El Paso to ABQ Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $16
Fastest Way Flight — 4h 5min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 25 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, flight, bus and by car
Distance 230 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Southwest Airlines
$257 · 1d 7h 22min · 342 lb of CO2
+1 more option
$243 · 4h 5min · 367 lb of CO2

El Paso to ABQ Flights

There are 1 airports — ELP — that make sense to fly out of from El Paso and 1 airports — ABQ — to access ABQ. The best deals are usually found by flying out of ELP.

Southwest Airlines offers flights from ELP to ABQ.

The cheapest way by air is via Southwest Airlines and flies from El Paso Intl (ELP) to Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). Southwest Airlines flies from El Paso Intl (ELP) to Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and is the quickest flight to get you from El Paso to ABQ.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to ABQ from El Paso, a flight is the quickest method.
$16 · 4h 30min · 38 lb of CO2
Ciudad Juarez to Albuquerque
+2 more options
$31 · 4h 9min · 48 lb of CO2
El Paso to ABQ

Drive from El Paso to ABQ

It's 230 miles between El Paso to ABQ. On a typical day, it might take between 4h 9min and 4h 22min from El Paso to ABQ under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 4h 34min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to ABQ 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 $31.

What is the best way to travel from El Paso to ABQ?

The are 5 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from El Paso to ABQ. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of El Paso towards Albuquerque, as it is the cheapest to ABQ. It's common to find tickets for as low as $16. Greyhound operates from El Paso to ABQ, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from El Paso to ABQ?

On your trip from El Paso to ABQ, 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 El Paso to ABQ NM?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from El Paso to ABQ. 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 ABQ is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the El Paso/ABQ buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from El Paso 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 El Paso TX and ABQ 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 El Paso to ABQ? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of ABQ 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 ABQ 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 El Paso to ABQ?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from El Paso to ABQ is by bus. The bus costs $16 roughly and will take 4 hours 30 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from El Paso to ABQ?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between El Paso area and ABQ, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 7 hours 22 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ELP El Paso Union Depot, which is about 1 miles from El Paso. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at LAX Los Angeles.

How long does it take from El Paso to ABQ by car?

The total distance between El Paso and ABQ is 230 miles and will take you about 4 hours 9 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $31.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from El Paso to ABQ
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from El Paso to ABQ
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
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from El Paso to ABQ