The sprawling desert city of Albuquerque has plenty to offer visitors, whether you’re looking for history and culture or just want to have a good time. The old town is packed with centuries old adobe buildings, Nob Hill is renowned for its lively nightlife, and the outskirts of town offer fantastic hiking trails past the Rio Grande and into the Sandia Mountains. The spicy New Mexican cuisine is well worth sampling, the autumn hot air balloon fiesta is not to be missed, and the interesting assortment of museums should keep every culture vulture entertained.
Airports in Albuquerque
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) is the largest airport in New Mexico, and serves the cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The airport has plenty of interesting shops, such as Earth Spirit which showcases work by local artists. Gadget lovers can relax in the knowledge that there are plenty of charging stations and free Wi-Fi.
Airlines that fly to Albuquerque
The majority of flights going into Albuquerque are domestic, with no direct routes from the UK. Airlines offering flights with one or more stops include US Airways, Delta, and British Airways.
Getting into Albuquerque
ABQ RIDE bus route 50 connects the airport with downtown Albuquerque. The standard adult fare is $1 (about 65p)*. Taxis are also available outside the terminal building, and you should expect to pay around $15 (about £9.90)* for the journey into downtown. Car hire is also available. Most of the agencies are off-site, but there are shuttle buses from the airport to the rental hub.
*Prices subject to change
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