Ride the Train

Riding the New Mexico Rail Runner Express is Easy and Fun

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1-yellow-border Find Your Station

Look at the New Mexico Rail Runner Express route map to determine which station is closest to your starting point and your destination. 

2-yellow-border Read the Schedule

Look a the New Mexico Rail Runner Express schedule to determine what time the train departs the station and what time it arrives at your destination. Be sure to arrive at the station five minutes prior to the departure time. If you need help reading the schedule, follow the directions at this link.

3-yellow-border Calculate Your Fare

Look at the fare chart to determine your fare. Count the number of zones through which you will travel. Be sure to count the zone you are starting in. Then look at the chart to determine your fare.

4-yellow-border Buy Your Ticket

buy-tickets-now-button-croppedThere are three ways to buy your ticket: on our app, online or on the train. If you purchase your ticket in advance on our app or online you will receive a discount. Once on the train, you can show the ticket agent the ticket on your app, your printed ticket, or a digital copy of the ticket from your smart phone. If you don’t have time to do this before arriving at the station, you can purchase a ticket from an agent onboard the train. You can pay with cash or credit. 

5-yellow-border Arrive at the Station

We have free parking at most stations. You will have to pay for parking in Downtown Albuquerque and the Santa Fe Depot. 

6-yellow-border Board the Train

Be sure to arrive at the station five minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Keep your ticket out for ticket agents and conductors. To ensure everyone has paid their fare, you may be asked multiple times on one trip to present your ticket. 

7-yellow-border Exit the Train

Be sure to gather all of your belongings and make your way to the doors on the lower level before the train comes to a complete stop. After exiting the train, use your Rail Runner Express printed ticket to ride many connecting buses and shuttles for free! View a complete list of connecting transit partners.

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