Transportation To/from Socorro

We must have your travel (including hotel/motel) information for you to use the NRAO transportation. Please fill out this form, if you have not already done so.

NRAO will provide transport between Albuquerque Airport and Socorro on Monday, June 7th only. The times of these buses were set to best match the flight arrival times of the workshop participants. More information will be available the end of May. Be sure to check this page right before you start your trip to Socorro, as schedules will change. The current schedule is:
  • MON, 7 June 2010: Leave airport at: 2:45 pm, 6:45 pm and 11:15 pm.
  • There will be a "sweeper" van which will pick up people who arrive after 11:00pm.
  • We will have greeters at the Albuquerque airport. PLEASE CONTACT A GREETER WHEN YOU ARRIVE. The greeter has a list of people that need to be picked up, if you arrange other transportation, please tell the greeter. The greeter will be on the baggage claim level, near the escalators. Look for an NRAO sign. Judy Stanley will be the primary greeter at the Airport. Her cellphone number is 505-515-5780.

    NRAO will provide transportation to the airport on the evening of Tuesday, June 15th and the morning of Wednesday, June 16th only.

    The trip takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. Further information will be mailed to registered participants at the end of May, and will also be available on the workshop web site.

    Commercial Shuttle

    If you are unable take advantage of the free NRAO shuttles provided above then it is possible to arrange for transportation through American Transportation (formerly known as Socorro Taxi). The cost is approximately $70 one-way per person, and arrangements will be the responsibility of the traveler. Contact American Transportation directly (, or call, inside the US, the toll-free number 1-800-991-4276 or, outside the US, 575-835-4276). A credit card will be required, and reservations must be made well in advance.

    Albuquerque-based taxis will sometimes agree to take passengers to Socorro. If they do and there are several passengers a taxi might be the most economical option.

    Within Socorro

    We must have your hotel/motel information for you to use the NRAO transportation inside Socorro. Please fill out this form, if you have not already done so.

    Shuttles will pick people up from the several hotels between 8:00 and 9:00 am each morning take them to NMT campus or the SOC depending on the schedule for that day. These shuttles will be on a continuous round so just go out to the front of your hotel and wait. If you are not staying in one of those motels/hotels we recommend walking to one of them and waiting there.

    On the day of the hike and the VLA tour buses will pick up as the hotels at specific times. These will be announced at the workshop.

    On lecture days buses will leave from Workman 101 after the lectures to return to the motels. On the days of the reception and Workshop dinner buses will return to the motels the after the reception/dinner. Stay tuned for specific times.

    Last modified 2010 June 3.