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Location and Transportation

Ideally located in the heart of the western Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin, Elk City has most certainly earned its nickname of “Natural Gas Capital of the World.” Many national and international drilling and gas service companies are represented in Elk City.

In an extremely competitive industrial environment, Elk City is perfectly situated for establishing and expanding a wide range of businesses. Thanks to its location at the intersection of Interstate 40 and State Highway 34, firms located in Elk City have access to either coast within a 24-hour period, as well as the more than 45,000 consumers traveling through Elk City each day along I-40.

Ground Transportation

Elk City is located on I-40 and Route 66 which runs through the community and is intersected by State Highway 6 and State Highway 34.

Bus Lines

Founded in 1914, Greyhound Lines, Inc., is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America. It has become an American icon, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to nearly 25 million passengers each year.

Rail Lines

Elk City is linked to 170,000 miles of national railway networks by subsidiaries of Farmrail System, Inc., which provide as-needed switching service in support of local industry. The principal commodities handled by Farmrail are wheat, crushed and processed gypsum, feed ingredients and oil field drilling supplies, fertilizers and farm machinery.

Motor freight carriers include Roadway, Yellow Freight Systems Inc., Consolidated Freight Lines, Express Carriers, Federal Express and United Parcel Service.

Air Transportation

Elk City Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport serving private and corporate aircraft. This regional airport maintains a lighted runway of 5,600 feet. The airport supports NDB and GPS approaches. Maintenance, fueling and charter service are available.

Elk City Municipal Airport
101 Norman Martin Blvd. • Elk City, Oklahoma 73644
(580) 225-7700 • Fax: (580) 225-3234

The Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport/Wiley Post International Airport is located 112 miles east of Elk City and sits on just more than 8,000 acres of land and serves seven major airlines, two regional airlines and a growing number of charter services. This figure alone makes Will Rogers World Airport one of the 10 largest airports in the country in land area. The airport operates three runways, two 9,800-foot parallel runways and one 7,800-foot crosswind runway, and can accommodate any size aircraft.

Amarillo International Airport is located 143 miles west of Elk City and is served by American Eagle, Continental Express and Southwest Airlines. Nonstop commercial service is available to Dallas Love Field, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Houston-Bush Intercontinental Airport, Albuquerque Sunport, Denver International Airport, and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. The main runway is 13,502 feet long and 300 feet wide, one of the largest civilian runways in the country. Amarillo International Airport is an International Port of Entry with a customs office on-site. There is excellent flying weather with an average of 336 VFR days a year.

Water Transportation

The nearest means for water transportation is the Port of Catoosa. It is 236 miles from Elk City and has a channel depth of nine feet. It is connected via the Arkansas River to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

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