Abilene, Texas, offers all major forms of transportation including highways, rail, ground distribution and air, making the city well connected. 

Distance to Texas Cities

215 mi

Distance to Austin

180 mi

Distance to Dallas

150 mi

Distance to Ft. Worth

350 mi

Distance to Houston

Distance to US Cities

1,085 mi 

Distance to Chicago

1,270 mi

Distance to Los Angeles

1,730 mi

Distance to New York City


Abilene is located directly on Interstate 20, which connects west to El Paso, Texas, and east to Dallas/Ft. Worth moving approximately 40,000 vehicles on an average day. The city also serves as a hub for U.S. Highways 83, 84, 277 and State Highways 36 and 18. Encircling the east side of the city, Loop 322 links I-20 to U.S. Highways 84/84.

Ground transportation services are available from major carriers, plus twenty other providers in Abilene, including:



Central Freight Lines

R&L Carriers


Yellow Freight Systems

plus twenty other providers in Abilene

Visit Lynkup for Abilene airport pickup and drop off, statewide shuttle service and local ride shares. 



The Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) is a Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139 certified airport on 1,700 city-owned acres and is located approximately three nautical miles southeast of the central business district.

  • Commercially Served by American Airlines

  • Regular Daily Flights to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

The airport is ten minutes from practically anywhere in the city and offers travelers amenities such as a restaurant, gift shop and car rental from Avis, Enterprise and Hertz.

Visit The ABI Website to Learn More

Public Transportation

The residents of Abilene also have access to CityLink, the public transit system for the City of Abilene. CityLink offers an affordable transportation alternative for the citizens of Abilene that provides a safe, efficient and courteous service to every major area of town. The system includes fixed-route bus service, ADA Complementary Paratransit Service and demand-response evening service. 



Rail transportation service is provided by Union Pacific and Southern Switching Company. SSC is a short-line railroad located in Abilene, Texas. Interchanging with the Union Pacific in downtown Abilene, SSC operates 8.5 miles of railroad within the city. It serves a variety of existing customers in shipping and receiving commodities such as:

  • Grain,

  • Reed,

  • Fertilizers,

  • Oil,

  • Scrap,

  • Corn sweetener, and

  • Lumber.

Southern Switching Company

Union Pacific Railroad