Bus Travel

The city's bus system, Santa Fe Trails, covers 10 major routes through town and is useful for getting from the Plaza to some of the outlying attractions. Route M is most useful for visitors, as it runs from Downtown to the museums on Old Santa Fe Trail south of town, and Route 2 is handy if you're staying at one of the motels out on Cerrillos Road and need to get into town (if time is a factor for your visit, a car is a much more practical way to get around). Individual rides cost $1, and a daily pass costs $2. Buses run about every 30 minutes on weekdays, every hour on weekends. Service begins at 6 am and continues until 10 pm on weekdays, 8 to 8 on Saturday, and 8:30 to 6:30 (limited routes) on Sunday.

Bus Contacts

Santa Fe Trails (505/955–2001.

Taxi Travel

Capital City Cab Company controls all the cabs in Santa Fe. The taxis aren't metered; you pay a flat fee based on how far you're going, usually $6 to $10 within the Downtown area. There are no cabstands; you must phone to arrange a ride.

Taxi Contact

Capital City Cab (505/438–0000.

Santa Fe Pedicabs. Santa Fe Pedicabs offer a great alternative to getting around the heart of town, especially if your restaurant is a ways from your hotel. Friendly drivers can regale you with all sorts of information and trivia about Santa Fe as they whisk you along in bicycle carriages. Sit back and enjoy watching the crowds and the sights go by. You can nearly always hail a pedicab at the Plaza; from other locales, call to request a pickup. Cost is $1 per minute. 505/577–5056.

Train Travel

Amtrak (800/872–7245.