Albuquerque to Boulder Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $26
Fastest Way Bus — 8h 24min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 47 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 349 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak
$26 · 8h 24min · 52 lb of CO2
Albuquerque to Lakewood
+4 more options
$376 · 1d 23h 6min · 514 lb of CO2
$47 · 6h 8min · 70 lb of CO2
Albuquerque to Boulder

Drive from Albuquerque to Boulder

It's 349 miles between Albuquerque to Boulder. On a typical day, it might take between 6h 8min and 6h 27min from Albuquerque to Boulder under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 45min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Boulder by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $47.

What is the best way to travel from Albuquerque to Boulder?

The are 6 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Albuquerque to Boulder. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Albuquerque towards Denver, as it is the cheapest to Boulder. It's common to find tickets for as low as $25. Greyhound operates from Albuquerque to Boulder, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Albuquerque to Boulder?

On your trip from Albuquerque to Boulder, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Albuquerque to Boulder CO?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Albuquerque to Boulder. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Boulder is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Albuquerque/Boulder buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Albuquerque is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Albuquerque NM and Boulder during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Albuquerque to Boulder? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Boulder traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Boulder is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Albuquerque to Boulder?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Albuquerque to Boulder is by bus. The bus costs $26 roughly and will take 8 hours 24 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Albuquerque to Boulder?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Albuquerque area and Boulder, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 23 hours 6 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ABQ Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center, which is about 1 miles from Albuquerque. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from Albuquerque to Boulder by car?

The total distance between Albuquerque and Boulder is 349 miles and will take you about 6 hours 8 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $47.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Albuquerque to Boulder
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Albuquerque to Boulder
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477