With rising gas prices and hundreds of thousands of people in attendance, transportation can become a problem. Fortunately, the Balloon Fiesta® offers a Park & Ride service from five convenient locations around Albuquerque. The city has plenty of affordable public transportation like ABQ RideCheck out more information about transportation to and from Balloon Fiesta Park.

American Limo & Transportation

Direct transportation to Balloon Fiesta from Albuquerque Hyatt Regency or Albuquerque Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa. The cost for each session is $45 per adult, $25 for children ages 12-17 years and $5 for children 11 years and younger. Cost includes Balloon Fiesta admission.

Please contact American Limo & Transportation to make your reservation.

Bike Valet

Ride your bike to Balloon Fiesta Park and receive free valet bike parking.

ABQ Trolley Co. Trolley Rise and Trolley Glow Tours 

ABQ Trolley Co. offers special balloon fiesta tours, which include transportation to and from Balloon Fiesta Park, general admission to Balloon Fiesta, and exclusive transportation route with limited traffic .

The Trolley Rise Tour the Trolley Glow Tours are all-inclusive tours including round-trip transportation on either the Lux (a luxury, climate-controlled, 14-passenger Mercedes van) or the open-air ABQ Trolley, from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town to Balloon Fiesta Park (approximately 20 miles round trip). Both tours offer access to the Balloon Fiesta's exclusive Chasers' Club (a $45 value), which gives you guaranteed seating in private outdoor patio located next to the launch field where you can enjoy catered food with dessert and refreshments. The Chasers' Club is located on the north end of the field with a deluxe view of the launch site.  

Routes Bicycle Rentals & Tours

Enjoy a refreshing, scenic bicycle ride with your friends and family to Balloon Fiesta. Enjoy a unique, scenic bicycle ride through some of Albuquerque's most impressive natural landscapes, complimentary front-door bicycle valet service, admission to the Balloon Fiesta Park, a pair of hand warmer packets that will outlast the morning events, and more!

Date/Time: 5:30am – 10:30am during the Mass Ascension sessions
Distance: 16mi round-trip from Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. Complimentary Parking is available for all participants.
Difficulty Level: Moderate. There will be several guides to accommodate and facilitate the individual riding styles of our guests, but in general the tour group rides together.
Cost: Tour packages start at $85 per person + bike rental or $75 BYOBike.

Please see Routes Rentals & Tours to book a bike tour or for more information and tour route.

Tour New Mexico

Enjoy motor coach transportation with a professional tour escort to Balloon Fiesta Park from a number of hotels operated by Tour New Mexico, Inc. Includes admission to Balloon Fiesta and a pleasant, informative ride.

Registration must be made in advance, please see Tour New Mexico for more information.

Rideshare  and Taxi Services 

Rideshare and taxicab services are available to or from Balloon Fiesta. Albuquerque is full of easy rideshare services, and has all the latest and most popular tech-based transit options including  zTrip, Lyft, and Uber.

Albuquerque has several taxicab services available as well, including ABQ Green Cab Co. Taxis are typically called for service.