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Most buses from Albuquerque to El Paso are provided by Greyhound. The amenities provided on these buses include complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of your trip, power outlets to ensure your devices are fully charged, and comfortable leather seats that allow you to recline with a footrest. Albuquerque to El Paso buses also did away with middle seats, so there’s no uncomfortable cramming and each passenger either gets an aisle or a window seat. If you need to use the restroom before a scheduled stop (most multi-hour bus rides stop along the way), then restrooms can be found at the back of the bus. For passengers with reduced mobility, accessible seating is available up front, and there is a wheelchair lift that can help you get on and off the bus.
Passengers on buses from Albuquerque to El Paso can bring up to four bags in total. You’re allowed to bring one piece of carry-on luggage that weighs up to 25 lbs. It must be able to fit into the overhead compartment or the space under your seat. You may also bring up to three checked bags. These bags can weigh up to 50 lbs each and be up to 62 inches in total when length, width, and height are added together. In general, the first checked bag is free and the other two are permitted with an added fee. Backpacks, duffel bags, suitcases, car seats, and strollers are considered acceptable baggage, but paper bags, plastic bags, paper bags, and bags with protruding items are not accepted.
Before getting on buses to El Paso from Albuquerque, you will need to present your bus ticket. Conveniently, the Albuquerque bus station features a ticket office that allows passengers to purchase tickets at the station. Alternatively, you may purchase your bus tickets from Albuquerque to El Paso online, download the e-ticket, and show it to the driver. Either way, once you purchase a ticket, you’ll need to bring it along with a government-issued ID (driver’s license, non-driver ID, or passport, etc.). Keep in mind that college IDs, library cards, and other alternative forms of ID are not generally accepted. If you’re between the ages of 12 and 16 and traveling alone, you must also fill out an Unaccompanied Child Form before getting on the bus.
Passengers on buses to El Paso from Albuquerque get to travel along the scenic route. Shortly after leaving the Albuquerque station, passengers will pass by the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge where wild animals and hikers may walk around protected land. As you continue south on buses to El Paso from Albuquerque, you’ll be next to the Rio Grande River for most of the trip. Around the town of La Joya, you’ll pass by the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge and, shortly after that, the Polvadera Mountain peak. As the bus continues towards El Paso, passengers will pass the uniquely named town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico (named after a radio show). Shortly before stopping at the bus station in El Paso, Texas, passengers will pass by Franklin Mountain State Park.
When traveling on buses from Albuquerque to El Paso, there are two main bus stations that most passengers use. When departing from Albuquerque, most buses (especially Greyhound buses) will leave from Alvarado Transportation Center in downtown Albuquerque. To get there, you may hail a taxi, use a ride-sharing service, or take a local ABQ Ride bus from most places around Albuquerque. Most buses bound for El Paso arrive at the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown El Paso, Texas. If you wish to go to other stations like the Downtown Transit Center, you may grab a taxi, walk, or hop on one of the local Sunmetro buses that travel around downtown El Paso.
It takes 4h 30m to get from Albuquerque to El Paso by bus.
Albuquerque and El Paso are 229.8 mi apart from one another. The actual distance traveled by bus depends on the route taken - roadwork or traffic often impact this and longer routes can change often. In terms of time, 4h 30m by bus is reasonable for normal traffic levels.