CSSS 2007 Santa Fe-Travel

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CSSS Santa Fe 2007

Nearest Airport: The major airport connection to Santa Fe is Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is located approximately 60 miles south of Santa Fe. Most major airlines, including Southwest Airlines, fly into Albuquerque. A limited number of flights arrive at the small (and predominantly general aviation) Santa Fe Airport.

TRAVEL TO SANTA FE: We expect that you will reserve and purchase your own air and ground travel and pay for them directly. If you have been awarded a travel scholarship, please bring your receipts with you and you will be reimbursed after your arrival in Santa Fe up to the amount indicated in your award letter. If you have not yet sent your arrival information to Stacey Lydon at, please do so immediately.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: Those of you traveling from overseas arriving late on Saturday night can stay in Albuquerque and travel to Santa Fe on Sunday. We will book rooms for you in a hotel by the airport and pay that cost. Please confirm via e-mail as soon as possible to that you request a hotel in Albuquerque for Saturday, June 2. We will not cover the cost of a hotel if you make your own arrangements or choose to stay in Santa Fe before the start of the school.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL SUNPORT: You may reach St. John's College from the Albuquerque International Sunport (approximately 90 minutes) with Sandia Shuttle ( or toll free 888-775-5696). The cost is $25.00 one way or $45.00 round trip. With the busy summer tourist season in Santa Fe, reservations are highly recommended. You may find the Sandia Shuttle desk in the baggage claim area at the airport. Do remember to indicate St John's College as your "Drop Off Location" when making the reservation. Ask the driver to take you to the parking circle for Peterson Student Center.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM SANTA FE AIRPORT: There is a shuttle from the Santa Fe airport called Road Runner that will take you to the College. For reservations call (505) 424-3367.

CAR RENTAL: Car rental is available at both airports. Note that if you have a travel scholarship car rental expenses cannot be reimbursed by SFI. You must be 21 to rent a car and it is possible to rent a car just for a weekend in Santa Fe. Refer to information on regarding SFI's corporate arrangement with Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

PERSONAL CARS: If you are driving your car to Santa Fe and would like riders, we suggest you contact fellow participants in your area. Free long-term parking is available at the College with a parking permit (assigned on arrival). If you let Stacey know in advance that you will be arriving with a personal or rental car she would be happy to secure the proper documents for you prior to check in.

TRAIN/BUS: You can also travel to nearby Lamy Station by Amtrak; however, arranging ground transportation from Lamy to Santa Fe and especially to St John's College in the foothills outside of the village is sometimes undependable. Greyhound also travels to Santa Fe; should you use Greyhound the only way to get from the bus station to the campus would be by taxi (Capital City Cab 505 438 0000).