Getting Around, El Paso Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(El Paso, Texas - TX, USA)

El Paso, despite being somewhat out of the way, boasts a good international airport with a range of ground transport, including buses and taxi travel. The city of El Paso is also on Amtrak's east-west route, with several coastal trains a week, traveling in either direction.

Connected to the rest of Texas by a frequent network of Greyhound and Trailways buses, car hire is also popular in El Paso and well catered for by all the major rental companies.

El Paso International Airport (ELP) / Arriving by Air

The modern El Paso International Airport is a surprisingly busy terminus, with nine airlines providing over 130 daily flights to and from major US and Mexican cities. El Paso Airport boasts the latest travel facilities and amenities, including several restaurants, gift shops and a well-equipped business center. Located just 5 miles / 8 km east of the city center, the airport features fast and frequent shuttle transport to central El Paso, and there are also plenty of taxis available, as well as car rental booths.

El Paso International Airport (ELP) Guide

Car Rental

All major car rental travel agencies are present in El Paso, with most having booths at El Paso International Airport. You can choose from Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Avis, National and others, allowing you to shop around for the best deals. With so much to see and do in the areas surrounding the city, having the freedom of your own transportation will make your visit to El Paso more enjoyable.

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Buses and Coaches

Both Greyhound and Trailways operate coach services to El Paso from Texas and other interstate towns and cities. While you are in El Paso, you can get around via the Sun Metro local bus service, which runs a number of regular routes throughout the city.


El Paso is on Amtrak's East-West line, with services to the east operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Trains which travel to the west can be caught on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.


El Paso has an extensive taxi service, with cabs available around the city at designated taxi stands. All interstate transportation hubs, such as El Paso International Airport, El Paso Station and El Paso Bus Terminal, have numerous taxis on standby for arrivals. There are also two limousine rental transport agencies for those who wish to travel around the city in style.