Taos Air offers scheduled non-stop service between Taos Regional Airport and Austin and Dallas, Texas, and San Diego and Los Angeles, California.
Since Taos Air flies from private terminals, it makes the airport experience faster, easier, and simpler. Parking and security are free of hassles and lines, there are no baggage fees for up to two bags, and check-in is available at the terminal up to 30 minutes prior to departure. Once you arrive at Taos Regional Airport, catch the free ground shuttle to downtown Taos or to Taos Ski Valley.
Larger airports are located in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Santa Fe Airport services two airlines with daily flights to and from Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, and Phoenix. The Albuquerque International Sunport offers nonstop flights to and from 24 cities across America, including major airline hubs.
Both Santa Fe and Albuquerque have ample car rental options, so once you’ve finished taking in their delights, you can make your way up to beautiful Taos and the Enchanted Circle at your own pace. Car rentals in Taos include Wheeler Peak Rent-a-Car, located at the Taos Regional Airport, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, located on the south side of town and accessible by local bus route.
Shuttles, buses, and trains are also available to get you from the airport where you land to your destination in Taos. The North Central Regional Transit District provides a free ground shuttle between Taos Regional Airport and the Town of Taos. The Bus also has a variety of routes, some free of charge, around Taos and the Enchanted Circle as well as services to and from Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
There are also several private shuttle services that will pick you up at the airport and drive you to Taos, either at a flat rate or per person fee. The New Mexico Rail Runner train provides light rail service between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Finally, Taos does have some rideshare options, though they aren’t always the most reliable or economical. This is the old wild west, after all!
Taos AirDirect air service between Taos and the following:
Santa Fe AirportServices two airlines with daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, and Phoenix.Visit FlySantaFe.com.
Albuquerque International SunportOffers nonstop flights to 24 major cities.Visit ABQSunport.com
Town to/from Taos Ski Valley Shuttle ServiceNCRTD (AKA the “Blue Bus”)341 TSV Green Line provides fare-free winter shuttle service through Town, El Prado, Arroyo Seco, Valdez to the Taos Ski Valley. Service operates Thursday through Sunday, December 15th to March 26th during the 2022/2023 winter season. Times and days are listed here.
Shuttle TaosBook South Boundary, Continental Divide, and custom shuttles for your next biking, hiking, or running adventure.Visit shuttletaos.com or call/text 575-770-4033
Taos Rides LLC Shuttle ServiceServing Albuquerque, Taos, Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire.Visit taosrides.com or call 575-613-3256.
UberTaos does have Uber drivers, but they are very limited. We highly suggest you make a backup plan in case they are not available.
New Mexico Rail RunnerLight rail service between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.riometro.org
The Taos Express / NCRTDThe Taos Express provides weekend express service between Taos, Espanola and Santa Fe. All NCRTD buses are ADA compliant and can accommodate two bicycles.
340 Chile Line RedProviding service throughout the Town of Taos and surrounding communities.Visit ncrtd.org for Taos area transportation services, routes and schedules.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Ste A575-758-5553Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Closed Saturday and Sundays.
Wheeler Peak Rent A Car24662 US 64Taos, NM 87571(575) 776-4904Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00AM- 5:00PM. Closed Sundays.
Two major routes offer equally beautiful but different experiences on your drive from Santa Fe to Taos.
The “High Road” to Taos from Santa Fe travels through forests, past jagged 13,000-foot peaks, and through small, isolated mountain towns. These places 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” from Santa Fe is the most direct route between Taos and communities to the south. But don’t let the name fool you—the low road does not lack in natural beauty or cultural interest. It follows the Rio Grande through Northern New Mexico’s farming lowlands and, during the summer, local produce farmers set up roadside fruit and vegetable stands. The road then winds its way up through the Rio Grande Gorge, with small villages, galleries, and local wineries and breweries. It provides some of the most stunning scenery around, especially just south of Taos where you are met with a vista of mesa, mountain, and gorge that will take your breath away.