Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

Sunport, Albuquerque
  • Gerald B.
    "This is a great airport that has a cool, uniquely New Mexico feel."(8 Tips)
    Jeanette F.
    "Breakfast Roll up at the Black Mesa coffee company is REALLY good."(8 Tips)
    "Very small airport but great trinkets in the gift store."(10 Tips)
    Valerie E.
    "The green chilli chicken stew at Buena Comida is awesome!"(15 Tips)
309 Tips and reviews
  • new mexico
  • green chili
  • scenic views
  • free Wifi
  • coffee
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  • Jill
    JillMay 26, 2013
    At the center of the concourse between concourse A and B go upstairs (elevator or stairs) to discover a gem. A huge room with couches, tables, chairs, multiple wall outlets and the best view.
  • Jon P.
    Jon PurdyDecember 19, 2012
    There is a nice little lounge upstairs with comfy chairs, a nice view if the airfield and, most importantly, power plugs. The plugs are located in the lower level of the lounge by the windows.
  • Clara P.
    Clara PratteOctober 12, 2013
    My fave airport bc: fastest and nicest TSA ever, free wifi, good coffee, food court has green chile stew, and it's not too huge.
  • DenMom & MoMo W.
    DenMom & MoMo WMarch 28, 2013
    We actually like Windows 98 American Southwest theme here, very thorough. More than that - the quantity of outlets is amazing! Power Up!
  • Trisha T.
    Trisha TeranMarch 31, 2014
    I travel a great deal and out of the airports I frequent ABQ has the most efficient TSA lines. This airport also offers free WiFi which is great on those longer layovers.
  • Katie A.
    Katie AdamsJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mark F. says Santa Fe is the only thing to do in the area. Taos, Sandia Peak, and Sandia Crest are pretty amazing, however. If you ski/snowboard, it's oftentimes better than California!
  • Fritz C.
    Fritz ChaleffFebruary 10, 2011
    Great find: need to use a credit card for a cab from the airport to a hotel? Call Bill the Cabbie at 505-328-5566. $20 minimum which covers the fare and tip to most hotels. And, his cab is clean.
  • 😼Ellen S.
    😼Ellen S.February 13, 2013
    Bring your meal up to the 2nd floor observation deck to get away from the noise and enjoy the view while u relax.
  • Ovie
    OvieMarch 21, 2013
    Very small airport but great trinkets in the gift store. I love various cultures and ethnicities so thought it was pretty interesting to see such cool Native American figurines.
  • James the Wine Guy
    James the Wine GuyMay 10, 2011
    Such a well organised airport. I agree the most efficient security check in the US. When you land here you know you are not just anywhere. Pueblo revival style. Love the art work.
  • Lee K.
    Lee KordelMay 19, 2013
    Fun little airport...remember the rental car area is not connected to the airport. If you have time, eat at Los Cuates, great food! Fast security lines.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WatsonDecember 9, 2011
    Best TSA in the nation.
  • Edith C.
    Edith C.March 11, 2016
    Bathrooms by Gate A1 is super clean and fresh smelling. For early flight departures it was surprising to see so many food venues open. This was very helpful.
  • Brett K.
    Brett K.January 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Quite possibly the easiest "get in, get done" major airport in the USA. Very "New Mexico" feel, extremely close parking, fast TSA lines, friendly staff, and only 15 minutes from downtown!
  • Victor M.
    Victor Miyakawa SolísSeptember 6, 2014
    Nice airport. Great decor. Standard places to eat. What is so different about this airport is the incredible courteous and cheerful TSA officers, not common at all. Good example for other airports.
  • M
    MMay 30, 2010
    Shortest and most efficient TSA lines in human history, free wi-fi throughout the airport, and lots of post-security food/drink/shop options... The airport may be old, but its very accommodating!
  • Alison G.
    Alison GriffinApril 19, 2013
    Friendly and efficient service all around. Try the green chicken chile soup at terminal A-B... it lives up to its famous reputation!
  • Brent R.
    Brent RembyDecember 16, 2010
    If you're going to Santa Fe, then make a reservation for a massage and private bath at Ten Thousand Waves Spa. Very affordable and if you're lucky you cam hot tub while it's snowing.
