1135 M Street, Suite 200 Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln’s central location makes it an ideal transportation hub. Interstate-80, arguably the nation’s busiest intercontinental highway, runs through Lincoln and stretches 482 miles east to west from one end of the state to the other. Three significant north south highways bisect the state near Lincoln, connecting Lincoln to the NAFTA trade corridor. BNSF, a Class I rail system, has a large rail hub in Lincoln. The regional Lincoln Airport and Eppley Airfield in Omaha provide easy access to air freight services.
Major interstates and highways running through and adjacent to Lincoln include Interstate 80 (east-west), and US highways 2, 6, 34, and 77. Access to Interstate 29 (north-south) is less than one hour from Lincoln. A bypass routes U.S. 77 around Lincoln on the west, and plans for construction of east and south bypasses are underway.1
More than 1,000 long-haul trucking firms are accessible within a 100 mile radius of Lincoln.2 Full truckload service is available from Lincoln to anywhere in the nation within 3 days. Package Delivery is available through a variety of vendors including United States Postal Service, UPS, Fed Ex, and several local courier companies.
Lincoln is served by two commercial airports with daily shuttle service available between locations. The Lincoln Municipal Airport is located less than 10 minutes from downtown and has daily departures to Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, and Memphis. Eppley Airfield located in east Omaha is 65 minutes from downtown Lincoln and offers service from 22 airlines. Together the two airports offer more than 100 arrivals and 100 departures daily. A metro shuttle service provides easy access to both locations. In addition, Kansas City International Airport is accessible in approximately 2.5 hours via Interstate 29.
The Lincoln Municipal Airport also offers General Aviation services. The General Aviation runway is 8,649 feet long, elevation is 1,219 feet, and the runway is lit dusk to dawn.
Rail service is provided by Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad. Both maintain yards in Lincoln. Daily passenger service and package express is provided by Amtrak. Any domestic destination is accessible by rail within 4 days of shipment from Lincoln.
Lincoln residents have numerous options for ground transportation including an Amtrak railway system, taxi, and local StarTran bus services.
The average commute in the Lincoln area is 19 minutes and nearly 18 percent of area commuters spend less than 10 minutes on the road.3
1 Transportation Division, City of Lincoln Public Works Department
2 Nebraska Trucking Association
3 US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, Lincoln MSA, Economic Profile & Table B08303. Travel time to work.