Albuquerque International Sunport

Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ)


The sunny Spanish Pueblo-style Albuquerque International Sunport is the primary airport for both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and the largest in New Mexico. Located three miles (5km) southeast of the city, the airport processes nearly six million passengers each year through its terminal.

The airport is cheerful and offers plenty of diversions in terms of shops and other attractions like art galleries, although the dining options in the terminal are fairly limited for an airport of its size.

While Albuquerque International Sunport is an international airport, its busiest routes are domestic flights from Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City.


Albuquerque International Sunport is located approximately four miles (6km) southeast of the Albuquerque central business district.

Getting to the city

Ground transportation from the airport and around Albuquerque and New Mexico is provided by numerous cab companies, door-to-door shuttles, buses, limousines, and hotel/motel courtesy vehicles. Bus Route 250 (weekdays only) and Bus Route 50 (weekdays and Saturdays) service the airport.


GMT -7 (GMT -6 from March to November).


Tel: +1 505 244 7700.

Car rental

Car rental agencies at the airport include Advantage, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty, among others. All are located at the Sunport's Car Rental Center, which is connected to the passenger terminal building by free shuttle buses.

Airport Taxis

Several taxi companies operate from the airport, including Alburqueque Cab Company, Yellow Cab Company and ABQ Green Cab Company.


There are a number of restaurants, bars, and shops available, as well as a tourist information desk and barbershop. Business facilities are available in nearby hotels. There are two smoking areas within the airport. ATMs are located throughout the terminal building in front of and beyond the security checkpoint. Disabled facilities are good.


Short-term parking at Albuquerque International Sunport is located near the terminal and ranges from $1 for 30 minutes to $10 per day, while long-term parking is slightly further away and tops out at $7 per day. There is a free cell phone waiting area for drivers picking up or dropping off passengers.

Departure Tax





Flights to Albuquerque International Sunport are available on American Airlines, United, Delta, Southwest, SkyWest, American Eagle, ExpressJet, Mesa Airlines, Frontier, New Mexican Airlines and Great Lakes Airlines.


There is free wifi throughout Albuquerque International Sunport.

Business Lounges

The airport has computer terminals with internet access and numerous plug points for laptops and cell phones, and the adjacent Wyndham Albuquerque Hotel offers a business centre and conference facilities.

Albuquerque International Sunport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.