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 (Suspended for Winter of 2020/21)

Unfortunately Taos Air has suspended its flights direct to Taos from Texas and southern California due to the on going pandemic.  After a successful expansion in southern California last year, there were high hopes for even more direct flights to Taos this winter.  For updates and more information, go to Taos Air.

Ground Transportation

Car Rental Companies

  • Albuquerque: Advantage, Alamo, Avis , Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty
  • Santa Fe Municipal Airport: Hertz and Avis
  • TaosWheeler Peak Rent A Car (575-776-4904)- located at the Taos Airport; Enterprise (575-737-0514) in town of Taos

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

Ride Sharing Services:  Currently Uber and Lift drivers are limited to non-existent in the Taos and Taos Ski Valley 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 updates schedules, reservations, and additional information. For the winter of 2020/21 the Blue Bus service between Taos and Taos Ski Valley has been suspended.

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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