Downtown Albuquerque Bus Connections

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Ride any ABQ RIDE, Santa Fe Trails or Rio Metro bus for free when you show the driver your valid Rail Runner Express printed or mobile ticket!

ABQ RIDE Route 50 - Airport 

Use this route to access the Albuquerque International Sunport. View the Rail Runner Airport Connections Page for additional information.

Visit the ABQ RIDE Schedules Page

Rio Metro Route 208

This route provides three northbound and three southbound trips morning/midday between Valencia County, the Pueblo of Isleta, and Downtown Albuquerque when the Rail Runner does not operate. Riders are encouraged to use Route 208 in combination with the Rail Runner, for example, by taking the bus to Downtown Albuquerque midday and returning by train in the evening. Weekdays only.

View Route 208 Schedule (PDF)

Rio Metro Route 505

Weekday express service from the Sandoval County / U.S. 550 Station to Downtown ABQ before the first southbound train of the morning.

View Route 505 Schedule (PDF)

ABQ RIDE Route 766 - ART Red Line

Use this rapid transit bus route to access Old Town, the ABQ BioPark, UNM, Nob Hill and Uptown. Operates daily.

Visit the ABQ RIDE Schedules Page

ABQ RIDE Route 777 - ART Green Line

Use this rapid transit bus route to access UNM, Nob Hill, and the Foothills near Tramway. Operates daily.

Visit the ABQ RIDE Schedules Page

ABQ RIDE Route 66 - Central Avenue

Use this route to access locations along Central Avenue including the Central & Unser Park and Ride, Downtown City and County Buildings, UNM, NM State Fairgrounds and the Wenonah & Tramway Park and Ride. Operates daily.

Visit the ABQ RIDE Schedules Page

ABQ RIDE Route 53 - Isleta Boulevard

Use this route to access the Albuquerque Zoo. Monday through Saturday. 

Visit the ABQ RIDE Schedules Page

ABQ RIDE Route 217 - Kirtland Air Force Base

Use this route to access Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) and Kirtland Air Force Base. Weekdays only. 

Visit the ABQ RIDE Schedules Page

Other ABQ RIDE Routes

There are nearly 40 other ABQ RIDE bus routes that get you just about anywhere in the city! 

Visit the ABQ RIDE Website

NMDOT Park & Ride Purple Route

Use this route for a direct connection between the Rail Runner and Los Alamos. Weekdays only.

Visit the Park and Ride Schedules Page

UNM Campus Shuttle 

Free shuttle to UNM Main Campus at Las Lomas and Yale. Weekdays only.

Visit the UNM Campus Shuttle Page

Amtrak

Use the Southwest Chief connection to get from Los Angeles to Chicago and points in between. 

Visit the Amtrak Website

Greyhound

Use this connection to get to many destinations across the U.S. 

Visit the Greyhound Website

Rail Runner Bus Connection Guide

Download the Rail and Bus Connections Guide (PDF)

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