Rio Rancho travel guide

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You're Going to Love Rio Rancho

With a population of 87’521, Rio Rancho is a must-see destination in New Mexico, United States.

When to visit Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho in April
Estimated hotel price
$163
1 night at 3-star hotel
Rio Rancho in April
Estimated hotel price
$163
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Rio Rancho

Plane

When flying to Rio Rancho, you’ll arrive at Albuquerque Airport (ABQ), which is located 22 km from the city centre.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Rio Rancho. The train journey from Rio Rancho to Los Angeles takes 16h 30m and costs around $127 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Chicago, expect to pay about $330 for a 25h 29m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Rio Rancho is to pick up a car hire from Albuquerque, which is about 17 km from Rio Rancho. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Dollar, among others, in Albuquerque.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Rio Rancho, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Bus. From Las Vegas, the bus ride to Rio Rancho takes 1223 km and will cost you around $265. From Austin, the ticket costs about $275 for a journey of 1867 km.

Plane

When flying to Rio Rancho, you’ll arrive at Albuquerque Airport (ABQ), which is located 22 km from the city centre.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Rio Rancho. The train journey from Rio Rancho to Los Angeles takes 16h 30m and costs around $127 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Chicago, expect to pay about $330 for a 25h 29m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Rio Rancho is to pick up a car hire from Albuquerque, which is about 17 km from Rio Rancho. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Dollar, among others, in Albuquerque.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Rio Rancho, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Bus. From Las Vegas, the bus ride to Rio Rancho takes 1223 km and will cost you around $265. From Austin, the ticket costs about $275 for a journey of 1867 km.

Airports near Rio Rancho

Airlines serving Rio Rancho

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,745 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Air France
Good (979 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,361 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
Finnair
Good (770 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (846 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,928 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,543 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,568 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (681 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (517 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (766 reviews)
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Where to stay in Rio Rancho

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Quality Inn Rio Rancho and Extended Stay America Suites - Albuquerque - Rio Rancho.

Where to stay in popular areas of Rio Rancho

Most booked hotels in Rio Rancho

Drury Inn & Suites Albuquerque North
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$257+
Isleta Resort & Casino
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$255+
Baymont by Wyndham Albuquerque Airport
2 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$147+
Motel 6-Albuquerque, Nm - South - Airport
2 stars
Good (6, Good reviews)
$85+
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Albuquerque Midtown
3 stars
Okay (5.8, Okay reviews)
$111+

Hiring a car in Rio Rancho

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Rio Rancho (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.99 and $26.65. The most frequently booked car type in Rio Rancho is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 45% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Rio Rancho (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.99 and $26.65. The most frequently booked car type in Rio Rancho is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 45% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.