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New Mexico Rail Runner

Albuquerque, NM 87102
+1 866-795-7245
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Ridin’ the rail☺

For my first excursion to central New Mexico, the flight into Santa Fe introduced me to an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Orlando, Florida
If you're visiting take the train

We took the train from Sandoval/550 station and headed north to Santa Fe. The trip is very nice... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Deirdre O
Gustine, California
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  • Average4%
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Albuquerque, NM 87102
+1 866-795-7245
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Reviewed yesterday

For my first excursion to central New Mexico, the flight into Santa Fe introduced me to an exploration of art museums and sculpture gardens. After four days in the state capital and planning another few in Albuquerque, someone at the visitor center advised Rail Runner....More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the train from Sandoval/550 station and headed north to Santa Fe. The trip is very nice. While the train follows Interstate 25 for parts of the journey, it also detours away from the interstate and travels through several small towns and native pueblos....More

1  Thank Deirdre O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must-see for anyone visiting Albuquerque it's a hour and a half train ride to Santa Fe really inexpensive really really awesome a must must do

Thank hbh1559
Reviewed 6 days ago

I tried the Rail Runner. First off, I love the name as it reminds me of the road runner bird. Second, the scenic view is nice. Third, the train is spacious, and comfortable. So you are actually enjoying the panorama as you are taken from...More

Thank deboraflowers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The train has a senior price, is clean and on time. Takes about 45" if a fast train, but even locals are not bad.

Thank Tophinnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed to go to Santa Fe and the Rail Runner was suggested. The cost astounded us. For seniors the price one-way was $4. It's a lovely scenic route.

Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the train to Santa Fe from Albuquerque and relax , enjoy the view. Time flies by as you chill out while riding the rail, exiting at one of many stops along the way. I go all the way to the last stop in Santa...More

Thank Penjole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a shame the schedule has so few trips. This is an extremely economical and convenient means of travel between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The views are spectacular but the backdrop is the highlight and distant with the foreground is typical railside fare.

Thank Kazz1810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rail Runner is a commuter train that runs approximately 100 miles between Belen and Santa Fe and serves Albuquerque as well as a number of intermediate points. The trains are modern and clean and run on time. If you are staying in either Albuquerque...More

1  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Day two in New Mexico we did our hot air balloon ride and then took a drive up through Santa Fe to Bandelier National Monument (excellent trip). But it left me hesitant to make the drive back up I-25 to Santa Fe the next day....More

Thank Larry P
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Jnett M
8 February 2017|
Response from Hoben01 | Reviewed this property |
there was a movie theatre right across from the station. since its located in downtown you can walk to bars
Gerlieve T
28 September 2016|
Response from Hoben01 |
It's a commuter rail centered around morning and evening runs. The depot is located in downtown Albuquerque as part of the transit center Tickets are dependent on length of ride for ride to Santa Fe it's $9 one way, suggest... More
Ron K
21 November 2015|
Response from Hoben01 | Reviewed this property |
You buy tickets on the train or you can buy them online and use a smartphone to show the qr code. They accept credit cards no Amex or cash. Trouble is its limited service in early morning and evenng