By Plane

The Albuquerque Sunport (ABQ) is the primary international airport serving the state of New Mexico. It is located about 3 miles (~5km) southeast of downtown Albuquerque and about 60 miles (~100 km) southwest of Santa Fe. ABQ serves several daily flights to and from large international airport hubs such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Francisco.

There are three main options to get from ABQ to Santa Fe:

The Santa Fe Regional Airport offers daily connecting flights to Dallas, Denver, and Phoenix. There is no taxi service in Santa Fe but several shuttles, car rentals, and rideshare options exist.

Statue from the Albuquerque Sunport

By Train

If time is on your side and you enjoy scenic train rides, the Amtrak Southwest Chief with connections in Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, and Los Angeles might be the right option for you. The same transportation options from downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe as outlined above apply.

Picture of the Rail Runner Train in New Mexico

By Car

Santa Fe is located in northern New Mexico at the interstate I-25. Approximate driving times to Santa Fe from:

  • Albuquerque: 1 hour
  • Denver: 6 hours
  • Phoenix: 8 hours
  • Dallas: 10 hours
  • Los Angeles: 14 hours

A gas station in Santa Fe at dusk