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Oklahoma City - Albuquerque Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque. Traveling by train from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque usually takes 31 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 18 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance513 mi (826 km)
Fastest train18h 4m
Lowest price$136.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Which train should you take from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Oklahoma City to Albuquerque. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 7h 7m$235.65
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $136.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Oklahoma City and Albuquerque is approximately 513 miles, or 826 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 31 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 4 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.

Trains from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque are the most crowded on Sunday. 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.

The earliest train departs Oklahoma City at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Oklahoma City twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City.

City Information

Oklahoma City

Often overlooked by travelers, Oklahoma City features a treasure trove of fun and quirky little secrets that will keep you enchanted. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Museum of Osteology, which is one of the only two osteology museums in North America. Featuring more than 300 complete skeletons, as well as 400 different skulls, the museum is a unique experience that will leave you pleasantly satisfied. For those interested in the city’s history and its Western heritage, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum offers deep insights into the period.

After a day of exploring the city’s many museums, unwind at Bricktown, which offers some of the best entertainment establishments and eateries in town. Oklahoma City boasts a large population of Vietnamese Americans, and one of the best spots to try out amazing pho noodles is at Pho Ca Dao, a local favorite. In case you want to enjoy the most authentically Oklahoman dishes, try Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the city.

Travelers can catch a bus from several different places in the city depending on the carrier you are traveling with. For train travelers, the Oklahoma City Amtrak station is located right in the heart of downtown making it easily accessible. The city is served by two airports: the Will Rogers World Airport, which is located 6 miles southwest of Downtown, and the Wiley Post Airport, seven miles northwest of the central business district.

Albuquerque

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Oklahoma City?

100 S EK Gaylord Blvd  - OKCAMT-0

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Main departure station: 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

The Oklahoma City Amtrak Station, also known as the historic Santa Fe Depot, is a stunning Art Deco building designed and built in 1934. Oklahoma City is the origin point for Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer train to Fort Worth, where travelers can connect to other Amtrak trains in the nation’s largest passenger rail network. The station has a few vending machines, restrooms, and a seating area where you may spot a few heads craned back to admire the intricate geometric mosaics on the ceiling. Located in the Bricktown neighborhood of downtown OKC, the station is within walking distance to Paycom Center (home of the NBA’s Oklahoma Thunder) and Bricktown Ballpark (home of the MLB’s OKC Dodgers).

All train stations in Oklahoma City:

  • 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

Where is the train station in Albuquerque?

Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW  - ABQAMT-0

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Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW  - ABQAMT-1

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Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW  - ABQAMT-2

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Main arrival station: Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW

Located in a busy area in Downtown Albuquerque, Alvarado Transportation Center is a multi-modal transportation center that serves intercity buses and trains. The station is currently situated on the site of the fabled Alvarado Hotel, once a luxury railroad hotel for early 20th century travelers. Maintaining the Mission Revival style of the now-demolished hotel, the Alvarado Transportation Center features arched entryways and a large clocktower that welcomes current passengers. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line stops in Albuquerque along its Los Angeles to Chicago route, and Jefferson Lines and Greyhound operate bus service through the station as well. From the station’s downtown location, you can connect with local public transit to access the rest of the city.

All train stations in Albuquerque:

  • Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW

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