About the Albuquerque International Airport

Travel between the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express using these fast and convenient public transit options.

airport connections at the ATCPlan your Trip

Determine which Rail Runner Express Station you will need to arrive at or depart from. Then select the route that corresponds to your flight time.

Pay your Fare

You can ride the shuttles and buses for FREE if you purchase your Rail Runner ticket in advance online or on our mobile app. If you don’t already have your train ticket you can pay the driver a $1 fare each way. 


Find your Way


Follow signs directing you to the shuttle you wish to board. For example, if you are at the Downtown Albuquerque station and need to go to the airport, follow the signs that direct you to Bus Bay “E”. If you are at the airport, the shuttles are located at the lower level at the west end of the shuttle island, look for the Bus Stop signs.


Board your Shuttle

The Airport Express shuttle has a picture of the train on one side and the Rail Runner Express on the other. ABQ RIDE transit buses are white and maroon and will show their route number on the front and side of each bus.

More Information


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.

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District is committed to its Title VI obligations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin in the delivery of service. To obtain more information on our nondiscrimination obligations or to file a Title VI complaint, visit our Title VI web page, or contact us at:

Rio Metro Regional Transit District
809 Copper Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
866-795-RAIL (7245)