Avoid congested traffic and parking conditions around Balloon Fiesta Park. We have several Park and Ride remote locations for your convenience.  Save time and money,  Ride with us!

 

**Admission to Balloon Fiesta Park is included with your Park and Ride Ticket**

**All tickets are non-refundable**

*NOTE: Electric Scooters are NOT able to be taken on buses*

 

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What is Included in Your Park and Ride Ticket?

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Balloon Fiesta Park
  • Expedited route to bypass heavy traffic
  • Admission to the Balloon Fiesta event is included with your Park and Ride Ticket
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Where Can You Catch Park and Ride?
  • Cottonwood Mall (10000 Coors Bypass NW) 
    Park in the northeast parking lot near Seven Bar Loop and Coors Bypass NW
  • Coronado Center (6600 Menaul Blvd NE) 
    Park at the southwest corner near San Pedro Dr. and Uptown Blvd
  • Hoffmantown Church (8888 Harper Road NE) 
    Park in the northeast parking lot only.
  • Intel (ONLY on WEEKENDS) (1600 Rio Rancho Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124)                                    Park in the southeast lot only.

In case of a weathered-out session, retain your ticket as a raincheck for admission. You may present your used/scanned ticket for admission at any other session in the current year at the Balloon Fiesta Park admission gates.  In order to use Park & Ride for another session, you will need to go online to purchase a Bus Only ticket to board the bus.

If you experience difficulty completing your ticket purchase:
Email us at tickets@balloonfiesta.com

ALL PARK & RIDE TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE. THERE WILL BE NO SAME DAY SALES AT REMOTE LOTS.  

Purchase prices:            
        • Adults: (13-61) $25
        • Seniors: (62+) $23  
        • Children: (6-12) $10 
        • Children: (5 and under) FREE 

Purchases made after midnight for morning sessions on the day of, or afternoon for evening sessions on the day of: 
        • Adults: (13-61) $28
        • Seniors: (62+) $26          
        • Children: (6-12) $13
        • Children: (5 and under) FREE

NOTE: Print-at-home tickets will be e-mailed upon completion of your order. Print your tickets and bring them with you. Check your spam mailbox so you don’t miss this important email


PARK & RIDE BUS SERVICE TIMES

Morning Sessions:
Buses run FROM Remote Lots TO Balloon Fiesta Park at 4:00 AM and 5:30 AM   
           Inbound service ends at 7:00 AM
           Please note: 6:00 AM  Dawn Patrol is scheduled to launch                                                                                                                                                          7:00 AM Mass Ascension (scheduled to begin)                         

Buses run FROM Balloon Fiesta Park TO Remote Lots from 
          8:00 AM to 11:00 FULL-SERVICE RETURN BUSES 
          11:00AM- 11:30am Straggler buses. Each straggler return bus will go to all locations.  

Evening Sessions:
Buses run FROM Remote Lots TO Balloon Fiesta Park at 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM  
          • Inbound service ends at 6:00 PM

Buses run FROM Balloon Fiesta Park TO Remote Lots from
          • 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM FULL-SERVICE RETURN BUSES
           9:30 PM to 10:00 PM Straggler buses. Each straggler return bus will go to all locations

Morning Session: 

Buses run FROM Remote Lots TO Balloon Fiesta Park at 4:00 AM and 5:30 AM   
           • Inbound service ends at 7:00 AM
           • Please note: 6:00 AM  Dawn Patrol is scheduled to launch                                                                                                                                                          7:00 AM Mass Ascension (scheduled to begin) 

Buses run FROM Balloon Fiesta Park TO Remote Lots from 

                • 8:00 AM to 11:30 FULL-SERVICE RETURN BUSES

               • 11:00AM- 12:00pm Straggler buses. Each straggler return bus will go to all locations.

Evening Sessios:
Buses run FROM Remote Lots TO Balloon Fiesta Park at 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM  
          • Inbound service ends at 6:00 PM

Buses run FROM Balloon Fiesta Park TO Remote Lots from
          • 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM FULL-SERVICE RETURN BUSES
           9:30 PM to 10:00 PM Straggler buses. Each straggler return bus will go to all locations


There are NO Park and Ride Services on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

 

BALLOON FIESTA IS A WEATHER DEPENDENT EVENT and tickets are nonrefundable. 
Safety of all of our Balloon Fiesta guests, including pilots and crews, will always come first regarding making decisions whether the balloons inflate. While October is generally ideal for ballooning in Albuquerque, less than ideal weather at Balloon Fiesta Park or in the vicinity, can sometimes prevent the balloons from inflating. If the decision to not allow the balloons to inflate is made, Balloon Fiesta will rain-check that session. In case of a weathered-out session, retain your ticket as a raincheck for admission. You may present your used/scanned ticket for admission at Balloon Fiesta Park admission gates for any remaining session in the current year.  In order to use Park & Ride for another session, you will need to go online to purchase a Bus Only ticket to board the bus. The status of Balloon Fiesta sessions will be available on the Website and Official App.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Yes. All tickets must be scanned before boarding the bus. You may present a printed ticket or have it on your electronic device.

Tickets must be used for the specific date and session for which they are purchased.

You are able to resend your confirmation ticket to the email address you entered at the time of purchase. Please visit the Balloon Fiesta Ticketing Page where you purchased your ticket and click on "Resend Confirmation" at the top of the page. 

In case of a weathered-out session, retain your ticket as a raincheck for admission. You may present your used/scanned ticket for admission at the Park admission gates.  In order to use Park & Ride for another session, you will need to go online to purchase a Bus Only ticket to board the bus.