Flights to Albuquerque

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Cheapest flights to Albuquerque airports

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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Denver TO Albuquerque

Denver (DEN) to Albuquerque (ABQ)

Typically, flights to Albuquerque from Denver are cheaper when flying from Denver Intl to Albuquerque, which has an average price of $168

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO ALBUQUERQUE FROM DENVERAugust24% cheaperFlying from Denver to Albuquerque costs on average just $128 in August
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO ALBUQUERQUE FROM DENVERDecember26% more expensiveIt costs about $212 for flights to Albuquerque from Denver in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO ALBUQUERQUE FROM DENVEROctober277% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Albuquerque from Denver in October than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Albuquerque?

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Albuquerque, the largest city in the state of New Mexico, sits in a high desert, straddling the Rio Grande. The modern downtown core of Albuquerque contrasts with its historic Old Town, and both offer visitors plenty to see and do. Choosing the best time to visit may depend on your tolerance for heat. If you’re looking for a summer vacation, in June – August you’ll need to be prepared for temperatures that peak at 90 – 95 degrees Fahrenheit. During spring, March – May, you may find the temperatures more comfortable, although they begin to creep up in late May. Spring and summer are popular with tourists, so you may find that hotels are booked early and flights more expensive. September – November are also mild, and there are fewer tourists, making the fall a great time to visit. In October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta causes a bit of a busy blip, but it’s well worth seeing. During winter, December – February, you can expect much cooler temperatures, with highs that range from 50 – 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and the possibility of snow. Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy a visit to the nearby ski resorts, such as Sandia Peak and Ski Santa Fe.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Albuquerque?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Albuquerque for $82/person, which is 85% cheaper than the average flight to Albuquerque. To find the cheapest price to Albuquerque from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Albuquerque?

The cheapest month to fly to Albuquerque from United States is in January. Flight prices, which tend to average around $218, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of January, then book flights to Albuquerque from United States during February instead. Flights to Albuquerque in February, while not as cheap as those in January, still average around $219.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Albuquerque?

In general, most travelers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Albuquerque is about 30 days prior to their departure date when tickets on average are $260. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Albuquerque from United States for as low as $166 on momondo.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Albuquerque?

Our data shows that Tuesday is the least expensive day to fly to Albuquerque. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as $244. The most expensive day to fly to Albuquerque is Sunday, with ticket prices averaging around $335.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Albuquerque?

Flying to Albuquerque from United States at noon is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $224 when looking at flights departing at noon. Try not to purchase tickets in the evening because they tend to be around $333. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

Is there a good place to hike near Albuquerque?

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Albuquerque for April, May, and September. Parks like Carlsbad Caverns National Park are popular hot spots in those months.

When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Albuquerque?

Beaches like Tingley Beach are most often visited during June, July, or August, as the weather is usually above 70 degrees fahrenheit with a low chance of rain.

Is there an alternative airport near Albuquerque?

Santa Fe Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Albuquerque.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Albuquerque?

With an average price of $536 per person, Santa Fe Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Albuquerque. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.


Can I fly to Albuquerque from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Albuquerque within the United States

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Albuquerque.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Albuquerque.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Albuquerque.

Can I fly back to United States from Albuquerque?

Returning to United States from Albuquerque

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Albuquerque must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Albuquerque are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Albuquerque at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Albuquerque flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Albuquerque found recently by users on momondo
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Aug 21
LAX11:30 amLos Angeles
1h 57m
ABQ1:27 pmAlbuquerque
Aug 28
ABQ9:25 amAlbuquerque
2h 07m
LAX11:32 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Aug 26
LAX4:07 pmLos Angeles
1h 58m
ABQ6:05 pmAlbuquerque
Aug 31
ABQ1:18 pmAlbuquerque
7h 21m
1 stop
LAX8:39 pmLos Angeles
Frontier
Aug 10
DFW8:50 amDallas/Fort Worth
4h 43m
1 stop
ABQ1:33 pmAlbuquerque
Aug 12
ABQ2:03 pmAlbuquerque
4h 50m
1 stop
DFW6:53 pmDallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Aug 12
DFW8:50 amDallas/Fort Worth
5h 28m
1 stop
ABQ2:18 pmAlbuquerque
Aug 17
ABQ1:18 pmAlbuquerque
5h 35m
1 stop
DFW6:53 pmDallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Sep 8
DFW6:40 pmDallas/Fort Worth
14h 40m
1 stop
ABQ9:20 amAlbuquerque
Sep 9
ABQ10:41 amAlbuquerque
1h 53m
DFW12:34 pmDallas/Fort Worth
Frontier
Aug 26
DFW8:50 amDallas/Fort Worth
5h 28m
1 stop
ABQ2:18 pmAlbuquerque
Aug 29
ABQ5:10 amAlbuquerque
13h 43m
1 stop
DFW6:53 pmDallas/Fort Worth

