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 November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Rio Rancho in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Rio Rancho


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


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Rio Rancho. The train journey from Rio Rancho to Flagstaff takes 6h 00m and costs around $84 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Fullerton, expect to pay about $106 for a 15h 50m trip.


Greyhound operates bus routes to Rio Rancho.

Airports near Rio Rancho

Airlines serving Rio Rancho

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British Airways
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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Spirit Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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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
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Baymont by Wyndham Albuquerque Airport
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Isleta Resort & Casino
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection by Hilton
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Albuquerque Midtown
Okay (5.8, Okay reviews)

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 $26.66. The most frequently booked car type in Rio Rancho is Full-size (GMC Yukon or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Hyundai Accent or similar) is, on average, 78% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.