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Car Hire Albuquerque Airport 

Discovering Albuquerque: Your Car Rental Guide


Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest city, set against the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains, is teeming with history, arts, and Southwestern culture. Renting a car is an optimal way to delve deep into its many attractions. Here’s a practical guide for those setting out from Albuquerque International Sunport.

1. Departing from Albuquerque International Sunport:

Main Exit: Exiting the airport is straightforward via Sunport Blvd which connects to both I-25 (Pan American Freeway) and I-40, offering you quick access to any part of Albuquerque and beyond.

2. Tolls, Road Conditions, and Traffic:

Toll Roads: New Mexico has no toll roads, making your journey more predictable cost-wise.

Road Conditions: Roads in and around Albuquerque are generally in good shape, but be aware of periodic construction projects, especially on the major interstates.

Traffic: Albuquerque has moderate traffic compared to larger U.S. cities. Still, it's wise to anticipate some congestion during rush hours, typically between 7-9 am and 4-6 pm.

3. Driving Tips:

Altitude Awareness: Albuquerque sits at over 5,000 feet elevation. If you're coming from a lower altitude, you might experience mild altitude sickness. Stay hydrated and take it easy the first day.

DUI Laws: New Mexico has strict DUI laws. Always designate a driver if you plan on consuming alcohol.

Parking: Downtown Albuquerque offers both street parking and parking structures. Always check street signs for any restrictions.

4. Attractions Close to Albuquerque International Sunport:

Historic Old Town: A mere 10-minute drive via I-40 W from the airport, Old Town Albuquerque is the heart of the city's cultural heritage with centuries-old adobe buildings, museums, and shops.

ABQ BioPark: Located just south of Old Town, this facility combines a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, and fishing lakes. It's about a 12-minute drive from the airport using I-25 N.

Sandia Peak Tramway: Roughly 20 minutes via I-25 N, this tramway offers panoramic views of the Rio Grande Valley from the crest of the Sandia Mountains.


Albuquerque seamlessly merges the old with the new, promising both cultural immersion and modern-day attractions. Renting a car from Albuquerque International Sunport provides you the flexibility to craft your own Southwestern adventure in this vibrant city.

Current Rental Rates at Albuquerque Airport

Mystery Car Gas, Hybrid or EV

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 43.47 EUR/day
Mystery Car Gas, Hybrid or EV

7 Days rental at 304.29 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.47 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 304.29 EUR from 21/07/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 43.47 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 304.29 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Albuquerque Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Old Town Albuquerque: Drive to Old Town Albuquerque to explore its historic adobe buildings, art galleries, shops, and restaurants, as well as the San Felipe de Neri Church.

  • Sandia Peak Tramway: Take a scenic drive to the base of the Sandia Mountains to ride the Sandia Peak Tramway, offering stunning views of the city and surrounding landscape from the mountain peak.

  • Petroglyph National Monument: Drive to the west side of Albuquerque to visit Petroglyph National Monument, home to thousands of ancient petroglyphs carved into volcanic rocks, as well as hiking trails and scenic vistas.

  • Albuquerque Biological Park: Head to the Rio Grande Valley to visit the Albuquerque Biological Park, which includes the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach recreational area.

  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center: Drive to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of New Mexico's Native American tribes through exhibits, demonstrations, and performances.


Albuquerque Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Downtown Albuquerque: Approximately 3 miles away.
  • Santa Fe: Around 65 miles north of Albuquerque Airport.
  • Sandia Mountains: Approximately 20 miles east of Albuquerque Airport.
  • Old Town Albuquerque: Around 5 miles northwest of Albuquerque Airport.
  • Petroglyph National Monument: Approximately 15 miles west of Albuquerque Airport.

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Albuquerque Airport

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Albuquerque Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo US Corporate
  • € 304.29
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 43.47
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  • 84
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  • 33
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 375
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Albuquerque Airport

January€ 85
February€ 87
March€ 81
April€ 70
May€ 74
June€ 79
July€ 83
August€ 70
September€ 71
October€ 68
November€ 78
December€ 86
January€ 78
February€ 81
March€ 77
April€ 65
May€ 69
June€ 75
July€ 80
August€ 69
September€ 67
October€ 68
November€ 75
December€ 88
January€ 123
February€ 124
March€ 118
April€ 89
May€ 96
June€ 105
July€ 110
August€ 97
September€ 96
October€ 97
November€ 107
December€ 129
January€ 99
February€ 99
March€ 89
April€ 76
May€ 83
June€ 86
July€ 92
August€ 78
September€ 80
October€ 80
November€ 88
December€ 103
January€ 115
February€ 102
March€ 93
April€ 84
May€ 90
June€ 92
July€ 105
August€ 92
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December€ 110
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July€ 101
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January€ 152
February€ 118
March€ 108
April€ 94
May€ 106
June€ 99
July€ 93
August€ 105
September€ 86
October€ 85
November€ 88
December€ 72

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