Train Fares

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express operates on a zone-based fare structure.

The amount passengers pay for a ticket is determined by the distance traveled. There are six zones along the 100-mile corridor between Santa Fe and the City of Belen. See the chart below for details.

Tickets can be purchased on our app, online or onboard the train. If using a credit card for payment, passengers must show a valid photo I.D.

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Rail Runner Express Fare Chart

Full Fare

Bills over $20 will not be accepted by our ticket agents. Exact change is always appreciated!

Zones
One-Way Trip
Day PassMonthly PassAnnual Pass
1 Zone$2$3
($2 online)
$39
($29 online)
$385
($375 online)
2 Zones$3$4
($3 online)
$55
($45 online)
$550
($540 online)
3 Zones$5$6
($5 online)
$72
($62 online)
$715
($705 online)
4 Zones$8$9
($8 online)
$105
($95 online)
$1,045
($1,035 online)
5 Zones$9$10
($9 online)
$110
($100 online)
$1,100
($1,090 online)
6 Zones$10$11
($10 online)
$121
($111 online)
$1,210
($1,200 online)

Reduced Fare

ZonesOne-Way TripDay PassMonthly PassAnnual Pass
1 Zone$1$2
($1 online)
$19
($9 online)
$187
($177 online)
2 Zones$1$2
($1 online)
$28
($18 online)
$275
($265 online)
3 Zones$2$3
($2 online)
$36
($26 online)
$352
($342 online)
4 Zones$4$6
($5 online)
$52
($42 online)
$517
($507 online)
5 Zones$4$7
($6 online)
$55
($45 online)
$550
($540 online)
6 Zones$5$8
($7 online)
$61
($51 online)
$605
($595 online)

How to Calculate Your Fares

Count the number of zones through which you will travel.

Examples

  • Traveling from Los Lunas to U.S. 550 / Sandoval County is three zones
  • Traveling from Los Ranchos / Journal Center to Downtown Albuquerque is one zone

Refund Policy

New Mexico Rail Runner Express Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tickets are not refundable if lost, damaged, stolen or destroyed. Tickets are also not refundable if the passenger purchased a ticket and didn’t use it, purchased the wrong date or wrong station or if a ticket is purchased at a discounted rate without qualification. Tickets purchased using the mobile app will not be refunded if accidentally activated.

Reduced Fares

Reduced fares are available to:

  • Senior citizens age 62 and over
  • Students with a valid student I.D. or proof of enrollment
  • Youth ages 10 to 17
  • Medicare card holders
  • People with disabilities that show 
    • A NM Motor Vehicle Department notification 
    • Letter from the doctor indicating the disability (with expiration date) 
    • An ABQ RIDE Honored Citizen Card
    • A Santa Fe Ride Card or Santa Fe Trails Half Fare Card

Fare Free

The following ride free: 

  • Children 9 and under
  • Veterans with a VA medical card, VHIC report (with another form of ID), or a Rio Metro Freedom Pass

Alternate Format

  1. To request this information in an alternate format (eg., Braille, large print, audio), please contact Customer Service at 1-866-795-7245 or click here to download the request form.