Travel and Local Transportation

How to get to Las Cruces, New Mexico

El Paso International Airport (ELP) is the closest airport to Las Cruces, New Mexico. The drive from the El Paso airport to Las Cruces is about an hour. There are two options for ground transportation, to take a rental car or reserve a shuttle service. If renting a car, it is suggested that you book a reservation through a travel website prior to your arrival with one of the available rental car companies (Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, etc.). For shuttle service, we recommend that you use Las Cruces Shuttle, 1-800-288-1784 or 1-575-525-1784. There is a RECE conference rate available if reserved 1-30 days in advance, $45 one way and $75 roundtrip. Additional information to reserve the shuttle is available at

*Note: without a reservation you will have a longer wait time for departure, and you will be charged the full fare amount.


Local Transportation: We recommend you use Lyft or Uber services.

Public transportation (USD, cash only), available 6:30am- until 7 pm (M-F); 9:30am-6pm (Sat); No service Sunday. See page 6 & 7 in the guide, Route 2 (Yellow)

Route 2 (Yellow), Hilton Garden Inn Hotel from stop #42 (Telshor at Memorial Medical Center) to stop #43 (Locust and University)

Route 2 (Yellow), Closest stop to Hotels Ramada, Holiday Inn, and Courtyard-Marriott from stop # 10 (University and Espina) to stop #12 (Locust and University).


Parking at the NMSU Corbett Center Student Union:

Payne Street Parking is a free parking lot that is within 10 minutes walking distance from Corbett Center (location on Google map).