Downtown Albuquerque Bus Connections
NOTICE: In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, many New Mexico transit providers have suspended or adjusted service. Please contact the transit agency directly to inquire about service and schedules. View Transit Provider Contact Information
Ride any ABQ RIDE, Santa Fe Trails or Rio Metro bus for free when you show the driver your valid Rail Runner Express printed or mobile ticket!
ABQ RIDE Route 250 - Airport Express
Use this route to access the Albuquerque International Sunport. Stops are timed to meet the train. Weekdays Only. View all airport connections.
Rio Metro Route 208
This route provides three northbound and three southbound trips morning/midday between Valencia County, the Pueblo of Isleta, and Downtown Albuquerque when the Rail Runner does not operate. Riders are encouraged to use Route 208 in combination with the Rail Runner, for example, by taking the bus to Downtown Albuquerque midday and returning by train in the evening. Weekdays only.
Rio Metro Route 505
Weekday express service from the Sandoval County / U.S. 550 Station to Downtown ABQ before the first southbound train of the morning.
ABQ RIDE Route 766 - ART Red Line
Use this rapid transit bus route to access Old Town, the ABQ BioPark, UNM, Nob Hill and Uptown.
ABQ RIDE Route 777 - ART Green Line
Use this rapid transit bus route to access UNM, Nob Hill, and the Foothills near Tramway.
ABQ RIDE Route 66 - Central Avenue
Use this route to access locations along Central Avenue including the Central & Unser Park and Ride, Downtown City and County Buildings, UNM, NM State Fairgrounds and the Wenonah & Tramway Park and Ride.
ABQ RIDE Route 53 - Isleta Boulevard
Use this route to access the Albuquerque Zoo. Monday through Saturday.
View the Route 53 Schedule (PDF)
ABQ RIDE Route 217 - Kirtland Air Force Base
Use this route to access Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) and Kirtland Air Force Base. Weekdays only.
View the Route 217 Schedule (PDF)
Other ABQ RIDE Routes
There are nearly 40 other ABQ RIDE bus routes that get you just about anywhere in the city!
View the ABQ RIDE Website
NM Park & Ride Purple Route
Use this route for a direct connection between the Rail Runner and Los Alamos. Weekdays only.
View the Purple Route Schedule (PDF)
NM Park & Ride Turquoise Route
Take this route to connect from the East Mountains to the Downtown Albuquerque Rail Runner Station. Weekdays only.
View the Turquoise Route Schedule (PDF)
UNM Campus Shuttle
Free shuttle to UNM Main Campus at Las Lomas and Yale. Weekdays only.
View the UNM Campus Shuttle Schedule
UNM Hospital Shuttle
Free shuttle to the UNM Hospital Canopy. Weekdays only.
View the UNM Hospital Shuttle Schedule
Use the Southwest Chief connection to get from Los Angeles to Chicago and points in between.
View the Amtrak Website
Use this connection to get to many destinations across the U.S.
View the Greyhound Website
Rail Runner Bus Connection Guide
Download the Rail and Bus Connections Guide (PDF)