Resting tranquilly along the Rio Grande, beside the rosy Sandia Mountains, the relaxed sprawl of Albuquerque is the most populated in New Mexico — though you’d never know. It’s a popular setting for TV shows and movie production, so these days, in addition to the numerous historic highlights, you’ll find hip coffee shops, craft breweries, and farm-to-table cafes tucked into shipping crates.
Even if you’re making your way to the ever-popular Santa Fe, pick up your Albuquerque airport car rental alternative and scoot around town for a great bite and a tour through the ABQ.
While the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is the best-known attraction in Albuquerque, there are other ways to appreciate the landscape and the history of the city if you just start your <a href="/ca/en/car-rental/united-states">Albuquerque car rental alternative</a>.
Take the 3-mile tramway up into the Sandia Mountains for an astonishing lookout point over the entire Rio Grande Valley. Keep that view in sight at a mountain-top restaurant or on a hike.
This collection of petroglyphs west of the Rio Grande are between 300 and 25,000 years old, and were preserved by lava flow so you can still interpret the life and times of ancient people.
Learn about the history and modern technologies of auto racing, and peruse this personal collection of antique cars and trophies from a prominent racing family. Don’t miss the electrifying racing simulator!
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Albuquerque is surrounded by the colorful natural beauty of New Mexico. Book your Albuquerque car rental alternative on Turo and begin with these striking favorites.
Climb to the top of a 400-foot mesa in your Albuquerque car rental alternative to tour the cliff dwellings, village, and cultural center that preserve the art and history of the indigenous Acoma people.
Make the hour drive in your Albuquerque car rental alternative to where red mesas tumble into green river beds. The area is littered with natural hot springs that you can hike to for a satisfying soak.
This mountainous, bohemian city is a haven for artists, collectors, and ski bums. It’s also a popular stop for sustainable-living fans on their way to visit Earthship Biotecture headquarters.
Kinzer was very accommodating and friendly, and made our trip super easy. The car is easy to drive and very clean. Great experience!
Great car and great service. Henry was flexible and easy to work with.
Car was exactly where it was supposed to be when it was supposed to be there. No mechanical issues with the car. Car condition was exactly as expected for the price range of the rental. Communication was good.
Matt is awesome! Dedicated to the wellbeing of his customers, he is super communicative and helpful. This was our first Turo experience and Matt made sure that it was a good one. We loved his Audi A4 so much that my girlfriend was sad letting it go at the end of our trip. Great car, great host and great service!!
Very clean car, great communication with Michael, prompt pickup and drop off. Highly recommended!
Great experience with Matt. He answered all my questions and made this first experience with Turo an easy one.
Great stick shift car , bigger then I thought. Nice and clean. Great gas mileage!
Cannot recommend this car and Colleen enough! Easy pick up and drop off and very flexible. The car is great on mileage and Bluetooth to listen to tunes :) will definitely rent again when I’m in ABQ!
Alex was very understanding!!! Any request change I needed he allowed it to work with my routine. Easy drop off & clean car, great on miles. Thanks Alex 😅
Found out about Turo when there were almost no cars available in Albuquerque due to a large convention. This couldn’t have been better. Frankie was delightful and gave us great restaurant recommendations. I’ll miss driving his BMW!
Oh my, dan was a WONDERFUL host. I had major challenges with my flights and he worked with me to adjust as necessary and even worked with Turo to make the changes possible. The car is a swift and fun fun ride. Highly recommend this car and Dan's great hosting. Cant wait to try this again!
Matt was excellent to communicate with. When we had questions he was immediate available. When we thought the AC wasn’t working (it totally was btw) he met up with us to check it out. Pick up and return was easy too.
It's always a pleasure doing business the Aaron -- smooth, hassle-free transaction from pick-up through drop-off. Look forward to borrowing again next time.
Thank you! What an awesome car. Perfect for some Sandia hiking :)
Tereza is as wonderful as her car. Friendly accommodating helpful. One does need to know how to drive a manual transmission I’d be delighted to rent from her again.
The car was clean, drove wonderfully and did everything it needed to. Gabriel was very communicative and pleasant. I'd certainly rent this car again from him!
Fujie was wonderful.This was my first time using Turo and I had a hard time doing everything correctly.Withou going into a lot of detail,Fujie was very patient with me.I was also under considerable stress which added to my lack of focus.I enjoyed the car andFujie bent over backwards to assist me.I can't thank Fujie enough.
