Marfa Travel Guide

By Car
From El Paso (approx. 3 hours): Interstate I-10 East to Van Horn. Exit onto Highway 90 East. You will pass through Valentine, which is approximately 25 miles from Marfa. Please note: if you are traveling to Marfa from El Paso, the time zone changes from Mountain Time Zone to Central Standard Time, and you lose one hour.

From Midland (approx. 3 hours): Interstate 20 West, then exit onto TX-18 toward Ft.
Stockton. Continue on TX-18 S for 37 miles until you reach interstate 10. Turn right onto Interstate 10 West. After 10 miles, exit onto Highway 67 South toward Alpine and Sul Ross State University. Pass through Alpine, continue to Marfa.

Car Rentals
Alpine Auto Rental: 800.894.3463

By Plane
There is a municipal airport in Marfa (three miles from Marfa) and one in Alpine (26 miles from Marfa), which can service most private jets.

Marfa Municipal Airport: (432) 729-4452 Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport: (432) 837-5929

 

SAMPLE PUBLIC VISIT ITINERARY 

Long Weekend Visit
Thursday:
Arrive in the afternoon
Judd Foundation Block Visit: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Friday:
Full Collection Tour at Chinati Foundation: 10:00am – 4:30pm
McDonald Observatory Star Party: 7:30pm – 9:30pm (start time TBD by season)

Saturday:
Visit Ballroom Marfa 11:00am – 12:00pm
Judd Foundation Studios Visit – 2:00pm – 3:45pm

Sunday: Departure Day

Day Visit
Chinati Foundation Selections Tour 11:00am – 1:30pm
Judd Foundation Studios Visit: 2:00pm – 3:45pm
Judd Foundation The Block Visit: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Please Note:
Chinati Foundation and Ballroom Marfa are both closed on Monday and Tuesday.

 

WHERE TO STAY

El Cosmico
902 South Highland
432-729-1950

Hotel Paisano
207 North Highland
866-729-3669

Hotel Saint George
105 South Highland
432-729-3700

Thunderbird Hotel
601 West Antonio (Hwy 90)
877-729-1984

Riata Inn
1500 US-90 East
432-729-3800

 

PLACES TO VISIT

Ballroom Marfa
Balmorhea State Park
Big Bend National Park
Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
The Chinati Foundation
McDonald Observatory

Marfa Map