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Visiting Santa Fe

Balloon Fiesta Shuttle

NEW for visitors to Santa Feǃ An Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta shuttle bus will pick up at 3 downtown hotel locations each day throughout Fiesta this year. Please see below schedule. Arrive early as the shuttle will depart promptly from each location. Space is limited and tickets are on a first come first serve basis.
Should morning sessions be cancelled due to weather, shuttle tickets will not be refunded.

The purchase of this ticket does not include access into the Balloon Fiesta Park so guests will need to purchase that separately. Click here to purchase your Balloon Fiesta Tickets.


Bus departs promptly at 4:30am - Eldorado Hotel, 309 W. San Francisco St.

  • Servicing the Eldorado Hotel and nearby lodging partners, including: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, Hotel Santa Fe and Las Palomas

Bus departs promptly at 4:45am - La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E. San Francisco St.

  • Servicing La Fonda on the Plaza and nearby lodging partners, including: Inn & Spa at Loretto, Hotel Chimayo, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Hotel St. Francis, Inn of the Governors, Inn of the Five Graces and Luxx Boutique Hotel

Bus departs promptly at 5:00am - The Drury Hotel, 828 Paseo De Peralta

  • Servicing The Drury Plaza Hotel and nearby lodging partners including: La Posada de Santa Fe, Inn on the Alameda, Fort Marcy Hotel Suites and The Lodge at Santa Fe


This is a shuttle service available from Santa Fe to Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park from October 5-13. The shuttle will pick up at the El Dorado Hotel, La Fonda Hotel and The Drury Hotel in the downtown area starting at 4:20am. Return shuttle service will arrive back into Santa Fe around 11am. 

Please print your tickets for the driver to see or have it available on your smart phone. Keep your ticket for the return ride home as you'll show it again for return trip to Santa Fe.

IMPORTANT: Return Pick up to Santa Fe after the event will be at 10am sharp at the same location as drop off. (Public Transit Area Drop off on the SE corner of the Balloon Park). Please be sure to get the shuttle drivers cell phone in case you are running late.




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