  • carmen j.
    carmen jonesMay 4, 2013
    Easy in & out little airport one terminal for all airlines. Quick shuttle to car rentals. Fill up before u return or they will charge $93.00 for 1/2 tank of gas . Nearest gas station is on Gibson.
  • William D.
    William DiehlJune 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Remember. if the plane explodes in a giant fireball and everybody dies. (Except for you) You know why? It's "Cause You had you had your tray table up, and your seat back in the full upright position"
  • Leah B.
    Leah BrandtnerMay 10, 2016
    TSA lines are quick and efficient, and the coffee and green chile are delish. The decor shows the southwest roots clearly.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Kirk K.
    Kirk KirkpatrickNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The people who think this is the nicest mid sized airport in US have never been to West Palm Beach. Shorter lines, cleaner, and a putting green in terminal.
  • Brant
    BrantDecember 30, 2012
    Check out the Observation Deck between A gate & B gate wings. Big windows comfortable seats & great view of the airfield.
  • Shelbi B.
    Shelbi BakerJanuary 16
    Very small airport but they have a good food options. Go to the upstairs lounge in between concourses A and B you'll be able to find large relaxing lounge chairs and a lot more plugs.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    I was lucky enough to land a ‘Memphis Belle’ at this airport. Not the plane.
    Upvoted Feb 24
  • Andre J.
    Andre JacksonJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the fastest airports in the USA. Love that you can arrive 30 minutes before a flight and still make it.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McFarlaneMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Today's public service announcement: if you in boarding group 4 you don't need to be in line or in close proximity to the line while they are boarding group 2. Thank you.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SimsJune 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's called "Sunport" for a reason: happiness greets you as you enjoy short lines, lots of charm, and lots of character.
  • Corey P.
    Corey PettitJune 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Before your next flight, grab a cup of green chili chicken stew and a green chili roll from Black Mesa Coffee, next to A9!
  • Samsonite
    SamsoniteMay 3, 2011
    Any of the chaplains at the Albuquerque International Sunport are ready to help people with any spiritual needs, including contacting local spiritual leaders or joining them in the Meditation Room.
  • Andre J.
    Andre JacksonSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Very quick airport to get around @! Great look too ;)
  • Emily T.
    Emily Titon3 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a neat airport with decor that immediately sets it apart from every other airport. And it is lovely!
  • Courtney L.
    Hit up Black Mesa Coffee next to A8. The Caramel Latte is delicious and all the staff are super friendly!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GilliamAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    1st and/or last place to get your green chile fix in. Great breakfast burritos if you are there in the morning.
    MetroSeeker.comAugust 24, 2012
    If you look past the outdated furniture and decor you can appreciate the Sunport for it's awesome food, small size, and ease of dealing with the TSA! :)
  • Jim M.
    Jim MacFarlaneNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Love this airport! Free wifi, decent food, short lines, easy to get around, beautiful New Mexico aesthetic.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WithunAugust 24, 2014
    Nice little airport. Easy in an easy out. If you need a cab, make sure you check out the shuttle van first. Ask at the information booth.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LawrenceJune 10, 2012
    Quiet place to wait for a flight. The elevator is a little slow, but worth the wait if you have a lot of luggage.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HFebruary 25, 2015
    Free wifi! And the visitor viewing deck is an awesome way to while away the hours!
  • Sayan G.
    Sayan GhoshDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to get a cab which takes credit card, call Bob - 505-440-8765. Not all of them accept credit cards, and Bob was very helpful!
  • Charissa
    CharissaSeptember 21, 2012
    Priority Access is a sham here! I could've been 20 people ahead if I was in the regular line! If the PA line is the same length as the others you'll reap no benefits
  • Lee L.
    Lee LimingApril 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Free, decent wifi--just turn on your device. Black Mesa Coffee at the end of concourse A is quite good.
  • J.b. S.
    J.b. SanchezFebruary 12, 2010
    Should time permit park in the Aircraft Viewing Area just east of the airport and watch the planes come n go. Shameless fun, plus, if you have children, they may get a kick out of it.
