Participants traveling by air should fly either directly into Carlsbad (CNM) via Albuquerque (ABQ) (probably not the most convenient schedule or lowest cost) or into any one of these nearby regional airports:
Hobbs (HOB) United Airlines 75 miles east of Carlsbad
Roswell (ROW) American Airlines 80 miles north of Carlsbad
El Paso (ELP) (multiple carriers) 160 miles southwest of Carlsbad
Midland (MAF) (multiple carriers) 140 miles southeast of Carlsbad
Lubbock (LUB) (multiple carriers) 180 miles northeast of Carlsbad
Participants should make advance reservations for renting cars at their arrival airports for the final leg of their journey to Carlsbad.
For transportation between Carlsbad hotels and the conference venue, participants are encouraged to use their rental vehicles and to share rides with colleagues who do not have rental cars. The conference organizers will arrange transportation between the preferred three hotels (see Hotels) and the conference venue, should this be a high demand.
For transportation between Carlsbad hotels and Technical Tours sites, registered participants will be transported by vans and buses provided by the conference organizers. Regarding the Excursion, travel to and from the Carlsbad Caverns is on your own. However, the conference organizers will help, if needed.