This information is correct to the best of my knowledge at this time. Please check directly with the shuttles, trains and buses to assure you have up-to-date and accurate information. Reservations are required or, at the least, recommended, on most all of the options listed. -Rita
The easiest way to get to Ghost Ranch is to drive. There are no public transportation to Ghost Ranch.
If you do not rent a car, first you need to get to Santa Fe, then Uber is $85 from Santa Fe to Ghost Ranch.
To get to Santa Fe from the Albuquerque Sunport you have two options:
- Take a free shuttle bus from the airport to the Downtown Albuquerque. Then take the train (Rail Runner $9) from Downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe.
- Take Sandia Shuttle Express to Santa Fe $30.
- Make sure you check their schedule carefully.
The only other option is to charter a shuttle, which generally requires 14 people to spread the cost down to about $40-$50 per person, round trip. Please see the details below for contact information.
We understand this can be a difficult issue for people coming from out of town and for people who don’t drive. Please join our private Facebook group for people to ask and offer to share driving and to coordinate anything else you might need. To join, please use this contact form.
From the Ghost Ranch Website
Ghost Ranch is located 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe (forty miles beyond Española) on U.S. 84.
IF YOU FLY
The nearest major airport is in Albuquerque, 65 miles south of Santa Fe. It is approximately an hour’s drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and an hour and a half between Santa Fe and Ghost Ranch. Allow at least two and a half hours driving time between Albuquerque and Ghost Ranch (not counting connections or waiting time).
IF YOU DRIVE
The physical address is 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM, 87510.
Google Maps: Use 280 Private Drive 1708, Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510 as the address to find us on https://maps.google.com and when using your GPS.
MapQuest: Use 1709A Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510 as the address to find us on https://maps.google.com and when using your GPS.
The coordinates to the front gate at Ghost Ranch are N-36.314 latitude and W-106.482 longitude.
For driving directions, see Directions to Ghost Ranch on the Ghost Ranch website.
GETTING TO SANTA FE from Albuquerque Sunport.
Transportation between the Albuquerque Airport and Santa Fe.
- Roadrunner Shuttle (van) 505.424.3367 https://www.roadrunnershuttleandcharter.com
- Sandia Shuttle Service (van) 1.888.775.5696 www.sandiashuttle.com
- Rail Runner (train service between the Albuquerque Airport and Santa Fe) 1.866.795.7245 www.nmrailrunner.com A shuttle bus takes you from the Albuquerque Airport to the Albuquerque Train Station where you transfer to the Rail Runner Train. Ride the Rail Runner north to Santa Fe / South Capitol station. From there you can transfer to the BlueBus. (see Blue Bus info below.)
- Albuquerque Airport (Car Rentals)
Additional Shuttle and Train information:
Consider using the Retreat private FaceBook page [insert link] to find other retreatants who would like to share a vehicle.
RoadRunner Shuttle (not to be confused with the RailRunner train service which runs between Santa Fe and Albuquerque)
Contact: 505 424-3367 – Diane has been very helpful in providing quotes and answering questions.
If you want to hire this private ride service the following are the quotes I received from Diane. You can call her directly to confirm prices, ask questions and reserve rides.
From ABQ: Assuming a full vehicle with 14 passengers the cost is approximately $40 per person. (Fewer people means higher per person price.)
From Santa Fe: Again, assuming a full vehicle with 14 passengers the cost is approximately $35 per person
From Taos: with 14 passengers the cost will be approximately $35-40 pp.
Time of pick-up can be arranged with RoadRunner.
The company has several vehicles, so more than one group of retreatants can contract with them for rides.
RailRunner / train service from Albuquerque to Santa Fe:
See website for schedule.
Please note that weekend schedule is different than weekday schedule.
White Buffalo Specialty Shuttle Service (Kevin Spitzer, owner)
P.O. Box 96 • Abiquiu, NM 87510
Kevin (owner) provided me the following information: (Please contact him directly for more information or to set up a ride.)
“White Buffalo Specialty Shuttle Service can provide two shuttles if needed from ABQ airport to Ghost Ranch on September 28th. The first shuttle would leave ABQ airport at 10:30 am, arriving at Ghost Ranch near 12 pm.
The second shuttle would leave from ABQ airport on September 28th at 3:30 pm or later if needed.
Return shuttles to ABQ airport from Ghost Ranch on October 1st would be at 8 amand again at 1:30 pm.
Costs would be around $50 per person depending on the number in each shuttle.”
From South Capitol Rail Station:
Route 200 (Santa Fe) to Espanola Transit Center
Route 190 (Chama) will take you from Espanola Transit Center to
Please assure that the schedule meets your needs in terms of arrival at Ghost Ranch. Call 866 206-0754 to confirm schedules.
Please note: The Blue Bus DOES NOT run on weekends! Other arrangements will need to be made for Sunday departure from Ghost Ranch.
FROM TAOS AREA
Those interested in shuttle services from Taos area:
The following information is from the Twin Hearts Express website.
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“SERVING ALL YOUR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS THROUGHOUT NORTHERN NEW MEXICO …
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RESERVATIONS ARE MANDATORY.”