  • Erin S.
    Erin SnyderFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you travel with a child the TSA is so nice and will let you go through the employee line and help you maneuver you to the gate!
  • JD
    JDMay 23, 2013
    Go upstairs, lots of seating, great view, power outlets but shhhh don't tell anyone 😉
  • Yondering M.
    Yondering MonkeysJanuary 8, 2016
    One of my favourite small airports, a few bars to choose from while you wait.
  • Tina J.
    Tina JohnsonSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Another trip to Dallas. Should be three days of good meetings, but so hard to say goodbye to munchkin at 5:30 am..... Love that little sleepy head 😃
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeMoineJanuary 16, 2012
    Check out for great things to do in town. You can even download their app!
  • Craig B.
    Craig BallDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    So easy to go in and out of Sunport. Cheap gas within a few blocks of the airport, and the folks at Enterprise RAC are the nicest. Running late? They will drive you to the terminal?
  • Heidi W.
    Heidi WebbSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't pass thru without grabbing a green chili breakfast burrito from Tia Juanitas!
  • Megan
    MeganMarch 28, 2012
    Lots of food options, spacious gate areas. To me, it looks like an airport I'd like to travel through more often!
  • Papi S.
    Papi SorrelisSeptember 28, 2011
    Parking for only 4.00 a day as you enter airport. And that green chili burrito is a must!
  • Lynne H.
    Lynne HoppeJune 10, 2013
    Lots of work space and plug in space - throughout the entire gate area. Working here is a breeze.
  • Bill S.
    Bill StaneyApril 1, 2014
    Easy in & out. Free Wi-Fi and charging.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ClarkAugust 28, 2012
    Despite its name, you can neither travel to the sun nor travel on the sun from here. A little misleading, IMO.
  • Troy B.
    Troy BellAugust 30, 2011
    Great airport, beautiful entry drive. One suggestion: a gas station convenient for rental car returns.
  • Tara B.
    Tara BarnesOctober 21, 2011
    The free wireless is a very nice touch. Staff and agents were helpful and happy!
  • Adric
    AdricSeptember 26, 2012
    need a quiet place to gather your thoughts before your next round of "gate rape", try the meditation room.
  • Terry T.
    Terry TellerMay 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You must high-5 the Lincoln Fox statue if you're here! :-)
  • Gerald B.
    Gerald ByrnesMarch 30, 2010
    This is a great airport that has a cool, uniquely New Mexico feel. Free wifi and comfy seats plus good eats make it a good stop.
  • Dicey E.
    Dicey EfantisAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great, cozy little airport. Try a nosh at Rio Grande Brew Pub & Grill.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferNovember 6, 2011
    Black Mesa Coffee Company serves good hot breakfast, but it'll cost you a pretty penny! Located Adjacent to gate A9
  • Christina G.
    Christina GopalDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Word on the street is Pilots and crew request flights to ABQ for the Green Chile Chicken Soup at the airport food court. It's AWESOME!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LittlefieldJanuary 8, 2014
    Lay overs here suuuuuck. There's free wifi, but you can't spend the night in the terminal and there's a big outlet shortage. Dumb.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MehnertOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast burrito with green chile at the Hacienda is pretty much the reason for showing up a little early for your morning flight
  • Ruby R.
    Ruby RuberoMay 7, 2013
    If you like rnb music, check out New Mexico's very own at -Ruby
  • Paul W.
    Paul WilliamsSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best airport restrooms in the West, but no bar service until Noon on a Sunday.
  • Dan
    DanJuly 10, 2011
    Get the green chile chicken stew at Comida Bueno. Spicy and delicious!
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaSeptember 25, 2012
    One of the easiest airports to get around in the US. The Sunport is small and convenient.
  • TJ C.
    TJ CookFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Between the concourses is a grande vista to watch departures with mountains as a backdrop. Just go up the stairs.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SantistevanApril 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome airport. I think most people are mistaking the New Mexican decor for 80s style.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DandoApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great airport! Free Wifi, decent food and nice TSA.
