No matter how you get to Santa Fe—plane train or automobile—you’ll have no trouble zipping around the historic streets of the City Different.
Santa Fe offers ways to get around the city easily with: a local taxi service, a public transportation system, charter vans, scooters, bikes and limousine services. It’s also good to know that rental cars can also be picked up at several locations in Santa Fe.
How Do I Get To Santa Fe From The Airports?
The Santa Fe Municipal Airport boasts three direct flights from Denver, Dallas or Los Angeles—making for an easy weekend or extended getaway. Once you’ve arrived, you can find two car rental agencies right at the airport so you can begin your Santa Fe adventure right away.
You can also fly into the Albuquerque International Sunport—a short 45 minute drive away from Santa Fe. At the Sunport you can choose from more than seven car rental agencies. If driving a rental car to Santa Fe isn’t your plan you may prefer to take a shuttle. One service at the ABQ airport is the Sandia Shuttle Express–a convenient service between Santa Fe and the Albuquerque International Sunport with 30 trips daily to fit your travel schedule. The shuttle offers pick up and drop off at all Santa Fe hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, colleges, and other locations. Shuttle time is 75 minutes one way. Just remember to call to make a reservation.
The Road Runner Shuttle and Charter has daily service from the Santa Fe Airport and Albuquerque International Sunport. There are also shared and private shuttles, and group charters.
How Do I Get To Santa Fe From The Lamy Train Station?
If you take the Amtrak train to Lamy, New Mexico the Lamy Shuttle and Tours is your shuttle service to Santa Fe. This shuttle outfit has been shuttling travelers to and from the Lamy train station for over 32 years. One way service is $20 per adult.
Here Comes The Rail Runner
The New Mexico Rail Runner (NMRX) is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The train service operates between Albuquerque and Santa Fe seven days a week.
You’ll know you’re at the Rail Runner’s northern terminal (Santa Fe Railyard) when you notice bustling activity—an active farmers market, restaurants and cafés, and a range of retail offerings. Rail runner fare is $9 per person for a one way ticket.
Take A Cab
A popular mode of transportation in the City Different is Capital City Cab. The cab company has been in operation for many years and most recently has partnered with Sandia Shuttle Express. Capital City Cab is a 24 hour taxi service which makes runs to the airport, all casinos, and can be used for food or beverage deliveries as well as package deliveries. Fares vary. A one way to the Albuquerque International Sunport is $28 and $48 for a roundtrip cab fare. The cab company has also partnered with the Santa Fe County Community Services DWI Program. The program provides safe transportation via Capital City Cab to adults from a liquor establishment or parties to your residence within the Santa Fe city limits. Cab rides are $5 per cab for one or two riders and $10 a cab for three or more. The service runs Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Happy Santa Fe Trails To You
Just catch the Santa Fe Trails bus at any of the convenient bus stops along Cerrillos Road. There’s service every 15 minutes, so you’re sure to be in the midst of Santa Fe’s famous attractions in no time—including special events on the Plaza! Plus, from the downtown Transit Center on Sheridan Avenue, you can connect to Route “M” that takes you within a short walk of Canyon Road and directly to Museum Hill—home to four distinct and diverse world-class museums. Avoid the congestion and the hassle of finding parking when you attend major events in Santa Fe like Spanish Market, Indian Market, the burning of Zozobra and the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. The Santa Fe Trails provides free bus service on these special event days. You can find bus routes and schedule here.
The Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle service is a great way for train passengers to get around once they step off the Rail Runner Express at the Santa Fe Depot or for others who want a fast, free way to get around downtown, Museum Hill and Canyon Road. Two shuttles run daily. This is a free shuttle service that starts and ends in front the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Montezuma Avenue and runs counter-clockwise with various stops around downtown.
Scooters & Bikes
Did you know that you can get around Santa Fe without renting a car? Scooters are a great way to see Santa Fe, conserve gas, ease traffic congestion, simplify parking, and are just great fun! iScoot scooters are small and require only a standard driver’s license to drive. The scooters reach a top speed of 30 mph. iScoot scooters are available April through September.
Centaur Cycles and Scooters also rent scooters and motorcycles. You can rent a motorcycle or scooter starting at just $75 per day. There’s no better way to tour Santa Fe than on a motor scooter. For the more adventurous folks, tour around the state on a powerful highway motorcycle.
Another way of seeing Santa Fe is by bike. Paths and trails for all types of riders are located in and around the city. You can download the Santa Fe City Trail maps here. Mellow Velo is an independent bicycle dealer in the heart of Santa Fe’s Historic Downtown. They offer a diverse bike fleet and provide expert route advice and maps for adventures both on and off road.
Thinking of getting around in style? Santa Fe Valet has become the premier transportation provider in Northern New Mexico. They provide luxury transportation services for groups of all sizes including board of directors meetings, road shows, group meetings, and destination weddings.
Santa Fe Limo is New Mexico’s Elite Black Car Service, specializing in transportation for business and leisure travelers. Their “attention to detail” means your transportation will be handled by a team of executive chauffeurs with a fleet of late model town cars and SUV’s, and vans. They also offer Transportation Concierge Service when booked in advance.
Well, there you have it! No matter how you choose to see Santa Fe—by zipping around on a scooter or in the comfort of a chauffeured car—you’ll have no trouble seeing why so many people love Santa Fe. So book your trip now and let’s get around Santa Fe!