Train Fares

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express operates on a zone-based fare structure.

The amount passengers pay for a ticket is determined by the distance traveled. There are six zones along the 100-mile corridor between Santa Fe and the City of Belen. See the chart below for details.

Tickets can be purchased on our app, online or onboard the train. If using a credit card for payment, passengers must show a valid photo I.D.

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Rail Runner Express Fare Chart

Full Fare

One-Way Trip
Day PassMonthly PassAnnual Pass
1 Zone$2$3
($2 online)
($29 online)
($375 online)
2 Zones$3$4
($3 online)
($45 online)
($540 online)
3 Zones$5$6
($5 online)
($62 online)
($705 online)
4 Zones$8$9
($8 online)
($95 online)
($1,035 online)
5 Zones$9$10
($9 online)
($100 online)
($1,090 online)
6 Zones$10$11
($10 online)
($111 online)
($1,200 online)

Reduced Fare

ZonesOne-Way TripDay PassMonthly PassAnnual Pass
1 Zone$1$2
($1 online)
($9 online)
($177 online)
2 Zones$1$2
($1 online)
($18 online)
($265 online)
3 Zones$2$3
($2 online)
($26 online)
($342 online)
4 Zones$4$6
($5 online)
($42 online)
($507 online)
5 Zones$4$7
($6 online)
($45 online)
($540 online)
6 Zones$5$8
($7 online)
($51 online)
($595 online)

How to Calculate Your Fares

Count the number of zones through which you will travel.


  • Traveling from Los Lunas to U.S. 550 / Sandoval County is three zones
  • Traveling from Los Ranchos / Journal Center to Downtown Albuquerque is one zone

Accepted Forms of Payment

Tickets can be purchased on the train, online or on the mobile app.

  • Cash
  • Debit Cards
  • All Major Credit Cards (except American Express)

Refund Policy

New Mexico Rail Runner Express Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tickets are not refundable if lost, damaged, stolen or destroyed. Tickets are also not refundable if the passenger purchased a ticket and didn’t use it, purchased the wrong date or wrong station or if a ticket is purchased at a discounted rate without qualification. Tickets purchased using the mobile app will not be refunded if accidentally activated.

Reduced Fares

Reduced fares are available to:

  • Senior citizens age 62 and over
  • Students with a valid student I.D. or proof of enrollment
  • Youth ages 10 to 17
  • Medicare card holders
  • People with disabilities that show 
    • A NM Motor Vehicle Department notification 
    • Letter from the doctor indicating the disability (with expiration date) 
    • An ABQ RIDE Honored Citizen Card
    • A Santa Fe Ride Card or Santa Fe Trails Half Fare Card

Fare Free

The following ride free: 

  • Children 9 and under
  • Seniors 62+ free on Wednesdays
  • Active Duty Military and Veterans that show
    • VHIC or VA medical card
    • Veteran’s ID (VIC card)
    • Driver’s License with a veteran’s designation
    • Department of Defense Active Duty & Dependent Military IDs
    • NMRX Freedom Pass
  • Show your valid one-way, day, monthly, or annual printed or mobile Rail Runner pass to ride Rio Metro general public Dial-a-Ride buses and fixed/commuter route buses (not valid on Rio Rancho Dial-a-Ride buses)

Alternate Format

  1. To request this information in an alternate format (eg., Braille, large print, audio), please contact Customer Service at 1-866-795-7245 or click here to download the request form.