  • Everyday
    EverydayAugust 30, 2014
    Small airport...very small airport. Security lines are generally very short and straightforward. Get here at least 1 hr before departure.
  • Katy T.
    Katy TafoyaJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab yourself a shot of wheatgrass before or after your flight.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TurkSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Seats haven't changed since at least the 70s. Though they did add tables with power outlets for those that need a charge.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.January 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    There is no Starbucks and very few feasible food options. Eat before or after you pass through.
  • Julie W.
    Julie WilmesAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this airport, very rarely crowded and very accommodating. :)
  • Sister H.
    Sister HoodJuly 19, 2011
    Best airport furniture ever. And don't forget to grab a cinnamon roll!
  • John T.
    John ThomsonNovember 3, 2011
    Comfy and easy to get around airport. Decent food choices. I liked Tia Juanita's
  • Lacy d.
    Lacy de la GarzaJune 13, 2012
    Free wi-fi and desks scattered throughout! A workaholics dream!
  • pamela g.
    pamela gormanOctober 23, 2011
    Green chili chicken soup at Comida Bueno (A/B gates area food court). Muy Bueno!!!
  • Lilit
    LilitDecember 10, 2013
    You should not be allowed to have flights that leave at midnight if all the restaurants and shops close at 8.
  • Waylon C.
    Waylon ChavezMay 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If your early for your flight stop and grab some great food in the brand new food court.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HurstNovember 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Head up the stairs by the food court for great views and a relaxing area.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon McCorisonMarch 1, 2011
    Plenty of seating with outlets, even work stations. Wifi is free but you'll need to reconnect every hour.
  • Mike S.
    Mike ScherzerMarch 19, 2013
    They have a premier line (not clearly marked at the far right) but no TSA Pre-Check.
  • Layla J.
    Layla JaburAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't sit on the chairs. Not only are they old but they stink too. The whole airport smells like urine. But the best airport to get in and out of.
  • Mayuresh G.
    Mayuresh GaikwadMarch 20, 2014
    If you have a long layover, chill at the observatory deck.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KarpiloMarch 17, 2014
    ABQ Police Office at the security checkpoint for gates B makes me feel safe when he's spending his shift with his face down eating Chinese Food. I would like this Tip if you think it's a fail
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauMay 24, 2016
    Small, easily navigated airport with plenty of services.
  • Don O.
    Don ONovember 9, 2010
    for peace and quiet go up to the mezzanine level above the food concessions
  • BBQSteve
    BBQSteveSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's nice to see a lot of (would be) world travelers here today. It's a BEAUTIFUL day. Welcome to Albuquerque!!
  • 💋💜🍓 Faceta 💜 Y.
    Don't ever let them leave without telling how you feel cuz you never know what might happen.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HaozousMarch 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The breakfast burritos at La Hacienda Express are awesome. But get here one minute after 10:30 and you're out of luck.
  • James J.
    James JonesMay 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to have some green or red chile while here!!!
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BowenDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Stop into Hudson news for your tasty beverage of choice and the latest magazine's for you flight across the universe.
  • Gil D.
    Gil DensmoreAugust 16, 2013
    Use roadrunner shuttles sandia #fails only takes you to the hiat citcab is 6 stinkin dollars just to get in the stinkin cab
  • Tommy H.
    Tommy HainesJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Cool model airplane display near the ticket counters before you go up the escalator.
  • Shane E.
    Shane EspinozaJune 1, 2013
    Los Curates is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family during a layover.
  • Elyse
    ElyseMay 3, 2013
    The world keeps in changing, but ABQ stays the same. I love it!
  • A# Je$uin()
    A# Je$uin()February 6, 2015
    Pequeno mas organizado! Aproveitem para comprar suas lembranças do Breaking Bad, disponíveis em muitas lojas... Há para os fãs, Los pollos hermanos está perto do aeroporto, programem se.
  • Aprendi
    AprendiFebruary 20, 2012
    Vale, una de nuestras viajeras, dice que lo mejor de aquí es que hay Wi-Fi gratis en todo el aeropuerto. ¿Estás de acuerdo con Vale? Cuéntanos en Aprendí. Read more
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