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There is one daily train from Needles to Albuquerque. Traveling by train from Needles to Albuquerque usually takes around 10 hours and 2 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||454 mi (730 km)|
|Fastest train||10h 2m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Southwest Chief|
Which train should you take from Needles to Albuquerque?
Amtrak Southwest Chief is the one and only train line which connects Needles, California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Southwest Chief||1||10h 3m||$136.95|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Needles to Albuquerque during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Needles to Albuquerque?
The distance between Needles and Albuquerque is approximately 454 miles, or 730 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 2 minutes,
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Needles to Albuquerque are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Needles at 12:00am and arrives in Albuquerque around 10 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Needles to Albuquerque?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Albuquerque with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Albuquerque to Needles.
A city rich in history and culture, Albuquerque offers an exciting mix of Hispanic and Native American cultural elements. The city’s main attraction is the Old Town quarter, which has been around for over 300 years. Featuring quaint cobblestone streets and brightly colored adobe huts, the quarter is a perfect blend of the two cultures, making it a rare sight in the U.S. The quarter also houses the San Felipe de Neri Church, the oldest building in the city. Nature lovers will find the ABQ BioPark a pleasant surprise. Featuring an aquarium, a beach, a zoo, and a botanical garden, the park offers enough fun for the whole day. If you wish to learn more about the local Native American heritage, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is the place to visit.
The Albuquerque food scene is among the most vibrant around. The state’s staple dishes are strong and spicy with a very distinctive New Mexican vibe. The best place to check out these dishes is at High Noon Restaurant and Saloon, a local favorite. Don’t forget to try out the city’s unique wine scene as well, and if you wish to sample different varieties, the Albuquerque Wine Festival is a great chance to do so.
The Alvarado Transportation Center is the busiest bus and train station in the city. Bus service by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines will take you from Albuquerque to various cities such as Phoenix, Dallas or even Chicago. For trains, the local Amtrak lines can take you to Denver, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City and beyond. The main airport of the city is the Albuquerque International Airport, 3 miles southeast of the central business district.
Where is the train station in Needles?
There is one train station in Needles.
Where is the train station in Albuquerque?
Albuquerque has one train station.
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