Transportation & Location

Waco is located in what’s called the Texas Triangle, one of the strongest economic regions in the US. Anchored by the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio metro areas, The Texas Triangle spans 35 counties and four major metro areas, all within a three-hour drive. The Gulf of Mexico is less than 4 hours from Waco and even Mexico is just over a 5-hour drive.

Waco is within a 3 hour drive of 85% of the population of Texas which is why we are called the “Heart of Texas”!

Transportation Network

  • 4 Major Highways: I-35, US Rt. 77, US Rt. 84 & St. REt. 6 - St Rt. 340 also circles around Waco on the east side of the city

  • 4 International Airports and 3 Regional Airports within 200 miles: Includes Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio

  • 3 Local Airports: Includes the Waco Regional Airport, Texas State Technical College Industrial Airport and McGregor Executive Airport

  • 3 Rail Systems: Includes Burlington Northern/Santa Fe (Class I mainline), Union Pacific (Class I mainline) 

  • Waco is served by Amtrak with a stop in McGregor, just 18 miles west of the city

  • 8 Seaports within 280 miles; 2 inland ports within 90 miles

  • More than 30 common motor carriers actively serve motor freight in Waco. Waco has air and ground freight access to international, national and state carriers, including UPS, FedEx, and Lone Star Overnight.

Waco Transit System

The Waco Transit System provides safe and reliable public transportation to the citizens of Waco and the surrounding communities. Services include a fixed route bus service within the city of Waco, the Baylor University Shuttle (BUS) and a van for individuals with special transportation needs. There is also a free shuttle Trolley that runs around the downtown in a loop, stopping at many popular attractions and eateries.

Why should you locate in Waco?