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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Albuquerque to Raton. Traveling by train from Albuquerque to Raton usually takes around 4 hours and 50 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance174 mi (281 km)
Fastest train4h 50m
Lowest price€32.17
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Southwest Chief
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Albuquerque to Raton?

In the last month, €36.30 was the average price of a train ticket from Albuquerque, NM to Raton, NM. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €4.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Albuquerque to Raton by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €35 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Albuquerque to Raton in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €45 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Albuquerque to Raton?

Amtrak Southwest Chief is the one and only train line which connects Albuquerque, New Mexico to Raton, 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.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Southwest Chief14h 50m€44.43

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Albuquerque to Raton 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 Albuquerque to Raton?

The distance between Albuquerque and Raton is approximately 174 miles, or 281 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 50 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 Albuquerque to Raton are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Wednesday 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 Albuquerque at 11:00 and arrives in Raton around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Albuquerque to Raton?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Raton 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 Raton to Albuquerque. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Albuquerque to Raton for €26.40.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Albuquerque?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Albuquerque.

Where is the train station in Raton?

Arrival stations

Raton has one train station.

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