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Albuquerque

If you're looking for one-way flights to Albuquerque, view some of our deals below provided by Frontier and Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
Oct 14
LAX5:05 pmLos Angeles
1h 54m
ABQ6:59 pmAlbuquerque
American Airlines
Aug 21
DFW3:08 pmDallas/Fort Worth
1h 54m
ABQ5:02 pmAlbuquerque
Alaska Airlines
Sep 18
LAX5:23 amLos Angeles
1h 57m
ABQ7:20 amAlbuquerque

Which airlines fly to Albuquerque?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Albuquerque

Several airlines offer non-stop domestic flights from various U.S. destinations. You can choose from Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United, Delta, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Frontier Airlines, and Boutique Air.


How to get from the airport to Albuquerque city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Albuquerque along with the distance from the city center

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

Albuquerque’s airport is just 3 miles southeast of Downtown Albuquerque, and there are several ways to get from the airport into the city.

Buses

Take the Rio Metro Regional Transit District bus, route 50, running Monday – Saturday to downtown in 35 – 40 minutes, for a fare of $1.00 USD. There is no Sunday bus service to the airport.

Taxis

You can hail a cab outside of the airport and travel to Downtown Albuquerque in about 13 – 18 minutes, for a cost of $20.00 USD – $25.00 USD, including tip. Uber also operates in Albuquerque.

Shuttles, shared-rides and limousines

Shuttles, shared rides and limousine services from ABQ into the city are available. Visit their desks on the south side of baggage claim to arrange your ride.

Car Rentals

Car rental service counters are located at the Sunport Car Rental Center. Free shuttles, running every 5 minutes from outside the first level of the airport terminal, will take you there. Don’t forget to look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Albuquerque

Most frequently searched flights to Albuquerque along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
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How to get around in Albuquerque?

Getting around in sprawling Albuquerque is easiest by bus. ABQ operates an extensive network of buses, which can take you to any neighborhood. Within specific areas, Albuquerque is quite walkable, so you may enjoy strolling around the picturesque Old Town, bustling Downtown Albuquerque, or vibrant Nob Hill.

Public Transportation

ABQ buses serve residents and visitors alike, covering all areas of the city. An adult fare is $1.00 USD, or you may buy a 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day pass for $2.00 USD, $4.00 USD, or $6.00 USD, and enjoy unlimited rides for the duration of your pass. ABQ Ride also offers a free shuttle service, the D-RIDE, within downtown. Shuttles operate from 6:30 am – 5:33 pm, Monday – Friday.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available, and you may hail one in the street or call for pickup. Flag drop is $2.94 USD, and each mile traveled costs $2.60 USD, with a waiting time charge of $25.00 USD per hour.

Cycling

The city boasts more than 400 miles of bike paths and trails, making getting around on two wheels a great option. Several companies offer bike rentals so visitors can enjoy Albuquerque by bike, and a bike-share program is launching soon.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Albuquerque?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


Additional info and tips about visiting Albuquerque

Things to do and places of interest in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a great place for outdoor activities, like hot air ballooning, hiking, kayaking the Rio Grande, mountain biking and golf. History and culture enthusiasts will enjoy the city’s diverse attractions, museums and historic old town. Check out these suggestions for your Albuquerque itinerary.

  • Come during October to catch the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest in the US. Marvel at 9 days of spectacular flights, with over 500 balloons soaring majestically above the New Mexico desert.
  • Ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, a 2.7-mile ascent to the 10,378-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains, for outstanding views of the city and surrounding area. It’s a great place for a hike, too!
  • Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to see the renowned collection of Pueblo pottery and art, and take in a performance of traditional Native American dance.
  • Enjoy Albuquerque’s vibrant arts culture, visit local galleries, and participate in an Artscrawl event, a self-guided gallery walking tour that takes place each month.
  • Enjoy the city’s superlative theater scene. Take in a performance at the beautiful, 1927-dated KiMo Theater.
  • Take the children to ABQ Biopark, in historic Old Town, to see the Albuquerque Aquarium, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, the Rio Grande Zoo and Tingley Beach fishing lakes.

Tips and tricks for visiting Albuquerque

Albuquerque is at an elevation of over 5,000 feet, which you may find taxing if you aren’t used to altitude. It may take a few days for your body to adjust.The air is dry and it can be hot, so take care that you don’t become dehydrated and drink plenty of water while you’re here.

While you’re enjoying the great outdoors, remember to be sun-safe. Seek the shade, wear a hat and slap on that sunscreen.


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