Car Hire at Albuquerque Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Whether you want to feast on fiery Mexican food, ski in the mountains of Santa Fe or enjoy the laid-back charms of Flagstaff, you can find the best car hire at Albuquerque Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Albuquerque Airport
There are ten car hire companies with desks at Albuquerque Airport: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Albuquerque Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Roberts Oil Company petrol station located just 6 minutes by car from Albuquerque Airport. Simply follow Sunport Boulevard to Girard Boulevard and on to Gibson Boulevard where the garage will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Albuquerque Airport
Albuquerque Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Albuquerque is also split into quadrants by two interstate highways, I-25 from Santa Fe in the north to El Paso in the south and I-40 from Oklahoma City in the east to Los Angeles in the west.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Albuquerque Airport.
Set in the spectacular foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is a magical holiday destination. This timeless, soulful city is home to artists and hippies, film producers and those who love its earthy friendly quality. Original 16th century architecture remains and is woven with modern buildings that have adopted their style. Its fiesta is legendary while chic cafes, thriving bustling markets – food and art, fine dining restaurants, museums and opera make this one classy city. Hikers, climbers, mountain bikers and skiers will be in seventh heaven in the Sangre de Cristo range. Space, relaxation and magnificent weather – Santa Fe has it all.
Santa Fe is just an hour’s drive from Albuquerque Airport. Get on the I-25 form the airport and follow it to the NM-466 exiting at the Old Pecos Trail at 284. Follow the trail and the signs to Santa Fe.
Flagstaff's charm is in its historic downtown with its vintage shops and hodgepodge of creative architecture; in its neon signs and street buskers, in the retro cafes, great coffee and craft beer bars that line the streets. A vivid history of the railroad still apparent, this laid back town is as down to earth as its scorched red landscapes. For the adventurous, the high-altitude of its majestic mountains is ideal for skiing and hiking.
Flagstaff is under five hours drive from Albuquerque Airport. From there I-25 get on to the I-40 and take exit 198 for Butler Avenue. Continue on Ponderosa Parkway and turn left onto historic Route 66 following signs to Flagstaff.
Albuquerque is a bustling city in the heart of the New Mexico desert on the iconic Route 66. Filled with Adobe desert architecture, it is New Mexico's largest city. There are plenty of shops, diners and restaurants to catch the eye while the space museum is one for kids. A diverse population makes for lively evenings and days spent line dancing, ranching cattle and eating some truly mouth-watering Mexican food.
It takes just 10 minutes to reach the centre of Albuquerque. From the airport, get on to Girard Boulevard then right onto Monte Vista Boulevard. Follow signs for the city centre. There are a range of parking options in Albuquerque from over ground parking lots and on-street parking. Prices start from $1.00 per hour to between $3.00-8.00 for a daily ticket. Parking permits are also available for purchase giving discounts on parking.
Prices are subject to change