Transportation from/to the Albuquerque airport

See NRAO aiport transpotation page for details on the bus transportation from/to the airport.

You are required to fill out a travel plans form to use NRAO transportation from the airport.

NRAO will provide transport between Albuquerque Airport and Socorro on Monday, May 28th only. More information will be available by mid-May. Be sure to check this page right before you start your trip to Socorro, as schedules will change. NRAO will provide transportation to the airport on the evening of Tuesday, June 5th and the morning of Wednesday, June 6th.

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/Taxi

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 $90 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

You are required to fill out a travel plans form to use NRAO transportation within Socorro.

Shuttles will pick people up from the Howard Johnson Inn/America's Best Value Inn, the Econo Lodge, the Best Western and the Holiday Inn Express between 8:00 and 9:00 am each morning take them to NMT campus or the NRAO 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.