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TAOS AIR

In as little as two hours, fly non-stop to Taos from Dallas and Austin. Enjoy the convenience of the Taos Air Experience.

  • Direct flights from Austin and Dallas, Texas.
  • Starting December 19, 2019 through March 29, 2020.
  • Flights from private terminals – be at the gate just 30 minutes before departure.
  • Private flight experience.
  • 100% Carbon Offset Air Service

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

SCENIC ROUTES TO TAOS

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.

Directions: Head north on US 84/285 and turn right on NM 503 where the “High Road” to Taos begins. Take NM 503 to NM 76.Continue on NM 76, then pick up NM 518 at Peñasco and wind your way through the Carson National Forest to US 68 at Ranchos de Taos


Chimayo

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.

Directions: Simply follow Highway 285 to Espanola and then take NM 68 to Taos.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

  1. ALBUQUERQUE TO TAOS: I-25 to Santa Fe; exit on 599 north to by-pass Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.
  2. BRECKENRIDGE TO TAOS: Hwy. 9 to Fairplay; Hwy. 285 and Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
  3. 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.
  4. DENVER TO TAOS: I-25 to Colorado Springs to Walsenburg; Hwy. 160 to Fort Garland; Hwy. 159 and Hwy. 522 to Taos.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. WEST TEXAS TO TAOS: I-40 to Clines Corners; Hwy. 285 to I-25 to Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.

TAXI SERVICES, UBER, AIRPORT SHUTTLE & TOURS

Taos Rides LLC Shuttle Service 

Call 575-613-3256 to book

Northern New Mexico shuttle and charter service providing transportation for local residents and tourists. Apart from designated airport rides they we offer a flexible pickup by arrangement. clean and well maintained passenger vehicles can carry from 6 up to 12 passengers, with luggage, or 14 for private charter.

We pride ourselves in offering a friendly, safe, convenient and economical service. Enjoy a stress-free end to your vacation with a private transfer to Santa Fe, Taos or Albuquerque airport. We also offer charters throughout Northern New Mexico for your group.

Schedule

Shuttle will leave Town of Taos at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

  • Arriving at Santa Fe Airport at 11:30 am, and 2:30 pm
  • Arriving at Albuquerque Sunport at 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm

Shuttle returning to Taos will leave Albuquerque Sunport at 2 pm and 5 pm

  • Arriving at Santa Fe Airport at 3 pm and 6 pm
  • Arriving at Taos Town at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Rates: View rates here

Uber

Taos does have Uber drivers!

Taos Ski Valley Airport Shuttle

Provides daily year-round service to Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque airports. Convenient pick-up and drop-off locations allow you to meet your friends and family, hit the slopes and trails, or access lodging quickly and easily.
Reservation Number 1-888-569-1756

*CREDIT CARD REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION.
*ALL PRICES ARE BEFORE TAX.
*RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

Please allow two hours between Taos Ski Valley and Santa Fe Airport (1.5 hours to or from town of Taos) and three hours between Taos Ski Valley and Albuquerque Sunport (2.5 hours to or from town of Taos).

Times vary due to weather and road conditions.  Reservations are recommended 48 hours in advance. 7-day cancellation for full refund. Child seats are not provided. No pets, services animals permitted.

  • 7:00AM and 11:00AM > Depart Taos Ski Valley
  • 8:00AM and 12:00PM > Depart Town of Taos
  • 12:30PM and 3:30PM > Depart ABQ Sunport Airport
  • 1:45PM and 4:45PM > Depart Santa Fe Airport

http://www.skitaos.com/discover-taos/airport-shuttle/

Taos Taxi and Tours LLC 

Provides daily year-round taxi, tour and shuttle services. Multi-Licensed local driver Herbert Cordova, is standing by with his new 2017 Chevy Suburban to shuttle you in comfort and safety wherever you need to go!
Phone: 575-770-7563
Visit website here

Several hotels in Taos can provide transportation services or referrals to their guests with advance notification. Please contact your hotel directly for transportation availability and their policies on local and airport transfers.

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

Hertz Rental Cars
Taos Municipal Airport, 5 Airport Way
575-751-3119
Hours: Monday thruough Friday 7:00AM – 6:00PM, Saturdays 9:00AM – 12:00PM, Closed Sundays

ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Taos Ski Valley

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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