by Amy Mioduszewski last modified Jul 30, 2014 by Gustaaf Van Moorsel

Getting to Socorro

Given that there is no registration fee we cannot provide transportation to Socorro, so you are on your own for transportation from and to Albuquerque airport.  Your two best options are:

  • Rental Car - All major rental companies are located at Albuquerque airport. For directions to Socorro, please refer to our Directions and Maps page.
  • Commercial Shuttle/Taxi - It is possible to arrange for transportation through American Transportation. 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 a more economical option.

Getting around in Socorro

Most hotels, motels, and restaurants are located on California Street, the main business thoroughfare.  Typical walking distance to NRAO is 20 - 30 minutes.