Balloons Rides

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Free 2018 Official Program

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has teamed up with Visit Albuquerque to help our guests avoid congested traffic and parking conditions near Balloon Fiesta Park. There are several Fiesta Express remote locations to choose from. Save time and money. Ride with us!
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PARK & RIDE TICKETS INCLUDE

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Balloon Fiesta Park
  • Admission to the Balloon Fiesta event
  • Expedited route to bypass heavy traffic
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PARK & RIDE LOCATIONS
  • Cottonwood Mall (10000 Coors Bypass NW) 
    Park in the northeast parking lot near Seven Bar Loop and Coors Bypass NW
  • Intel (1600 Rio Rancho Blvd. SE) 
    Park in the southern parking lot. Enter the lot at either Westside Blvd. or 21st Street 
  • 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

In case of a weathered out session, retain your ticket. You may present your used/scanned ticket for admission at the remote lot ticket booth/office, but you will have to purchase a bus only ticket for $12 to board the bus

ADVANCE PURCHASE PARK & RIDE TICKETS: TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 5th 2019!


Morning Session tickets must be purchased any time BEFORE midnight of the day you plan to attend
Evening Session tickets must be purchased any time BEFORE noon of the day you plan to attend

Advance purchase prices (A 10% service charge will be added at time of purchase)
        • Children: (5 and under) FREE
        • Children: (6-12) $7
        • Adults: (13-61) $15
        • Seniors: (62+) $12

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



ON-SITE PURCHASE PARK & RIDE TICKETS:

On-site Park & Ride tickets can be purchased directly at the remote lots. 

On-Site purchase prices (A 10% service charge is included)
        • Children: (5 and under) FREE
        • Children: (6-12) $10
        • Adults: (13-61) $22
        • Seniors: (62+) $20



PARK & RIDE BUS SERVICE TIMES

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

Buses run FROM Balloon Fiesta Park TO Remote Lots from 

           8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon FULL SERVICE RETURN BUSES
           12:00 Noon to 12:30 PM Straggler buses. Each straggler return bus will go to all locations. 

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


 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: NO FIESTA EXPRESS PARK & RIDE BUS SERVICE

 In case of a weathered out session, retain your ticket. You may present your used/scanned ticket for admission at the remote lot ticket booth/office, but you will have to purchase a bus only ticket for $12 to board the bus

 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Yes. All tickets must be scanned before boarding the bus. Please bring your print-at-home ticket

Pre-purchasing tickets helps with bus coordination

If your ticket has not been scanned it will be good for another session during the 2018 event. There are no refunds

If you lose your ticket, you have three options: 
1) Re-print your ticket if possible
2) Go to the remote location ticket booth and they can use your credit card to find your order
3) If you have your ticket on your phone, it can be scanned at the remote site

In case of a weathered out session, retain your ticket. You may present your used/scanned ticket for admission at the remote lot ticket booth/office, but you will have to purchase a bus only ticket for $12 to board the bus

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