Air Travel

Nearby airports with approximate travel times to the Eldorado Hotel are:

  • The Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), sees roughly 340 flights daily on airlines including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines and is 70 minutes to the hotel; or
  • The Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) is located southwest of the city and provides commercial airline service by American Eagle Airlines with daily flights to and from Santa Fe and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Los Angeles (LAX).  Commercial service is also offered by United Express with daily service to and from Santa Fe and Denver (DEN) and Phoenix (PHX). The airport is only 20 minutes from the Eldorado Hotel.



The New Mexico Rail Runner train connects Albuquerque to Santa Fe. The trip from the Albuquerque International Sunport to the Santa Fe depot is approximately 90 minutes. Amtrak arrives daily from Chicago and Los Angeles in the town of Lamy, New Mexico, only 20 minutes from Santa Fe. 


Shuttle Service

Sandia Shuttle Transportation Services can provide shuttle service from the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ) to/from the Eldorado Hotel. The web site is Shuttle reservations are available online 24/7. You can also make a reservation by calling (888) 775-5696:  

On the link above, you can check out the rates and schedule of the nineteen daily trips. 

Check-In Desk On Baggage Claim Level
Once you arrive, check-in at the desk inside the terminal building on the baggage claim level near SW Carousel #6. Try to check-in 10 minutes prior to your designated pickup time. Sandia Shuttle Express is not responsible for transporting passengers who miss the van. Have your confirmation number ready. With this number you are guaranteed service.

Drop-Off On Departures Level
Returning from the Eldorado to ABQ, the driver will drop you off on the departures level outside one of the main entrance doors. If you need assistance from a skycap please ask your driver, and they can flag down an airport employee.


Rental Cars

Car rental customer service counters and ready/return lots are located at:

Sunport Car Rental Center
3400 University SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 315-7770

Car rental shuttles provide free transportation between the terminal building and the Car Rental Center. Shuttles run every 5 minutes from the commercial lane located outside the 1st level of the airport terminal building. Shuttle buses are handicap-accessible.