There are 3 ways to get from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by shuttle, plane or car

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Shuttle to Albuquerque, fly to Carlsbad  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santa Fe, NM to Albuquerque International Airport, NM
  2. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Carlsbad (CNM) ABQ - CNM

$178 - $293

2 alternative options

Fly Santa Fe to Roswell, drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Santa Fe (SAF) to Roswell (ROW) SAF - ROW
  2. Drive from Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns National Park

$271 - $1,153

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park 297.3 miles

$29 - $45

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The distance between Santa Fe and Carlsbad Caverns National Park is 259 miles. The road distance is 297.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Albuquerque Airport to Carlsbad Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is 297 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to drive from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Boutique Air offers flights from Albuquerque Airport to Carlsbad Airport.

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The best way to get from Santa Fe to Albuquerque Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 14 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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  • Distance: 258.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Santa Fe, NM, USA and Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM, USA?

There is no direct connection from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. However, you can take the shuttle to Albuquerque International Airport, NM, take the walk to Albuquerque airport, fly to Carlsbad, then take the taxi to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Santa Fe airport, fly to Roswell, then take the drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Fe to Roswell via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Santa Fe to Roswell via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Carlsbad
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Bus operators
Sandia Shuttle Express
Website
sandiashuttle.com
Shuttle from Santa Fe, NM to Albuquerque International Airport, NM
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
sandiashuttle.com

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