Area Airport Information
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - The Sunport is the most common gateway for visitors to Taos as it provides the most flight options for travelers. Airlines serving the Sunport include America West, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, Mesa Air, Northwest Reno Air, Southwest, TWA, United, and US Air. The Sunport has full complement of rental car agencies located in a convenient Sunport Car Rental Center. Average drive time between the Albuquerque airport and Taos Ski Valley is roughly 2.5 to 3 hours.
Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) - Santa Fe airport offers more limited flight options but with a reduced drive time to Taos. Avis and Hertz are the only rental car agencies with offices at the airport. American Eagle Airlines and United Airlines are currently the only commercial carriers serving the Santa Fe Airport with daily flights out of Santa Fe to and from Dallas, Phoenix, and Denver.
Taos Municipal Airport (SKX) – The Taos Municipal Airport is a relatively small airport with only private aviations services and one seasonal (winter only) charter air service at this time. The Charter air service is provided by Taos Air with flights several days a week to and from Austin and Dallas (Love Field) airports only. Flights include complimentary shuttle service to and from Taos Ski Valley from the Taos Airport. GPS and VOR approaches available. FBO services provided by Taos Aviation Services.
Direct Flights to Taos via Taos Air!
Taos Air now offers direct flights to the Taos Municipal Airport from Austin, Dallas (Love Field), Los Angeles (Hawthorne), and Carlsbad-San Diego (McClellan). There is a single round trip flights to and from each of these cities 3 days per week (currently Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays) with included ski rentals and complementary shuttle service to and from Taos Ski Valley for all passengers. For more information or to reserve flights, go to Taos Air.
For private aviation to/from Taos Municipal Airport (SKX): There are two runways with the largest being 8,600 feet by 100 feet wide at 7,095-foot elevation. Updated FBO services and additional navigation information can be found at here . GPS and VOR approaches available. FBO services provided by Taos Aviation Services.
Car Rental Companies
- Albuquerque: Advantage, Alamo, Avis , Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty
- Santa Fe Municipal Airport: Hertz and Avis
- Taos: Wheeler Peak Rent A Car (575-776-4904)- located at the Taos Airport; Enterprise (575-737-0514) in town of Taos
Shuttle / Taxi Services to and from Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos:
Mountain View Shuttle: Tel: 575-770-8759
Taos Rides: Tel: 575-613-3256
Taos Ski Valley Transportation: Tel: 800-776-1111
Faust's Local Transportation (taxi): 575-758-3410
Ride Sharing Services: Currently Uber and Lift drivers are limited to non-existent in the Taos and Taos Ski Valley area. We expect this to change in the near future and will try to update this when services are more reliably available.
Bus Service: The North Central Regional Transportation District (NCRTD), known commonly as “The Blue Bus”, provides regular bus service between Taos and Santa Fe for no fee. Click here for updates schedules and additional information. Taos Express: Weekend Bus between Taos and Santa Fe. www.taosexpress.com
Seasonally (winter) The Blue Bus also provides limited service between Taos and Taos Ski Valley stopping in Arroyo Seco, 500 feet from the SnowMansion. Check their website for updated schedules for the “TSV Green Line”.
The Blue Buses also provide Friday and Saturday evening service between Taos Ski Valley and the Town of Taos. The RTD 380 Night Rider Dinner Shuttle service coincides with the District’s 341 TSV Green route and operates Saturday, December 21, 2019 through March 22, 2020. Service is provided on two roundtrips beginning in the Town at 6:10 PM and runs though 10:10 PM. The route services Paseo del Pueblo, the Plaza, El Prado, Arroyo Seco, Valdez and the Taos Ski Valley offering residents and visitors access to the Town’s amenities in the evenings.
Train from ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT to Santa Fe
New Mexico Rail Runner: www.nmrailrunner.com
Driving Details and Maps
From Albuquerque: I-25 North to Santa Fe; take Highway 599 north (exit #276) to Hwy. 285 north, then in Espanola continue on Hwy. 68 to Taos. Hwy 68 to Hwy 150, then 5 miles to Arroyo Seco.
From Arizona: I-40 East to Albuquerque; I-25 North to Santa Fe; take Highway 599 north (exit #276) to Hwy. 285 north, then Hwy. 68 to Taos. Hwy 68 to Hwy 150, then 5 miles to Arroyo Seco.
From Denver: I-25 South to Colorado Springs to Walsenburg; Hwy. 160 to Fort Garland; Hwy. 159 and Hwy. 522 to Taos. Intersection Hwys, 522, 68 & 150, take Hwy 150 (left) 5 miles to Arroyo Seco.
From West Texas: I-40 West to Clines Corners; Hwy. 285 to I-25 to Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos. Hwy 68 to Hwy 150, then 5 miles to Arroyo Seco.
Driving Distances / Approximate Times to Taos Ski Valley
Albuquerque 150 mi / 2:45 Amarillo 302 mi / 4:30 Austin 764 mi / 12:00
Colorado Springs 230 mi / 3:45 Dallas 682 mi / 10:30 Denver 300 mi / 4:30
Durango 208 mi / 3:15 El Paso 400 mi / 6:00 Oklahoma City 558 mi / 8:15
Phoenix 568 mi / 8:30 Santa Fe 90 mi / 1:30 Tucson 569