Santa Fe Airport (SAF; 505/955-2900) wasn’t really an option at press time, but Delta Airlines and American Eagle were considering direct flights from Los Angeles , Salt Lake City, and Dallas—the service may have started by the time you’re reading this.
Hertz, Budget, Avis, and Thrifty all have branches on Cerrillos Road; only Enterprise (100 Sandoval St., 505/989-8859, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–noon Sat.) has an office close to the plaza .
Sandia Shuttle Express (888/775-5696, www.sandiashuttle.com ) does hourly pickups from the airport 8:45 a.m.–10:45 p.m. and will deliver to any hotel ($25 one-way).
Coming from Taos , TNM&O’s service leaves once a day, in the early evening; the trip takes about 1.5 hours.
Santa Fe’s main bus station is at 858 St. Michael’s Drive (505/471-0008, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 6:30–10 p.m. daily).
The Rail Runner (866/795-RAIL, www.nmrailrunner.com ) connects downtown Albuquerque  to central Santa Fe . Schedules for the new commuter service were being finalized at press time. The fare is $6 one way and $8 return.
Amtrak (800/872-7245, www.amtrak.com ) runs the Southwest Chief through Lamy , 18 miles south of Santa Fe  and a dramatic place to step off the train—you’ll feel very Wild West, as there’s no visible civilization for miles around. Trains arrive once daily from Chicago and Los Angeles . Amtrak provides a shuttle van for passengers coming and going to Santa Fe .