Getting Around

A bus network operates around Albuquerque, but is not comprehensive enough to link all the major tourist sights, and most bus routes stop running at about 6pm. The sprawling city is difficult to get around without a car, while the simple layout makes driving easy, as long as rush hour is avoided. Most agencies require drivers to be at least 21 years of age. Metered taxis are also available and can easily be hired from outside main transport terminals and major hotels. Albuquerque also has an extensive bike route system.

Airports

Albuquerque International Sunport

Albuquerque International Sunport is located approximately four miles (6km) southeast of central Albuquerque.

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

Overview

Ground transportation from the airport and around Albuquerque and New Mexico is provided by numerous cab companies, door-to-door shuttles, buses, limousines, and hotel/motel courtesy vehicles. Bus Route 250 (weekdays only) and Bus Route 50 (weekdays and Saturdays) service the airport.

Location

Albuquerque International Sunport is located approximately four miles (6km) southeast of central Albuquerque.

Getting to the city

Ground transportation from the airport and around Albuquerque and New Mexico is provided by numerous cab companies, door-to-door shuttles, buses, limousines, and hotel/motel courtesy vehicles. Bus Route 250 (weekdays only) and Bus Route 50 (weekdays and Saturdays) service the airport.

Time

GMT -7 (GMT -6 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental agencies at the airport include Advantage, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty, among others. All are located at the Sunport's Car Rental Center, which is connected to the passenger terminal building by free shuttle buses.

Airport Taxis

Several taxi companies operate from the airport, including Alburqueque Cab Company, Yellow Cab Company and ABQ Green Cab Company.

Facilities

There are a number of restaurants, bars, and shops available, as well as a tourist information desk. Business facilities are available in nearby hotels. There are smoking areas within the airport. ATMs are located throughout the terminal building in front of and beyond the security checkpoint. Disabled facilities are good.

Parking

Short-term parking at Albuquerque International Sunport is located near the terminal with prices ranging from $2 for 30 minutes up to $12 per day, while long-term parking is slightly farther away and tops out at $7 per day. There is a free cell phone waiting area for drivers picking up or dropping off passengers.

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