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By Air

Visitors have the option of flying into Albuquerque or Santa Fe and taking a shuttle to Taos. There are no direct commercial flights to Taos. For students, we do not recommend booking a flight until you have been approved for enrollment. Schedule a shuttle service before making your airline reservations.

Albuquerque International Sunport (3 hours from Taos)

Non-stop daily flights from Dallas to Albuquerque through several airlines.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (2 hours from Taos)

Non-stop daily flights from Dallas to Santa Fe through American Airline’s American Eagle service.

Taos Regional Airport

Private and Charter Flights (575) 758-4995 The airport is located just a few miles north of the Town of Taos on Highway 64 towards the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

By Road

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The physical address is: 
Fort Burgwin
6580 Highway 518
Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 

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Campus Map  [PDF]

Shuttle Services

Flight plans should be arranged to coincide with shuttle pick-up times. For the most affordable price, ask about group rates.  Please call your company of choice to make reservations and confirm all shuttle times.

Mountain View Shuttle

(575-770-8759) One-way, round-trip and private car services between the Albuquerque and Santa Fe airports and the SMU-in-Taos campus. Call or email:

Mountain View departure times from:

ABQ airport: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm & 6:00pm.

SAF airport: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:30pm & 7:00pm.

Star Limo

(505-848-9999) Luxury vehicles with chauffeur. Curb to curb services to and from Albuquerque & Santa Fe Airports. Private reservations only. Group rates available.

Road Runner

(505-424-3367) Daily airport shuttles & private rides to and from the Albuquerque & Santa Fe Airports.

Taos Express Weekend Shuttle

(575-751-4459) Fri-Sat-Sun bus service from Santa Fe Depot to Taos Plaza. Reservations required. Call or reserve online.

Ski Taos

(1-800-776-1111) Daily shuttles between the Albuquerque & Santa Fe Airports and the town of Taos. Reservations required. Call for details.

Rental Car Services

Students who meet the age requirements have the option of renting a car in ABQ or SAF. Students may opt for the one-way drop-off and return the vehicle to a Taos rental office. Complimentary drop-off/pick-up services are available between Taos car rental offices and the SMU-in-Taos campus during business hours (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm). For more information, call:

Taos Enterprise  (575) 758-5553: 1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571  

Taos Hertz (575) 751-3119: 5 Airport Way, Taos, NM 87571

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