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New Mexico Rail Runner

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Address: Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Fun, Inexpensive and a great ride up to Santa Fe

I took the Rail Runner from Albuquerque to Santa Fe for the day. I really enjoyed it! It only cost me $7 (round trip!) because I'm a Senior and that is an incredible deal. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Midway, Arkansas
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Midway, Arkansas
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171 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the Rail Runner from Albuquerque to Santa Fe for the day. I really enjoyed it! It only cost me $7 (round trip!) because I'm a Senior and that is an incredible deal. The ride is comfortable and has a great view of the scenery along the way. The Santa Fe station is an easy walk to many tourist... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When it's not too full and you can sit where you want, this is a delightful, relaxing experience. The cars have tables and allow food, but not putting your feet on the upholstery or taking photos out the windows (in many places). There is usually a "quiet car" available for people trying to read or work but, otherwise fuller trains... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pleasant train ride to Santa Fe, NM. It is an economical way to travel, easy to use, and convenient.

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Thank Rebecca M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend a daytime trip since the views are so wonderful, esp. between Santa Fe and Abq. You have a choice of quiet car or more noisy co-travelers. It's easy to roll a bike on board so you have a way to get around after you leave the train. There is Wifi but it never seems to work very well.

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Albuquerque
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our family and grandchildren on the train to Santa Fe. They loved the tables in the cars with great views of the pueblos and desert. The free shuttle that took us around Santa Fe brought us back to the Rail Runner on time and back home.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun, fast, cheap. Nice way to travel. Had lunch in Santa Fe, then came back to Albuquerque. Nice scenery, ride the lower deck and the upper deck to see different views.

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Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A very easy way to get from ABQ to Santa Fe. The staff were very helpful and the price to travel is very cheap. It would be good if the trains had better luggage facilities and more information about how to store luggage. Also the Santa Fe depot is very dark at night when you arrive and the signage is... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Ride the New Mexico Rail Runner from Isleta to Santa Fe. You can see more of New Mexico in a more relaxing manner. Kids will get excited riding on the rails.

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Sullivan County, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We love Rail Runner. No, it isn't the fastest north-south way to get around NM, but it is a relaxing way to see the scenery and avoid the highway hassle. Very clean, probably over-patrolled (they have a thing about security that this NY resident finds a bit amusing-constant announcements that would put an airport terminal to shame) and comfortable. One... More 

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Thank MikeFF2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

As a native New Mexican, i have traveled from Albuquerque to Santa Fe many, many times. This was incredibly enjoyable and felt like a whole new journey! My kids love it too.

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