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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Bus Service to UNM-Valencia Campus

Red Rio Metro bus parked in front of clock tower at UNM Valencia campus

Rio Metro Regional Transit District offers free bus transportation to UNM-Valencia Campus via the Valencia County Dial-a-Ride*.

The Valencia County Dial-a-Ride can accommodate students, staff, and the general public, including individuals with disabilities. It is available to anyone traveling throughout Valencia County, including Belen, Bosque Farms, Los Chavez, Los Lunas, Peralta, Rio Commutes, and Tomé. It can also pick up and drop off from the Los Lunas Rail Runner Station.

How to Use the Dial-a-Ride

Call (505) 352-3595 to schedule a ride in advance.

  • Rides must be requested by 12 Noon one business day in advance and can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Ride requests are accepted between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • For Monday rides, requests must be made by 12 Noon on the Friday before.

No Cost

The Valencia County Dial-a-Ride and all Rio Metro buses are fare free.


Contact the Rio Metro Valencia County Office at 505-352-3595 for questions and additional information.

*Valencia County Dial-all-Ride service to UNM-Valencia Campus has replaced the former Rio Metro Route 209.

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