Flying to Albuquerque

People wishing to fly into Albuquerque by commercial airlines will fly into the Albuqeruque Internaltion Sunport, IATA code ABQ.

The Sunport is served by a number of airlines, including Southwest, American, United, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, and Aligent.  There are a number of routes from most U.S. and international destinations.  At this time, there are no regularly scheduled flights from international destinations.

For people flying in from outside of the U.S., Albuquerque is located roughly equidistant from Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas-Fort Worth.  It is also well connected to LAX, Salt Lake City, and Chicago O'Hare.

The Sunport, while a compact airport catering to passengers arriving and departing New Mexico, has all of the ammenities of any major airport, including ground transportation and car rental.

Should someone be interested in flying to Albuqeruqe by private airplane, the Albuququerque International Sunport does serve as a general avation airport.  However, it is recommended that you fly to the Double Eagle Airport on the West Side if possible.

Taking the Train

People wishing to take the train to Albuqeurque are in luck.  Albuquerque is a major stop on Amtrak's Southwest Chief.

The Southwest Chief serves Albuqerque once a day from the east (Chicago) and once a day from the west (Los Angles).  Both trains stop at the Alvarado Transportation Center in downtown Albuqerque.

The Alvarado Transportation Center is also where interstate busses stop.  It is also a major hub in Albuqerque's local bus system.


Driving to Albuquerque

Albuquerque is located at the crossroads of two Interstate Highways, I-25 and I-40.  Drivers in a hurry can simply find their way to the city along either of these roads.  Just be sure to only take a left turn if that is how you need to get to our hotel.

Drivers with more time may choose instead to explore any of the many U.S. and New Mexico highways and smaller roads that also connect Albuqerque to other parts of the United States.

If you are planning a driving trip to Albuquerque, please remember that we are at over 5,000' of elevation, and many of the roads leading to Albuquerque pass through mountain passes at even higher elevation.  Winter weather is not unheard of even in late November and early December.

Also be prepared for other issues of mountain driving, including winding roads and steep climbs and descents.

On the other hand, the scenery one can find when driving through New Mexico at any time of the year is worth the drive, so don't be discouraged, just prepared.