getting around

By Air

Taos Airport

Taos Air offering scheduled non-stop service between Taos Regional Airport:
Austin and Dallas, Texas; and Carlsbad-San Diego and Hawthorne-Los Angeles, California

Operating Dates for Summer: July 1 – September 27, 2021
Schedule: Twice weekly service to all four markets on the following days of week:

  • Carlsbad/San Diego, California: Thursday and Sunday
  • Austin, Texas: Thursday and Sunday
  • Dallas, Texas: Friday and Monday
  • Hawthorne/Los Angeles, California: Friday and Monday

Private flight experience
Ground shuttle transportation to Town of Taos or Taos Ski Valley
Two free bags
100% Carbon Offset Air Service

Visit 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.

Albuquerque International Sunport

Offers nonstop flights to 24 major cities.

Transportation Services

Airport Shuttle Service
NCRTD provides free ground shuttle between Taos Regional Airport and the Town of Taos.
Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance.
Call 866-206-0754 option #2.

Mountain View Shuttles
Visit or call 575-770-8759.

Taos Rides LLC Shuttle Service
Serving Albuquerque, Taos, Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire.
Visit or call 575-613-3256.

Taos does have Uber drivers!

Transportation between Santa Fe and Taos

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

The Taos Express / NCRTD
The Taos Express provides weekend express service between Taos, Espanola and Santa Fe. All NCRTD buses are ADA compliant and can accommodate two bicycles.

Around Taos

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

Rental Car Companies

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ste A
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00AM – 3:00pm. Closed Saturday and Sundays.

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.


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.


Village of 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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