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Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). Is serviced by all of the major US airlines. Flying into ABQ is usually less expensive than flying into Santa Fe. The travel time from ABQ to Santa Fe is approximately one (1) hour north of ABQ.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF).  Although Albuquerque International Airport is usually recommended, sometimes Santa Fe Municipal Airport is more convenient and less expensive, so definitely worth checking into.

Airport Transportation

Sandia Shuttle Express.  For reservations call 1-888-775-5696 or 1-505-474-5696. Provides frequent daily van transfers between Albuquerque Airport and La Fonda on the Plaza. It takes approximately one hour. $33 one-way.

Roadrunner Shuttle Services. Telephone: 1-505-424-3367.  The approximate cost for one-way ground shuttle service from Albuquerque is $33.00 per person. Call to reserve if you fly into Albuquerque Airport. Roadrunner has vans at Santa Fe Airport for all arriving flights.  Van: $16-$26 to La Fonda.

Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system that enables one to go from the Airport in Albuquerque to Santa Fe for about $10, but it does involve some challenges. A colleague who tested the route said: “It does involve extra planning, in that you can buy a ticket on line before you fly in, and then your train ticket gives you a free bus ride from the airport to the train terminal, a 15 minute ride. There is the additional hassle of going from the air terminal to the train terminal by bus, riding the train, and then getting a shuttle to the hotel in Santa Fe. It is about a 6 block walk from the train station to the La Fonda Hotel, but uphill and with luggage it would be a challenge. The train is designed more for commuters, so you’re in charge of your own luggage. There are racks above the seats to put smaller pieces of luggage. There are also bus shuttles that go from the airport to Santa Fe.”   No shuttle from the Santa Fe train terminal on Sundays.

Taxi Services

The Capital City Cab Company provides taxi services – Contact 1-505-438-0000 for transportation information or use the courtesy phone inside the terminal building.

Rental Car Services

All major car rental agencies are represented at the Albuquerque Airport. Hertz is available at the Santa Fe Airport. The drive is approximately one hour to La Fonda on the Plaza from Albuquerque. Parking overnight fee at La Fonda on the Plaza is $10.00 per vehicle, per day.

Directions from I-25 and Albuquerque Airport

Santa Fe is approximately 60 miles north of Albuquerque. As you leave the Albuquerque airport, take the Sunport exit to I-25 North. When you reach Santa Fe, take Exit #284 (Old Pecos Trail). At the stop sign at the top of the hill, turn left.

Proceed north to the third traffic light and bear right to stay on Old Pecos Trail into town. Old Pecos Trail becomes Old Santa Fe Trail which dead ends into La Fonda at Water Street. Go around the hotel by turning left on Water, then making an immediate right.

At the traffic light at San Francisco Street, turn right again – away from the Plaza and toward the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica. Proceed to the hotel’s parking garage at the end of the block, on the right side of the street.

More info on hotel website. 

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