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: +1 432 729 4452 Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport: +1 432 837 5929

Sample Public Visit Itinerary

Long Weekend Visit


Arrive in the afternoon
Judd Foundation Visit of the Block: 4:30pm – 6:15pm


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


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


Departure Day

Day Visit

The Chinati Foundation Selections Tour 11:00am – 1:30pm
Judd Foundation Visit of La Mansana de Chinati/The Block: 4:30pm – 6:15pm

Please Note:
The 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