Transportation

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

Beat the traffic and ride your bike to Balloon Fiesta!  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has created a Bike Valet service where you can ride in and enjoy Fiesta, while missing out on the traffic. So, avoid the congestion, take two wheels instead of four! Ride your bike to Balloon Fiesta Park and receive free valet bike parking.


GLOWY E-BIKES, BALLOONS & BEER 

Come ride with Free-to-Roam on an (electric) e-bike all aglow like a shopping mall Christmas tree! Only these bikes will be lit up brightly for everyone's safety & luminescent fun. Park your car away from the fray at Canteen Brewhouse's huge open lot in Comanche Business Park east of I-25. After a short orientation, Free-to-Roam will guide you on a luminescent 6-mile, 30min ride along the paved & protected North Diversion Trail straight into Balloon Fiesta Park. Return with the group or on your own for Burque Burritos & Beer by 12 p.m. 

Rider Requirements: Must be 16yrs or older. Must wear shoes with closed toes and heels.

Mornings (5 a.m.-12 p.m.):  Sat & Sun (Oct 2&3) • Thurs & Fri (Oct 7&8) • Sat & Sun (Oct 9&10)
Evenings (5 p.m.-10 p.m.): Thur, Fri, Sat (Oct 7, 8, 9) 

Easy & Ample Parking: Canteen Brewhouse • 2381 Aztec NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 (Just east of I-25 between Comanche & Candelaria)

Ride Difficulty: Easy to Moderate – It's your choice with the e-bike motor giving a gentle boost to your pedal. Perfect for groups (over 16yrs old) with varying riding styles & experience.

Cost: $125 including e-Bike rental & guided ride, Balloon Fiesta admission, glow & safety lights, helmet & more.

Learn more about Free-to-Roam here


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.