Getting To Fort Burgwin

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 Air

Semi-private direct flight from Austin and Dallas. Be sure to check the website for flight schedules.

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 

Driving Directions [PDF]

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.

Taos Ski Valley Transportation

(575-776-2291, ext. 2383 or 2384) Daily share-ride shuttles from the Albuquerque and Santa Fe airports to the Taos Ski Valley or town of Taos. Regional door-to-door service within Taos County is now available. Call or email: for more information.

Mountain View Shuttle
Call (575) 770-8759 or email for more information.

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

(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.


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. Drop-off/pick-up services may be 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

What Should I Bring?


Information Packet for Summer


Information Packet for Winter