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There are 7 ways to get from Albuquerque to Culiacán by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Mazatlan, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Mazatlan (MZT) ABQ - MZT
  2. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán

$227 - $1,531

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Night bus, bus  •  29 h 23 min

  1. Take the night bus from Albuquerque, Nm to El Paso Santa Fe, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
  3. Take the bus from Chihuahua to Culiacán

$123 - $283

5 alternative options

Fly to Culiacan  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Culiacan (CUL) ABQ - CUL

$154 - $556

Bus ETN  •  28 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Albuquerque, NM to El Paso, TX
  2. Take the bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
  3. Take the bus from Chihuahua to Culiacán

$126 - $267

Bus TAP Royal International  •  28 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Albuquerque, Nm to Phoenix, Az 1333 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Phoenix East to Culiacán

$153 - $224

Train, bus  •  29 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport
  3. Take the bus from Phoenix East to Culiacán

$172 - $277

Drive  •  19 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Albuquerque to Culiacán 1088.4 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Albuquerque to Culiacán is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 19 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albuquerque to Culiacán is to fly which costs $150 - $600 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albuquerque to Culiacán. However, there are services departing from Albuquerque, NM and arriving at Culiacán via El Paso, TX, Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 26 min.

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The distance between Albuquerque and Culiacán is 717 miles. The road distance is 1088.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Albuquerque to Culiacán without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 26 min and costs $120 - $270.

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It takes approximately 10 h 28 min to get from Albuquerque to Culiacán, including transfers.

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Albuquerque to Culiacán bus services, operated by EPLA Limo Express, depart from Albuquerque, NM station.

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The best way to get from Albuquerque to Culiacán is to fly which takes 6 h 57 min and costs $150 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $270 and takes 28 h 26 min.

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There is no direct flight from Albuquerque Airport to Mazatlan Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 16 min and has one stopover.

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Albuquerque to Culiacán bus services, operated by ETN, arrive at Culiacán station.

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Map of how to get from Albuquerque to Culiacán.
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  • Distance: 716.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 28 min

What companies run services between Albuquerque, NM, USA and Culiacán, Mexico?

American Airlines, Volaris and four other airlines fly from Albuquerque to Culiacán 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Albuquerque to Culiacán via El Paso, TX, El Paso, TX, Ciudad Juárez, and Chihuahua in around 28 h 26 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Mazatlan via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Albuquerque to Mazatlan via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Albuquerque to Mazatlan via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Flights from Albuquerque to Mazatlan via Los Angeles, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Culiacan via Houston, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Albuquerque to Culiacan via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Culiacan via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Albuquerque to Culiacan via Las Vegas, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Mazatlan via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Mazatlan via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,500
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Culiacan via Houston, Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
Tufesa Mexico
Phone
(604) 952 0138
Website
tufesa.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
tufesa.com.mx
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Albuquerque, NM to El Paso, TX
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$18 - $27
Primera Select
$28 - $40
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Chihuahua to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $100
Full Fare
$90 - $130
Regular Price
$86
Internet Discount
$73
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albuquerque, Nm to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Night bus from Albuquerque, Nm to El Paso Santa Fe, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Phoenix East to Culiacán
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$103
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Chihuahua
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Albuquerque to Culiacán is 1088 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 9 min to drive from Albuquerque to Culiacán.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Albuquerque Airport to Mazatlan Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Culiacán. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albuquerque to Albuquerque Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 12 min and costs $1.

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