Area Airport Information

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) – Albuquerque’s Sunport is the most common gateway for visitors to Taos as it provides the most flight options for travelers. Airlines serving the Sunport include America West, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, Mesa Air, Northwest Reno Air, Southwest, TWA, United, and US Air. The Sunport has full complement of rental car agencies located in a convenient  Sunport Car Rental Center. Average drive time between the Albuquerque airport and Taos Ski Valley is roughly 2.5 to 3 hours.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) – Santa Fe airport offers more limited flight options but with a reduced drive time to Taos.  Avis and Hertz are the only rental car agencies with offices at the airport. American Eagle Airlines and United Airlines are currently the only commercial carriers serving the Santa Fe Airport with daily flights out of Santa Fe to and  from Dallas, Phoenix, and Denver.

Taos Municipal Airport (SKX) – The Taos Municipal Airport is a relatively small airport with only private aviation services and one seasonal (winter only) charter air service at this time. For private aviation to/from Taos Municipal Airport (SKX): There are two runways with the largest being 8,600 feet by 100 feet wide at 7,095-foot elevation.  Updated FBO services and additional navigation information can be found at here . GPS and VOR approaches available. FBO services provided by Taos Aviation Services.

Direct Flights to Taos via Taos Air

Taos Air has returned to full flight schedules for the winter of 2022/23.   From mid-December through March direct flights between Taos and Austin (Bergstrom), Dallas (Love Field), Burbank. Ca. (Burbank-Hollywood), and San Diego (San Diego International) will be offered 3 times weekly making Taos Air truly “the fastest, easiest route to the Rockies”.  For updates, reservations, and more information, go to Taos Air.  Taos Air ticket purchases include shuttle service from between Taos Airport and Taos Ski Valley on the days of arrival and departure.

The Taos Regional airport is located just 8 miles from the town of Taos, or 18 miles from Taos Ski Valley. Airport shuttles and car rentals are available at the Taos Regional Airport. Taos Transportation provides complimentary service for Taos Air customers, making three stops in the Village of Taos Ski Valley with one being in front of the Edelweiss Lodge and Spa.

Ground Transportation

Car Rental Companies

Shuttle / Taxi Services to and from Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos:

  • Taos Rides:  Tel: 575-613-3256 (Regularly scheduled shuttle services from Albuquerque and Santa Fe only)
  • Taos Ski Valley Transportation: Tel: 800-776-1111 (Regularly scheduled shuttle services from Albuquerque and Santa Fe only)
  • Taos Limo:  Tel: 575-741-6262 (New service offering custom private “black car service” to Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque.)
  • Northern New Mexico Taxi Service: Tel: (505) 423-0364 (Provides reliable and friendly transportation services, delivery services, and chauffeuring services around northern New Mexico. )
  • Hospitality Services/Eduardo Sampere: Tel: (575) 779-9623  (Custom car service along with other hospitality services including airport and local car service and grocery delivery services.)
  • Carew’s Pocket Transportation: Tel: (505) 803-6343  (Luxury private car service based in Albuquerque available by advanced appointment)

Ride Sharing Services:  Currently Uber and Lift drivers are limited to non-existent in the Taos and Taos Ski Valley area however sometimes people have had luck getting Ride Share transportation from Albuquerque and Santa Fe to the Taos area.  We expect this to change in the near future and will try to update this when services are more reliably available.

Bus Service: The North Central Regional Transportation District (NCRTD), known commonly as “The Blue Bus”, provides regular bus service between Taos and Santa Fe for no fee.  Click here for updated schedules, reservations, and additional information.

The NCRTD also operates a bus between Taos and Taos Ski Valley during the winter months.  The schedule is subject to change but currently this service is offered each Thursday through Sunday with two round trips offered each day.  The schedule and route information can be found HERE.

Driving Details and Maps

From Albuquerque: I-25 North to Santa Fe; take Highway 599 north (exit #276) to Hwy. 285 north, then in Espanola continue on Hwy. 68 to Taos. Hwy 68 to Hwy 150, then 15 miles to Taos Ski Valley.

From Arizona: I-40 East to Albuquerque; I-25 North to Santa Fe; take Highway 599 north (exit #276) to Hwy. 285 north, then Hwy. 68 to Taos. Hwy 68 to Hwy 150, then 15 miles to Taos Ski Valley.

From Denver: I-25 South to Colorado Springs to Walsenburg; Hwy. 160 to Fort Garland; Hwy. 159 and Hwy. 522 to Taos. Intersection Hwys, 522, 68 & 150, take Hwy 150 (left) 15 miles to Taos Ski Valley.

From West Texas: I-40 West to Clines Corners; Hwy. 285 to I-25 to Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos. Hwy 68 to Hwy 150, then 15 miles to Taos Ski Valley.

Driving Distances / Approximate Times to Taos Ski Valley
Albuquerque   150 mi / 2:45
Amarillo   302 mi / 4:30
Austin   764 mi / 12:00
Colorado Springs   230 mi / 3:45
Dallas   682 mi / 10:30
Denver   300 mi / 4:30
Durango   208 mi / 3:15
El Paso   400 mi / 6:00
Oklahoma City   558 mi / 8:15
Phoenix   568 mi / 8:30
Santa Fe   90 mi / 1:30
Tucson   569 mi / 8:30


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