Went up to santa fe to see friends. Car was perfect for highway and in town. Matt is very quick with communications and the pick up and drop off super easy
Great communication, great car for in town and commuting. My second time renting with Colleen - highly recommend!
Matt was very responsive throughout the trip, even before the trip when we coordinated a car seat for our toddler. He was willing to pick up and install the seat prior to our arrival, which he ultimately did. He bought a beautiful new car seat for our trip. He was flexible with our pickup date as we had weather issues that delayed our flight. Highly recommend renting from him for your trip. Very understanding, compassionate, and flexible. A++++
Gabriel is a great communicator and the vehicle is excellent, very clean and economical.
I had a job interview and Anastacio called me the next day to see if I got the job! That was so nice! At the airport garage he met me about 10 mins after I got there. He told me if I got the job to let him know and he'd help me if I needed the car again.
Matt’s the man! Super helpful, quick responder and all around great human being. The car was solid, had no problems with it, even handled the snow of Santa Fe well. Thanks Matt!
Sara was great! Super helpful and friendly and the car was in great shape and clean. Very convenient airport pick up and drop off!
Excellent experience! Vincent was very responsive and considerate. Car was clean and fun to drive. Pick up and drop off was smooth. Highly recommend!
Josh is an excellent host. The Honda Accord is perfect for getting around the city for a few hours.
Thank you for the rental. Good communication and a pleasure working with Josh.
Great communication and easy pick up and drop off, car worked flawlessly. Overall a great experience.
Smooth ride, excellent gas mileage, and friendly and accommodating owner.
Dan was a pleasure to rent from. The entire transaction was smooth and easy, the car was immaculate and beautiful, highly recommended!!!
Car is wonderful and drives very nicely recommend this for your trips!!
Dan was great to work with & accommodated me with a last minute flight change. The car was very cool - low to the ground & short on room for luggage - but perfect for sunny days in New Mexico.
Smooth experience and comfortable car. Aaron is thoughtful and communicative. A+
Great experience with Colleen’s VW Jetta! Pick up was easy, the car was very clean and run smoothly. Colleen was excellent in communicating to arrange pick up and drop off. Great option for exploring Albuquerque and the area!
Super easy pick up and drop off. Car was clean and tidy. Good communication. Makes me never want to do the typical rental car ever again.
Josh was extremely flexible with pick up/drop off. The car was nice & clean. Perfect to get around ABQ!
Car worked great. Easy communication. Very flexible. Would recommend.
Absolute ALL-STAR host, absolutely incredible car...the entire experience was fantastic!
William is great! The car runs perfectlyand the AC is fantastic! Thank you!
Marc was responsive, kind and helpful! The car is easy to drive, comfortable and has good gas mileage. I would definitely rent again if he will have me!
This was my very first turo experience. Matt was SO great to work with and responsive. The car was easy to pick up from the airport and drives great! The only thing to be mindful of is that it is an older model so it does not have a USB port. Not a big deal if you plan ahead.
Awesome trip! Very nice car and New Mexico was great! I'll definitely be back soon.
Super flexible, good advice and tips, made my traveling experience that much more enjoyable
Tereza was super flexible and really easy to work with. The car was super fun to drive.
Nice clean car that got great MPG! Would recommend Omoro.
Great car - very easy to communicate with - David was a great host and very nice and flexible!
A smooth business transaction. Would rent from William again.
I am not one to write reviews but can confidentially say Josh was beyond attentive. He made our Turo experience seamless and hassle free. I would rent with him again without hesitation and would tell anyone the same.
Very clean car inside and out. Smooth ride No issues would rent from again. Also was flexible on pickup and drop off location. Thank you.
Chrys was amazing! He saved our day and I was able to take my family out and see the balloons! Thanks again Chrys!
Omoro, was easy to work with a highly communicative. The vehicle was as described and pickup/dropoff were very convenient.
Matt was extremely communicative and helpful throughout my first Turo rental. His car was clean and easy to drive and was a bargain given the high car rental prices in town due to the International Balloon Fiesta. I will definitely book through Matt’s available Turo rentals on my next trip to ABQ.
Andres was very accommodating and flexible. He communicated well and ensured that the pickup/drop-off was an easy transition. Super great host! Thanks for the kind hospitality!
