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Located in the scenic centre of New Mexico, with an easy to navigate network of roads, and plenty of tourist attractions, Albuquerque is the ideal location to explore in a rental car. DriveAway offers the choice to collect your vehicle from several car hire pick up locations in Albuquerque with our reputable suppliers. If you are arriving off a flight at Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, skip the queues for shuttles and public transport and collect your hire car. The airport is located approximately 10 minutes’ drive from downtown, where our suppliers are also located for your convenience. Albuquerque car hire is both easy and economical. DriveAway offers a large fleet selection to make you booking experience straight-forward.

If driving on the other side of the road seems a little bit daunting, we have put together a guide to driving in the USA to prepare you and keep you confident! It contains plenty of important information and tips, but if you still have more questions, our friendly reservations specialists will be happy to answer them for you! DriveAway are the leading self-drive specialists, and we take pride in providing the best rates for car hire worldwide!

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Albuquerque is a large desert city, surrounded by sandy rocky planes, with the Sandia Mountains to the east, and the Rio Grande River flowing through its centre. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the country as an important centre of research, education and arts. It is important to note that visitors should be aware of the city’s high elevation of over 5,000 feet. When visiting Albuquerque, it may take your body a couple of days to adjust to the high altitude. To avoid altitude sickness drink a lot of water to keep your body hydrated.

There is plenty for visitors to do in Albuquerque and its surrounding areas. The city has loads of attractions, many which are nature and science based. For an exciting all-day experience, Albuquerque Biological Park is home to the Rio Grande Zoo, as well as the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanical Gardens. The zoo hosts hundreds of species (many endangered) and an awesome playground. The aquarium is full of interesting exhibits including a shark tank, and the botanical garden is filled with formal and whimsical gardens designed to delight your senses. The one-of-a-kind National Atomic Museum is also worth a visit, with interesting displays about nuclear power, weapons and the development of atomic technology.

Drive your hire car out approximately 1 hour towards the Sandia Mountains. The mountains are home to the world's longest aerial tram, which take you all the way to the peak of the mountains, from here you will experience uninterrupted panoramic views across the desert landscape. While in New Mexico, drive along the famous Route 66. Jump into your hire car and follow the old route, once the main road of America, which has now been restored for tourists. Enjoy the many historic sites along the road, including abandoned gas stations and stores which were once flourishing, to fully restored stretches of shops and houses.

If you would like to start your self-drive adventure in Albuquerque, book car hire with DriveAway today! Simply enter your dates in the booking engine above, or contact us on 1300 363 500 to speak to one of our friendly reservations staff .

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Albuquerque – Santa Fe 104 1
Albuquerque – Denver 725 6.5
Albuquerque – El Paso 430 3.75
Albuquerque – Las Vegas 925 8.5

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