Getting to White Sands Missile Range
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
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.