Parking and Transportation
Map of UNM Campus Transportation System
All UNM students are eligible to purchase a parking permit for one of UNM's parking zones/lots. The physical location of your academic program determines the specific permit zone/lot that you will be able to park in.
UNM School of Law Parking
As a UNM School of Law student, you will be able to purchase a law school "L" parking permit. If you wish to purchase a permit for the upcoming school year you should be able to do so on-line. When you have purchased your permit please print out a temporary permit and be sure to have it displayed in your windshield when you arrive for Orientation. If you experience any problems with this process you are welcome to contact Nancy Huffstutler at email@example.com
Other Parking Information
- Vehicles that display a state handicapped placard may park in designated handicapped spaces or regular spaces in any university zone/lot. Students with temporary disabilities should consult Parking & Transportation Services for information about possible accommodations.
- Always make sure your permit is displayed according to the diagram printed on the back of the permit.
- Fall and Spring permit hours are from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays.
- On weekends and after 3:45 pm on weekdays, all UNM parking lots, with the exception of Residential zones D, R, E, Structure, and Vassar, become generic - you may park at any regular lot with a valid parking permit.
- Regulations are enforced during academic breaks (Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter), but are not enforced on days when UNM is officially closed, such as Dec. 25 and July 4.
- During the summer session and academic breaks, parking regulations are enforced from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Zone parking permits are never valid in residential, reserved, official, service, safety, or handicapped spaces.
UNM Shuttle Service
UNM operates four shuttle services: Redondo, T Lot, G Lot, and South Shuttle. These shuttles are available to the UNM community in order to move fluidly between main, north, and south campus, as well as between the exterior parking zones/lots. There is no cost to ride any of the shuttles.
The most convenient shuttle service for law students is Redondo Shuttle. This shuttle goes from North Campus (the Law School) to Main Campus, as well as connects to the other three shuttle systems. On North Campus you pick up the Redondo Shuttle south of the law school on Tucker NE, and you can then be dropped off throughout main campus at different shuttle stops. Redondo operates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Alternative Transportation at UNM and Around Albuquerque
UNM Parking & Transportation Services provides a free matching service to set up carpools, vanpools, and rideshares to UNM students, faculty, and staff. Call 277-0461 for more information.
UNM has partnered with Zipcar, a national car-sharing service, to provide vehicles to students, staff, faculty, and members of the Albuquerque community. A Zipcar is an alternative for students who walk, bike, or use alternative transportation, and need use of a car certain days. Also, it can be an option for students who do not own a vehicle and would like to rent a car.
You can choose from Honda Civics, a MINI Cooper, and a Toyota Sienna Minivan. Zipcars can be rented hourly and daily. Hourly rates start at $9 and daily rates start at $66. Both include gas, insurance, and 180 free miles. There is also a $35 yearly membership fee.
Albuquerque's consistently clear weather and the city's bike path system make bicycling an ideal alternative to driving. At UNM free bike racks are located across campus, including the School of Law.
UNM Recreational Services offers a complete bicycle repair facility, servicing all makes of bicycles and non-motorized wheelchairs. The bike shop is located at the east entrance to Johnson Center and can be reached at 277-8182.
View and download the Albuquerque Bike Map that details the city's bicycle routes and lanes, multi-use trails, mountain bike trails, and bicycle overpasses at http://www.cabq.gov/bike.
The City of Albuquerque operates ABQ Ride, the city's public bus transit system. There is no bus fee for UNM students if they are using ABQ Ride to come to campus. Students will need to show a LOBO Ride Pass sticker (attach it to your Lobo ID) when using the bus system. To get the sticker, please go to Parking & Transportation Services. You will need to show a current class schedule as proof of student enrollment.
The most common bus lines for the UNM Community are the Red and Blue Rapid Ride Lines. These lines were launched in 2005 to make commuting in the Albuquerque area easier, as well as more environmentally friendly, than commuting by personal car or the traditional bus system.
- Use a diesel electric hybrid engine that improves emission and gas mileage
- Have fewer stops than the traditional bus system
- Buses are low-floor, allowing for speedy passenger and wheelchair access
- Each bus holds three bikes
- Free wireless Internet access (currently Red Line only)
- Carries a selection of children's books
- Offers the Albuquerque Journal for purchase
This is an 11-mile route along Central Avenue from Unser to Louisiana, then north on Louisiana to the Uptown shopping district. The route provides access from the West Side to UNM, via Central Avenue, as well as other areas of Albuquerque including the Bio Park, Old Town, Downtown, and Nob Hill. There is a Park and Ride lot at both ends of the route. For more information on the Red Line, including a detailed map and schedule of times, go to: http://www.cabq.gov/transit/rapidbus3.html.
This route originates at Coors By-Pass and Ellison Drive, then travels south on Coors, east on I-40, south on Rio Grande, and east on Lomas to UNM. This route encircles UNM, serving both north and main campus. Blue Line passengers are allowed to park for free in the far northwest corner of the Montano Plaza parking lot. For more information on the Blue Line, including a detailed map and schedule of times, go to: http://www.cabq.gov/transit/WestsideRapidRide.html.
66 Late Night
This is an extension of the Red Line that runs every Friday and Saturday night during the summer months. Buses run every 20 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. For more information go to: http://www.cabq.gov/transit/rad.html
The Rail Runner is a commuter line serving Albuquerque and its surrounding communities. Currently, there are twelve Rail Runner stations; Santa Fe Depot, South Capitol, Santa Fe County/NM 599, Kewa Pueblo, Sandoval County/US 550, Sandia Pueblo, Downtown Bernalillo, Los Ranchos/Journal Center, Downtown Albuquerque, Bernalillo County/International Sunport, Isleta Pueblo, Los Lunas, and Belen.
All stations have connections to the ABQ Ride bus system. The Downtown Rapid Ride Red Line will take you directly to UNM via Central Avenue.
For more information on the Rail Runner, including prices and detailed schedules, go to: http://www.nmrailrunner.com/.
New Mexico Park and Ride
Through the New Mexico Department of Transportation, New Mexico Park and Ride provides express bus service to Albuquerque from the Santa Fe and the East Mountain areas. Many of the buses go directly to the Downtown Alvarado Center. There, you can connect to the Rapid Ride Red Line that will take you directly to UNM via Central Avenue.
For more information, including fare rates and detailed schedules, go to: http://www.nmshtd.state.nm.us/main.asp?secid=14635.