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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 such as 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 central Albuquerque.

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 mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: +1 505 244 7700

Car rental

Car rental agencies at the airport include 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 zTrip and ABQ Green Cab Company.


There are a number of restaurants, bars, and shops available, as well as a tourist information desk. Business facilities are available in nearby hotels. There are 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 with prices ranging from $2 for 30 minutes up to $12 per day, while long-term parking is slightly farther away and tops out at $7 per day. There is a free cell phone waiting area for drivers picking up or dropping off passengers.



Flights to Albuquerque International Sunport are available on Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Boutique Air, JetBlue Airways, United, Delta, Southwest, SkyWest, American Eagle, ExpressJet, Mesa Airlines, Frontier, and New Mexican 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.