** Check back for the 2023 Balloon Fiesta Shuttle schedule which will run from October 7-15, 2023.**
** We support the use of masks while on the shuttle for your safety and others**

Shuttle service from Santa Fe to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will depart from several locations each day through the festival. Please see below schedule and be sure to arrive early as the shuttle will depart promptly from each location. A roundtrip ticket is $50 per person (plus a $3.50 processing fee). For Monday and Tuesday’s shuttles, there is a special rate of $40.

Space is limited and tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Should morning sessions be cancelled due to weather, shuttle tickets will not be refunded.

The purchase of this shuttle ticket does not include access into the Balloon Fiesta Park so guests will need to purchase that separately. 

Bus departs promptly at 4:30am - Eldorado Hotel, 309 W. San Francisco Street (4:00pm for select evening events)

  • Servicing the Eldorado Hotel and nearby lodging partners, including: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, Hotel Santa Fe and Las Palomas

Bus departs promptly at 4:45am - La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E. San Francisco Street (4:15pm for select evening events)

  • Servicing La Fonda on the Plaza and nearby lodging partners, including: Inn & Spa at Loretto, Hotel Chimayo, Inn of the Anasazi, Hotel St. Francis, Inn of the Governors, Inn of the Five Graces, The Drury Plaza, and La Posada

Bus departs promptly at 5:10am – The Courtyard Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Road (4:45pm for select evening events)

  • Servicing the south side and all Cerrillos Road hotels


Return shuttle service will arrive back into Santa Fe at approximately between 10:30-11am dropping off in the reverse order of pick up, starting with The Courtyard Marriott and ending at The Eldorado Hotel.

Please print your tickets for the driver to see or have it available on your smart phone. Keep your ticket for the return ride home as you'll show it again for return trip to Santa Fe.

IMPORTANT: Return Pick up to Santa Fe after the event will be at 9:30am sharp at the same location as drop off. (Public Transit Area Drop off on the SE corner of the Balloon Park). Please be sure to get the shuttle drivers cell phone in case you are running late.