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By Air

TAOS AIR

The fastest, easiest route to the Rockies. Scheduled non-stop service between Taos Regional Airport:
Austin and Dallas, Texas (Starts December 19, 2019)
Carlsbad-San Diego and Hawthorne-Los Angeles, California (Starts January 9, 2020)

  • Private flight experience
  • Ground shuttle transportation
  • Two free bags
  • Free ski and snowboard rentals
  • 100% Carbon Offset Air Service

Visit TaosAir.com or call 833-359-8267 (FLY TAOS) to book your flight.

Santa Fe Airport

Services two airlines with daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, and Phoenix.

Visit FlySantaFe.com.

Albuquerque International Sunport

Offers nonstop flights to 24 major cities.

Visit ABQSunport.com

Scenic Driving Routes to Taos from Santa Fe

The High Road

Two major routes offer different experiences: The “High Road” to Taos from Santa Fe travels through the mountains, past 13,000 foot peaks and small, isolated mountain towns sprinkled along the way that retain the flavor of the early Spanish settlers who came here four centuries ago. A scenic drive with beauty, hidden galleries, mountain vistas and pure New Mexico charm.


Chimayo

The Low Road

The “Low Road” from Santa Fe is the most direct route between Taos and communities to the south. It follows the Rio Grande through Northern New Mexico’s farming lowlands. During the summer, local produce farmers set up roadside fruit and vegetable stands. Also, just south of Taos, take advantage of the perspective stop to admire the rich landscape of Taos valley.

Drive Times

Denver 4 hours 43 minutes
Colorado Springs 3 hours 32 minutes
Lubbock 6 hours 3 minutes
El Paso 6 hours 6 minutes
Phoenix 9 hours 16 minutes
Oklahoma City 9 hours 12 minutes
Dallas 10 hour 34 minutes
Austin 12 hours 28 minutes

Driving Directions

  • ALBUQUERQUE TO TAOS: I-25 to Santa Fe; exit on 599 north to by-pass Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.
  • BRECKENRIDGE TO TAOS: Hwy. 9 to Fairplay; Hwy. 285 and Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
  • CRESTED BUTTE TO TAOS: Hwy. 135 to Gunnison; Hwy. 50 to Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
  • DENVER TO TAOS: I-25 to Colorado Springs to Walsenburg; Hwy. 160 to Fort Garland; Hwy. 159 and Hwy. 522 to Taos.
  • DURANGO TO TAOS: Hwy. 160 to Pagosa Springs; Hwy. 84 to Chama; Hwy. 17 to Antonito; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
  • VAIL TO TAOS: I-70 to Copper Mountain; Hwy. 91 to Leadville; Hwy. 24 and Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
  • WEST TEXAS TO TAOS: I-40 to Clines Corners; Hwy. 285 to I-25 to Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.

Transportation Services

Taos Rides LLC Shuttle Service

Serving Albuquerque, Taos, Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire.
Visit taosrides.com or call 575-613-3256.

Uber

Taos does have Uber drivers!

Taos Ski Valley Airport Shuttle

Provides daily year-round service to Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque airports.
Visit skitaos.com or call 888-569-1756.

The Taos Traveler Personalized Transportation & Touring

Providing door to door daily year-round personalized transportation & touring services to and from Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Red River & Angel Fire. Also, servicing all airport locations.

Visit thetaostraveler.com or call 575-779-8870

Transportation between Santa Fe and Taos

Rental Cars
Available from most major companies at the Santa Fe airport; information for Santa Fe rentals can be found at: santafeairportcarrental.com

New Mexico Rail Runner
Light rail service between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
riometro.org

The Taos Express
The Taos Express provides residents and visitors with weekend bus transit between Taos and Santa Fe. The NCRTD will commence a stop in Española at its RTD bus stop located in front of the Santa Claran Hotel by the Century Bank. The Taos Express provides connecting service to the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, Santa Fe Trails bus system and Taos Chile Line.

The fare for the service is $5.00 each way between Taos and Santa Fe. Service to and from Taos and Española, and between Santa Fe and Española, will be priced at $2.00 per trip. Service is provided on a first come, first served basis.

All NCRTD buses are ADA compliant and can accommodate two bicycles.
www.taosexpress.com

TAOS AND TAOS SKI VALLEY

NCRTD – 341 TSV Green – Daily Service
Operating December 15 – March 24, the 341 TSV Green Line provides free daily shuttle service to and from the Town of Taos, Valdez, El Prado, Arroyo Seco and Taos Ski Valley.
View schedule and route.

NCRTD – 380 Night Rider – Friday and Saturday Evening Service
Operating December 15 – March 24, the Night Rider provides free shuttle service to and from the Town of Taos, Valdez, El Prado, Arroyo Seco and Taos Ski Valley on Friday and Saturday evenings.
View schedule and route.

NCRTD – 340 Red Chile Line
Providing daily service throughout the Town of Taos and surrounding communities.
Visit ncrtd.org for Taos area transportation services, routes and schedules.

RENTAL CAR COMPANIES

Enterprise Rent a Car
1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ste A
575-758-5553
Hours: Monday thruough Friday 8:00AM – 5:00pm, Saturdays 9:00AM – 12:00PM, Closed Sundays.

ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce

Originally settled by a group of hearty and adventurous miners in the 1800’s, the community is now inhabited by intrepid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts year-round.

Great Plains/Mountains Tour

Take a trip to the other side of the mountains for a history lesson of what happens when two empires, Spanish and American, meet.

The High Road between Taos and Santa Fe

This alternate route between Taos and Santa Fe offers awe-inspiring scenery and remote villages.

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