Traverse New Mexico via Public Transportation

As the fifth-largest state in the United States, New Mexico has a lot of ground to cover! If you don't have a vehicle to travel in, fear not! There are convenient options to get to your dream destination in the Land of Enchantment without breaking the bank.

Railrunner Santa Fe

New Mexico's Rail Runner Express

Implemented in 2006, the Rail Runner is New Mexico's first commuter rail system. The line runs from Santa Fe to Albuquerque to Belen and includes 15 stations in between. Across those 15 stations, there are more than 60 bus connections that service as far north as Taos and as far south as Socorro. There are also special events held on the Rail Runner for those who want to elevate their experience on the tracks!

Taos Gorge

North Central Regional Transit District

The NCRTD strives to provide transportation services to the north central region of New Mexico. Characterized by the blue busses used to shuttle riders, the NCRTD has routes stemming from Albuquerque to Taos and even as far as Farmington. Some of these routes are free to ride, while some require a fee. 

Albuquerque Route 66 Kimo Theater

ABQ Ride

As the largest metropolitan area in New Mexico, Albuquerque has a robust public transportation infrastructure. With 22 regularly occurring bus routes, ABQ Ride also has added a dedicated bus lane on Central Avenue that provides rapid transit down Albuquerque's main throughway.


Santa Fe Plaza Aerial

Santa Fe Trails and Santa Fe Ride

The capital of New Mexico features an affordable bus system for those looking to explore every corner of the city. The city also offers a complimentary ADA paratransit service for those with disabilities and mobility concerns.

Las Cruces Roadrunner

Las Cruces Roadrunner Transit

Las Cruces is the second-largest city in New Mexico by population and provides 8 bus routes throughout the city. There is no cost to utilize the bus system, but the routes are not run on Sundays and have limited hours on Saturdays.

Roswell Invasion Station

Roswell Transit

Roswell operates an affordable, 85-stop bus system, seven days a week, through the main strip of town. Dial-a-ride services are provided for riders outside of the main street route.

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Carlsbad Municipal Transit

Established in 1996, the CMTS provides route-based, on-demand, and paratransit services to the general public. Fixed route services are provided Monday through Friday, so plan accordingly.

ENMU Portales Campus

Portales Area Transit

Portales Area Transit provides curb-to-curb transportation services to the greater Portales area. Veterans, seniors, and children under the age of three all ride free, and tickets for the general public are extremely affordable. 

Farmington Museum & Visitor Center

Red Apple Transit

Red Apple Transit provides public transportation to Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield, and Kirtland. They offer both route-based and dial-a-ride services, Monday through Friday.

Downtown Las Vegas

Meadow City Express

Meadow City Express provides on-demand transportation to the town of Las Vegas. If you are planning to use the service, be sure to call 24 hours in advance to secure a ride.

Boston Hill Trail, Silver City, New Mexico Magazine

Corre Caminos

Corre Caminos provides cost-effective public transportation services to the Luna and Grant counties of New Mexico. Corre Caminos provides on-demand, route-based, and a DWI prevention service on the weekends between 6:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.

Socorro Plaza

City of Socorro Transportation

The City of Socorro provides cheap transportation services, with ADA accessibility, to the residents and visitors within the city. In addition to route-based services, curb-to-curb services are provided by request.

Pyramid Rock

Navajo Transit System

The Navajo Transit System provides inter-city transportation services to cities in and around the Navajo Nation, in both New Mexico and Arizona. The bus system is free to use but is serviced only on the weekdays. 

Downtown Alamogordo

ZTrans Public Transportation

ZTrans runs both route-based, inter-city, and dial-a-ride transportation services to the public in and between Alamogordo, Holloman Air Force Base, and Ruidoso. These services are only operated during the week, so plan accordingly.

Los Alamos ScienceFest

Atomic City Transit

Atomic City Transit provides fixed route transportation services to the cities of Los Alamos and White Rock. Be sure to check their ACTracker on their website for the latest information on availability and route delays. Routes are only run during the week, but there is no fare to ride.


Clovis Area Transit System

Clovis Area Transit System (C.A.T.S) provides on-demand, curb to curb, transportation services within the Clovis city limits. The service operates throughout the week and at select times on Saturdays.

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RideShare Apps

RideShare availability is limited across the state. Visit the links below for more information on cities and towns that support these apps in the Land of Enchantment!