by Emmanuel Momjian last modified Sep 03, 2017

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 best option is:

  • Rental Car - All major rental companies are located at Albuquerque airport. For directions to Socorro, please refer to our Directions and Maps page.

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

In case you can offer a ride to Socorro, or are looking for one, check out the forum we created for this purpose.  It will prompt you to log on with your NRAO username and password and allows you to communicate with fellow participants.  We are offering this forum as a courtesy, but do not closely monitor its activity.  When sharing rides there is always the risk of missing and delayed flights for which NRAO cannot be held responsible.

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.