One of the charms of Silver City is that it is easy to get to, but not that easy to get to! We are not too far from the interstate (I-10), bigger city airports (El Paso, Tucson, Albuquerque) or Amtrak service, but not that close either (!). This allows us to retain the unique, accessible but “slightly-out-of-the-way” quality that both residents and visitors value. Here are directions to Silver City NM.
The local airport: Grant County Airport
The closest commercial airport is Grant County Airport (airport code SVC), is served by Great Lakes Airlines (www.greatlakesav.com) . Two flights daily arrive from Albuquerque. It is a 30-minute drive to Silver City. Ground transportation is available through Corre Caminos bus/shuttle service (575-388-3180 or toll-free at 866-934-3866). Enterprise Car Rental has an office in Silver City and can pick up and drop off renters at the airport (575-534-0000 is their local number, or you can make a reservation via their nationwide toll-free number 800-736-8222).
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) is the furthest away of the three regional airports (4 hour drive); however it is possible catch a connecting flight from here to Grant County Airport (see above).
El Paso International Airport (ELP) is just under three hours away. At present there is no direct transportation to Silver City and you would need to rent a car.
Tucson International Airport (TUS) is three hours away. At present there is no direct transportation to Silver City and you would need to rent a car.
BY TRAIN OR BUS:
Amtrak has service to Deming (just under an hour south of Silver City) or to Lordsburg (45 minutes south). At present there is no public transportation to Silver City from Lordsburg. There is limited transportation from Deming via Corre Caminos (two trips per day): 575-388-3180 or toll-free at 866-934-3866.
Greyhound has bus service to Deming and Lordsburg.
BY PRIVATE PLANE:
Private airplanes may land at either Grant County airport or at the Whiskey Creek airport just east of Silver City.
The main roads into Silver City are US Highway 180 (which runs from Alpine, Arizona to Deming) and Highway 90 (which runs from Lordsburg northeast to Silver City). The nearest Interstate highway is I-10.
From Tucson: take I-10 east to exit 20-B in Lordsburg and Hwy 90 north to Silver City.
From El Paso/Las Cruces: I-10 west to exit 82-A in Deming and Hwy 180 north to Silver City.
From Albuquerque: I-25 south to exit 63 Hwy 152 west to Hwy180 west to Silver City
From Alpine, AZ: Hwy 180 southeast to Silver City
GETTING AROUND ONCE YOU ARE HERE:
Most visitors will find that having a car really helps! But if you are staying close to Silver City’s downtown, there is a lot you can do on foot. There are also bicycle rentals available as well as public transportation.
1455 Hwy 180 East, Silver City
Tel.: (575) 534-0000
Gila Hike and Bike
103 E College Ave, Silver City
Public Transportation (bus/shuttle):
524 Silver Heights Blvd, Silver City
FOR MAPS, GUIDES AND PERSONAL ASSISTANCE:
Murray Ryan Visitor Center
201 N. Hudson Street
Silver City, NM 88061
Please stop by!!
Visitor Center Hours, MST:
Saturday – 9-5
Sunday – 10-2