Albuquerque's city bus lines are extensive, and a good choice if you are not traveling a great distance, such as along Central Ave, to downtown, or west to Old Town, at Central and Rio Grande. A list of Albuquerque's routes and scheduling can be found here: ABQ Ride Schedules

The Alvarado Transportation Center, located at the corner of 1st St and Central Ave SE, is the downtown hub for many city buses.  It is also adjacent to the Amtrak/RailRunner station and serves as the departure/arrival point in Albuquerque for interstate bus lines, such as Greyhound.

The Albuquerque International Sunport may be accessed on route 50, which runs every 30 minutes most of the day on Weekdays and every 60 on Saturday. Route 50 travels downtown to the Alvarado Transportation Center.

 Most other places in Albuquerque are within half a mile of a bus stop, and the great majority are closer. They run frequently and are inexpensive. Buses are handicapped accessible and have bike racks, making travel for all persons easy.

Abq Ride System Map: Bus routes are superimposed on a street map of Abuquerque.

Passes:  1, 2 or 3 day passes ($2, $4, $6 respectively, available on buses with exact change only) are a great deal for adults. Children 9 and under ride free.

ABQ Ride Paratransit: Door-to-Door service for "persons residing or visiting in the metro area whose impairment makes it impossible to ride the fixed route service." See site for eligibility requirements.


Call or email ABQ Ride for help with planning your use of the public transportation during your stay. 

  • email: mayze@cabq.gov
  • call: 505-243-RIDE