The Seat of Seward County
Seward, the county seat of Seward County, is located in southeastern Nebraska, and is the crossroads for U.S. Highway 34 and Nebraska Highway 15. Interstate 80 is five miles south of town. Seward is 30 miles west of Lincoln (Nebraska’s capital) and 77 miles southwest of Omaha.
Seward’s municipal airport, located two miles south of Seward, has a 4,200-foot lighted, hard-surface runway and a 3,400-foot turf runway. Other facilities include private aircraft storage and maintenance, fixed base operator, aircraft rental, fuel, banner towing, aerial photography and a courtesy car. Charter service is available.
The Lincoln Municipal Airport, 25 miles east of Seward, is utilized by both commercial and private aircraft, and provides passenger, air express and airfreight services. Rental cars and taxis are available. Together, American Connection, Northwest/Pinnacle and United Express offer 22 daily, non-stop flights.
Seward is served by a main line and branch line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Freight crews provide daily switching. Amtrak serves Lincoln with rail passenger service east to Chicago and west to Denver and San Francisco/Oakland. Travel time to Chicago is 11 hours and 42 hours to San Francisco. Amtrak has one train each way daily.
Three intra/interstate truck lines are located in Seward with over 250 trucks daily.
Barge service is available at 19 barge terminal facilities on the Missouri River. The Nebraska City river port, navigable approximately eight months a year, is about 70 miles southeast of Seward.