Albuquerque Transportation

JFK Airport Terminal DinningSometimes while on vacation, getting there is half the fun. Albuquerque offers a variety of transportation options for visitors. Renting a car is always an option however guests of the Albuquerque area should consider all their options to enhance their stay. ABQ Ride, the City's transportation system, offers help planning bus routes. A unique feature of the bus system is Guaranteed Ride Home Program which provides transportation if unforeseen circumstances arise and the rider is unable to make the regular route. Maps and route schedules are available online from the ABQ Ride website.

Visitor arriving from the airport can use the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. The "Airport Express Bus" - Route 380 connects travelers from the airport to the Downtown Station. Connecting buses are provided to travel southbound in Albuquerque. For a destination in the northern part of the city, travelers can take the "Rio Bravo-Sunport-Kirtland Bus" – Route 222 and get off at the Bernalillo County/Sunport Station. Many of the Rail Runner stations in Sandoval, Bernalillo, and Valencia counties have transit connections that provide access to area destinations. The rail line also provides a discount card that can be used at local area restaurants, shops, and museums. Maps and route schedules are available from the New Mexico Rail Runner Express website.

One greener and healthier ways to get around Albuquerque is by bicycle. Albuquerque is very bike friendly with over 400 miles of bike paths and trails to explore. A list of bike paths and trails is located on the City of Albuquerque website. Bike paths and trails are classified as multiple use trail, bicycle lane, bike boulevard, wide road, and bicycle road according to whether the trail is open to vehicles and the proximity of bicycles to motorists. Additionally, ABQ Ride offers bike racks on their buses. Walking and skateboarding are also fun alternative options for getting around the city. Visitors should be aware that the Child Safe Helmet Act of 2007 requires all minors under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while riding, skateboard, and rollerblading.

Albuquerque features the following car rental companies: Advantage Rent A Car, Alamo Rent A Car, Avis, Budget Rent A Car, Dollar Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent A Car, Hertz Corporation, National Rent A Car, PaylessCar, and Thrify Car Rental. Taxi services available are: Albuquerque Cab Company, Yellow Cab Company, and ABQ Green Cab Company. Tours and Charter Services include: Casino Tours (American Tours), Herrera Coaches, Paradise Tours, Roadrunner Shuttle Services, Socorro Taxi, Tours of the Southwest, and Twin Hearts Express.