Albuquerque's city bus lines are quite extensive, and a good choice if you are not traveling a great distance, such as Central Ave. downtown, west to Old Town, at Central and Rio Grande Blvd. You may see a map of Albuquerque's routes, and scheduling at: http://www.cabq.gov/transit/tran.html

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

 Most places in Albuquerque are within half a mile of a bus stop, and the great majority are closer. They run frequently and are inexpensive. There are special buses for handicapped persons, and late night buses on weekends for people staying out late. Many also have bicycle racks on the front...so you can literally ride the bus...then ride your bike.

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

Passes:  3-day passes ($4) are a great deal for adults, and Summer Fun 4-month passes for kids ($13) come with $200 worth of coupons for food and entertainment in the city.

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.

Rapid After Dark: These buses run until 3 am on Friday and Saturday nights (early Saturday and Sunday mornings) during the summer.

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