Get your group to Carlsbad Caverns on ABQ Express Shuttle

One of our vans, pictured here outside of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park Visitors Center.

Looking to organize an overnight trip from Albuquerque to Carlsbad Caverns? ABQ Express Shuttle can help!

What’s included: 

  • Round-trip transportation (up to four passengers) from Albuquerque to the city of Carlsbad, which is home to the area’s hotels and restaurants, and to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, which is about 30 minutes south of the city itself.
  • Round-trip transportation between your hotel and dinner. (But if you want to stay out late and paint the town red, you’ll need to walk or use a local taxi service.)

What’s NOT included:

  • Your park admission fees. Reservations are required and information on how to make them that is here.
  • Your hotel accommodations. We recommend you make reservations at hotels that are close to Downtown Carlsbad and shopping/restaurants (such as they are). Examples include TownPlace Suites by Marriot, which as of this writing also offers a free breakfast. (Note: We’ll book our driver’s accommodations separately.)
  • Your meals. See the suggested itinerary below for possible arrangements.

Sample itinerary #1: Caverns on day two

    • 1:00 p.m. — Depart Albuquerque (If your group hasn’t eaten lunch, we can stop at a drive-thru on our way out of town.)
    • 6:00 p.m. — Arrive Carlsbad hotel, settle in
    • 6:30 p.m. — Dinner
    • 7:30 a.m. — Breakfast on your own at the hotel
    • 8:00 a.m. — Travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    • 8:30 a.m. — Explore the caverns on your own
    • 12:30 p.m. — Travel back to Carlsbad
    • 1:00 p.m. — Lunch
    • 2:00 p.m. —Depart for Albuquerque
    • 7:00 p.m. — Arrive in Albuquerque

Sample itinerary #2: Caverns on day one

    • 7:00 a.m. — Depart Albuquerque
    • 12:00 p.m. — Arrive in city of Carlsbad, eat brown bag or drive-thru lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. — Arrive Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    • 5:00 p.m. — Travel back to Carlsbad, settle into hotel
    • 6:00 p.m. — Dinner
    • 7:30 a.m. — Breakfast on your own at the hotel
    • 8:00 a.m. — Depart for Albuquerque
    • 1:00 p.m. — Arrive in Albuquerque

Pricing: Our standard overnight trip is $1,299 for up to four passengers.

Book now: Call us at 505-850-3880 and we’ll get things going!