Great car. Good gas mileage. Convenient location for pickup/return. Ben was easy to work with and made the process smooth and easy.
Dan's car was a blast to drive up to Sandia Crest and Tent Rocks! Dan's communication was great. Thanks again, Dan!
Great experience. Matt is a total pro and made the entire process very simple.
Josh was great. Cool car, easier than renting a car. Would rent again.
We were just in Albuquerque for a weekend but Turo made the trip so incredibly easy. Aaron was nice, on time, communicated well with us and his car was sparkling clean. Would 100% recommend
Couldn't go more smoothly. Car is very nice, seat warmers, great mileage sure to hybrid. Comfortable for 5 ppl. Would rent again!!
Very punctual, very nice car, will use again when in Alberquerque.
Great service. Henry was very accommodating. Highly recommended
Everything with the car was great until the very end and then when I got to my final destination there was no Wi-Fi and I couldn’t get on to logon to my site or to pick up a driver to take me back to the airport so I had to go down to one of her neighbors to get Wi-Fi for my phone which they kindly gave me other than that my entire trip 626 miles was wonderful out here in Albuquerque New Mexico is amazing great place to visit the car was awesome it only cost me $28 in gas the whole week for 626 miles I would highly recommend using Fujis car And so much cheaper than your standard car rental company oh my God I saved $400 right off the top
We could not have found a better car to drive on the roads of New Mexico! We enjoyed every single miles, especially those out of the city.
Matt was an exceptional All-Star Host! This was my 1st time “newb” experience. His communication from the start to end was seamless. He was very kind, easy to communicate with, great directions for even us “Turo Rookies.” Awesome business trip and a great vehicle. Wouldn’t hesitate at all with booking with Matt again. Thanks Matt!!
Aaron was great and made pickup and drop off very easy. We met him at baggage claim which was super easy compared to the normal rental car experience. And we met him at departures to drop the car off which was also much easier than the usual rental car experience. The car was very clean and we enjoyed our first experience with Turo.
Roxanne was very easy to work with! This was our first time using Turo and it was pretty hassle free. She responded quickly, dropped the vehicle off to us and it was exactly as advertised. The convertible was perfect for great New Mexico weather!
The Saab is such a great ride! And Matt has a great system to get you driving.
This was my first experience using Turo and Ladarious could not have made it any easier. Really nice guy, easy to communicate with, I could not be more pleased with my rental and look forward to doing this again. 5 stars all around for Ladarious.
Matt was a great communicator and responded in minutes. Highly recommend this car!
Daniel was great, car was clean and as described. I will be booking this car again for sure.
Great host - Clear and prompt communication. The Acura was extremely clean inside and out. Interior smelt amazing! Fun and comfortable car to drive. Will rent again soon!
Very smooth drive especially on the highway and great on gas
Dan was very accommodating and friendly. The ride was a lot of fun and made my trip a happier one. Thanks Dan!
Super easy to communicate with. Car was clean. Would highly recommend.
Great experience with Matt’s car. Easy to pick up and return and he was super responsive. Car drove great
I had a great time driving Matthew's cool car, and he was very easy to work with.
Julian made my quick trip to Albuquerque so convenient! He left the car in an easy place to find, the car was clean and in perfect condition. I would definitely recommend and use Turo with Julian again if I came back!
Marc makes it easy to rent his nice Prius. I enjoyed driving the car - great gas mileage. Marc picked me up from the airport with the car and then gave me a ride back. Communication was good. Added benefit - Marc is a really nice guy!
Daniel was awesome and super great through the whole process!! Car was the perfect ride.
Excellent Turo member! Look forward to returning and renting from Josh again!!!
Amazing car and amazing host! I will definitely be contacting Henry for another vehicle for my next fun trip.
Definitely great to work with! Henry was professional and punctual. If you’re looking to use a car for any occasion I recommend going with these guys and you’ll be satisfied!
Do you know the way to Sante Fe? Take your Albuquerque car rental alternative along Highway 14 for the curvy, scenic route that sweeps through majestic valleys and sleepy towns.
For exciting, remote forest driving, turn the wheel on your Albuquerque car rental alternative toward Pinos Altos to slither along Highway 15 into the Gila Forest.
Trailing through the desert and forest of northern New Mexico, you can let your Albuquerque car rental alternative loose on this 83-mile loop, which takes you by Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch.