Getting Around Santa Fe

Bus Travel

The city's bus system, Santa Fe Trails, covers 10 major routes through town and is useful for getting from the Plaza to some of the outlying attractions. Route M is most useful for visitors, as it runs from Downtown to the museums on Old Santa Fe Trail south of town, and Route 2 is handy if you're staying at one of the motels out on Cerrillos Road and need to get into town (if time is a factor for your visit, a car is a much more practical way to get around). Individual rides cost $1, and a daily pass costs $2. Buses run from early morning to mid-evening about every 30 minutes on weekdays, every hour on weekends.

Bus Contacts

Santa Fe Trails. 505/955–2001;

Taxi Travel

Santa Fe has no taxi company, but the city is well served by Lyft and Uber.

Taxi Contact

Santa Fe Pedicabs. Santa Fe Pedicabs offer a fun way to get around the heart of town, especially if your restaurant is a ways from your hotel. Friendly drivers can regale you with all sorts of information and trivia about Santa Fe as they whisk you along in bicycle carriages. You can nearly always hail a pedicab at the Plaza; from other locales, call to request a pickup. Cost is $1 per minute. 505/577–5056;

Guided Tours

Enchanted Journeys de Santa Fe. Owned by a former hotel concierge, this reliable tour company offers guided half- and full-day adventures for up to four passengers to Chimayó, Georgia O'Keeffe country, Taos, wineries, and other top draws around the area. They can also work with you to create custom trips and to provide airport transportation. 505/310–3883;

Food Tour New Mexico. Savor some of the tastiest posole, blue-corn enchiladas, margaritas, craft beers, and sweets on lunch and dinner excursions in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, which make four to five stops at locally revered hot spots. 505/465–9474;

Great Southwest Adventures. This reliable group-oriented company conducts guided tours in 7- to 35-passenger van and bus excursions to Bandelier, Pecos National Historic Park, Tent Rocks National Monument, Taos (via the "Low Road" through the Gorge), O'Keeffe country, and elsewhere in the region. The company can also arrange single- and multiday custom trips throughout the region for groups of any size. 505/455–2700;

Historic Walks of Santa Fe. Get to know the fascinating stories behind many of Santa Fe's most storied landmarks on these engaging strolls through Downtown and along Canyon Road. Other walks focus on ghosts, galleries, shopping, and food, and Bandelier, Chimayó, and Taos excursions are also offered. 505/986–8388;

Santa Fe Tour Guides Association. To find an experienced local to lead you on a personal tour, visit the website of this member-based organization of about 30 reliable and vetted independent tour guides, many of whom specialize in specific topics, from art history to hiking.

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