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Getting to Santa Fe

By Air

The Albuquerque International Sunport is the primary airport for Northern New Mexico. The airport houses about a dozen national, international and regional carriers and is about an hour drive from Santa Fe. This pleasant, clean, efficient airport serves more than six million travelers a year.

The Santa Fe Municipal Airport offers daily commercial flights through two primary airlines, American Eagle and United Express.

The Taos Regional Airport and Los Alamos Airport are used primarily for more specialized flight services.

By Train

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express offers 14 stations from Santa Fe to Belen. The network offers transportation along the 100-mile Rio Grande corridor and connects with more than 60 bus stops, which can take visitors as far north as Taos and as far south as Socorro.

View Rail Runner Stations & Rio Metro Office Locations in a larger map

Santa Fe is about 18 miles from Lamy, NM, which houses Amtrak’s Southwest Chief. The historic engine runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles.

By Car

Santa Fe is 385 miles from Denver, via North-South Interstate 25. I-25 enters New Mexico at Raton and continues south through Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and terminates in El Paso, Texas on the American side and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. From Ciudad Juarez to Mexico City is 832 miles. Another route from Denver and points north is Highway 285 which winds down through Tres Piedras, Española (where it joins with Highway 84) and into Santa Fe where it becomes St. Francis Drive. St. Francis intersects I-25 on the east side of Santa Fe.

Albuquerque to Santa Fe is about 60 miles via I-25. An alternate route from Albuquerque to Santa Fe is Highway 14, The Turquoise Trail.

Coming from the west, Albuquerque is 322 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona via Interstate 40. From Phoenix to Albuquerque is 458 miles via Highway 60 which intersects I-25 at Socorro, 136 miles south of Santa Fe.

From Tucson, take Interstate 10 to Las Cruces where it intersects I-25 then north 285 miles to Santa Fe.

Coming from the east, Santa Fe is about 340 miles from Amarillo, Texas, via I-40 to Albuquerque then I-25 North to Santa Fe.

Taos, New Mexico, is 70 miles from Santa Fe and may be reached by taking 285 north out of Santa Fe to Española. In Española don’t turn and Highway 285 will become Highway 68 which follows the Rio Grande River up to Taos. An alternative route to Taos is The High Road.