Location & Transportation
Located near the geographic center of North America, Lubbock acts as the "Hub City" for west Texas, eastern New Mexico and western Oklahoma. Within a half-day’s drive are Dallas/Fort Worth, Albuquerque, NM and Oklahoma City, OK. Amarillo and Abilene are just less than 160 miles away, while Carlsbad, NM is less than a three-hour drive.
Whether you board the city’s mass transit system, Citibus, that covers 104-square-miles and connects all parts of the city with its 12 routes, or drive there yourself, the convenience of reaching any destination in the city within 15 minutes cannot be beaten.
Visitors to the city can arrive by air, bus or car. The Lubbock International Airport is less than 10 minutes away from downtown Lubbock and offers its 1.2 million annual passengers a convenient, hassle-free journey to destinations all over the country via Southwest Airlines, Continental, American Eagle and Atlantic Southeast.
LIA also serves as a U.S. Customs Port of Entry. Those companies interested in relocating to Lubbock will be aided by LIA’s Interport Trade Center, an industrial park that serves the needs of prospective businesses.
The city is also served by TNM&O Coaches, Inc. and has departing schedules to most destinations on a regular basis. TNM&O also provides pickup and delivery services. Local businesses reap the benefits of having these distribution outlets readily available.
Taxis, limousines, and rental cars are only a phone call away. The city is connected to trade routes via an interstate system guaranteed to get your goods to market or just connect you to family or friends. You can choose various routes to many destinations, such as Interstate 27 North to Denver or access U.S. Highway 87 south and connect to Interstate 20 to El Paso or Dallas. Interstate 40 and State Highways 82, 84, and 114 also provide easy access to cities throughout the area, while U.S. Highway 62 and 385 lead into Odessa.
If your drive through the South Plains meets up with the beautiful sunsets this area is famous for, you will never want to leave. The effect is the same at sunrise, too. Even with a population of over 200,000, Lubbock still remains free of the traffic woes prevalent in most large cities, leaving you with more leisure time to enjoy your family and favorite pastimes.