1600(NM only) 800.336.6777

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  • Route 66

    Gallup is situated on the Old Route 66 in western New Mexico & has become a major hub for people who travel the famous American road from the Pacific Ocean to Chicago. The best way to experience the history of Route 66 is to drive your own car!

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  • Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

    The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad runs 64 miles from Chama, New Mexico, to Antonito, Colorado. The route is through high mountains. There is even a tunnel at the Toltec Gorge. One option is to take the train halfway to the Osier, Colorado, station, and then ride back on the train coming the other direction. You will miss the Toltec Gorge if...

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  • RV'ing in style

    We found it quite cost effective to camp in the RV during our south eastern tour of New Mexico. There are so many places to camp for the night, and most with full RV hookup. One thing you may want to do though, is either make reservations in advance, or at least get there before dusk to secure a spot and entry into the park grounds.

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  • Rental Car Freedom

    As is my custom, I had pre-booked a rental car from Hertz so I could do some exploring in New Mexico before I had to get down to serious business. This worked out fine, my meandering trip with no pre-conceived route was very enjoyable as the scenery constantly changed. The few times that I was on the Interstate highway system reminded me why it was...

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  • Drive it!! This is one place...

    Drive it!! This is one place in the world where it is easy to drive and it is worth driving to and thru. It can be a mystical experience, the landscapes are amazing and like no other place in the world.DRIVE!!!! NM is easy to drive around and more convenient if you want to visit different parts of the state.

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  • The cheapest way is flighing...

    The cheapest way is flighing directly into Albuquerque Internaton Sunport it is about a 60 mile drive to Santa Fe ans 120 mile to Taos. There is a shuttle from Albuquerque to Taos. You can also fly into Taos's small public airport but it about $150.Walking is you best bet around the plaza, kit carson st. and bent street. There is a bus but it...

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  • Fly to New Mexico (either...

    Fly to New Mexico (either Albuquerque in the northern part of the state or El Paso for the southern part of the state) and drive! Be prepared for a 3 hour drive to be a 'short' drive. It's a BIG state.

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  • Airline Transportation: into...

    Airline Transportation: into New Mexico from outside the state is reasonably reliable.Airline Transportation: within the state of New Mexico is handled almost exclusively by Mesa Airlines. It's not that the 19-seat Beechcraft 1900 turboprop aircraft are uncomfortable; they're fine, and the longest jaunt in-state is only about an hour. the problem...

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