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Getting from Raton to Taos by bus?

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Getting from Raton to Taos by bus?

I will be arriving to Raton's greyhound station and need to get to TAOS. I don't have a car. What is the simplest way of getting from Raton to Taos? Even if it involves a detour?

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1. Re: Getting from Raton to Taos by bus?

It will involve quite a detour. You can take Greyhound all the way to Albuquerque, then take the Railrunner Train to Santa Fe and then a bus to Espanola and then another bus to Taos. If you arrive in Santa Fe on a weekend there is an Express shuttle from SF to Taos.

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2. Re: Getting from Raton to Taos by bus?

As CasaAzul said, "you can't get there from Raton" unless you do it the way she said. This would probably take two days, and considerable waiting on trains and busses.

You might check with the Visitors Center in Raton and see if they have talked to anyone that might be going to Taos, and would be willing to take you. Or, the least safe way would be by thumb. And, even that might not be to good, as you would probably only go part way, then have to try hitching another ride.

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3. Re: Getting from Raton to Taos by bus?

Wow..this is quite the challenge.....

None of these options are easy and they will take alot of time. Here is another crazy option

1. Take Amtrak from Raton to Lamy (18 miles out of Santa Fe)

2. Book the Shuttle from Lamy to Santa Fe (thru Amtrak) I think it's about $20.00

3. then take the Blue Bus to Espanola , then connection bus to Taos

http://www.ncrtd.org/

Good Luck......I think Sandiaman has a good suggestion to call someone in Raton and ask this question.

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4. Re: Getting from Raton to Taos by bus?

Greyhound does not stop at Santa Fe... Get off in Las Vegas ...The RTD bus leaves for Santa Fe at 5;36 AM & 6;36 AM( $2)The second Vegas bus, connects at Capitol station in Santa Fe, with the bus to Espanola. That bus,SHOULD connect with the Taos bus (free), Failing getting lucky in Raton , it's your only option...carracar

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5. Re: Getting from Raton to Taos by bus?

Don't get off whatever transportation is taking you to Raton, presumably Amtrak. Ride it on to Santa Fe or Albuquerque and call Twin Hearts Shuttle or use one of the suggestions given above.

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6. Re: Getting from Raton to Taos by bus?

As Greyhound no longer stops in Santa Fe...Yes, using AMTRAK will get you to Lamy station & a shuttle to town..Depending on arrival time...work out the free regional bus service or reach down & pay for further commercial shuttle service to Taos...carracar

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