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Getting to White Sands Missile Range

The El Paso International Airport is the closest large airport. There is no bus service to White Sands Missile Range from any of the regional cities. If you are in the region without your own personal vehicle, you will need to consider renting a car. It is about an hour's drive from the El Paso Airport to White Sands Missile Range (see directions from El Paso below.) If you are staying in one of the neighboring cities: It is about an hour's drive from the airport to Las Cruces via I-10. It is about an hour's drive from the airport to Alamogordo, N.M., via Highway 54.

Driving Directions: 
From El Paso, TX: Take the Alamogordo Highway 54 exit off Interstate 10. As you leave the off-ramp, you will be on the Patriot Freeway. Continue through the northeast part of the city until the freeway becomes Martin Luther King. White Sands Missile Range is straight ahead about 40 miles.

From Las Cruces, NM: Take the Highway 70 East exit from Interstate 10 or 25 and proceed through the city about 25 miles to the missile range exit.

From Alamogordo, NM: Take Highway 70 west. Proceed about 47 miles to the Missile Range exit.

Map reprinted by permission of Marcoa Publishing Incorporated