There are 6 ways to get from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Santa Fe  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Santa Fe (SAF) SLC - SAF

$222 - $892

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Bus  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Denver, Co 1314 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Denver to Santa Fe Greeley to El Paso

$115 - $220

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Fly to Albuquerque  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Albuquerque (ABQ) SLC - ABQ

$190 - $366

Bus, train  •  23 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Denver, Co
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Raton
  3. Take the train from Raton Amtrak to Lamy Amtrak

$134 - $333

Train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe Depot

$341 - $998

Drive  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe 630.6 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 12 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe is to fly which costs $190 - $370 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City Amtrak and arriving at Santa Fe Depot via Galesburg Amtrak and Downtown Albuquerque. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and Santa Fe is 479 miles. The road distance is 630.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 48 min and costs $110 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe, including transfers.

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Salt Lake City to Santa Fe train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Salt Lake City Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe is to fly which takes 5 h 34 min and costs $220 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $220 and takes 19 h 48 min, you could also train, which costs $340 - $1,000 and takes 2 days 9 h.

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There is no direct flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Santa Fe Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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Salt Lake City to Santa Fe train services, operated by Rio Metro Regional Transit District, arrive at Santa Fe Depot station.

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Map of how to get from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe.
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  • Distance: 479.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and Santa Fe, NM, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe via Denver, Co, Denver, and Santa Fe in around 19 h 48 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque via Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raton Amtrak to Lamy Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $470
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
23 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
Rio Metro Regional Transit District
Phone
1-866-795-7245
Email
riometro@mrcog-nm.gov
Website
riometro.org
Train from Downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
riometro.org
Bus operators
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 Salt Lake City, Ut to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Denver, Co to Raton
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Denver to Santa Fe
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eplalimo.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to Santa Fe is 631 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 8 min to drive from Salt Lake City to Santa Fe.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Salt Lake City Airport to Santa Fe Airport.

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There are 210+ hotels available in Santa Fe. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 25 min and costs $3.

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