Ride the Rail Runner and save… Now through July 31, 2022, all one-way, day, and monthly rail runner pass fares will be reduced by 75 percent. (Annual pass is not included.) This discounted fare applies to full fares as well as those eligible for reduced fares.
That means a one-way fare could be as cheap as 25 or 50 cents. That’s an unbeatable deal!
Rio Metro also has reduced rates for the following:
Students (with a valid student ID)
Youth ages 10-17
The following can ride for FREE…
Seniors ages 62+
Individuals with disabilities
People that show a Medicare card
Children 9 & under (accompanied by an adult)
Seniors 60 plus can ride any north or southbound train for FREE by showing a valid photo i.d. with their birthdate printed on it.
All active duty military, veterans and those with a federally issued veteran or military photo ID can ride the Rail Runner Express and Rio Metro buses for FREE. Must show a valid ID to ride for free.
Valid ID’s include: VA Medical Card (VHIC), Veteran’s ID (VIC), Driver’s License with a Veteran’s Designation ,Department of Defense Active Duty and Dependent Military IDs, Rail Runner Freedom Pass.
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express began commuter rail service in central New Mexico in 2006. The rail serves the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Most reviewers on TripAdvisor report positive experiences when taking the train. In Decemter, Kevin V. wrote, “Love the Rails… the Rail Runner was not in Albuquerque when I was here 20 years ago. (Happy 15th Anniv. Rail Runner). I was in Albuquerque for a week-long break and took the RR from ABQ to Santa Fe for breakfast and returned back to ABQ. Parking was easy, onboard staff were pleasant. Clean cars, comfy seats.”
Visit riometro for more details on the New Mexico Rail Runner. You can find the rail schedule here. New Mexico Rail Runner Express printed schedules are available at various locations throughout Central New Mexico.
For Rio Metro bus fares visit metro bus fares