Location & Transportation

Aerial of Tyler highway

Thousands of people commute to Tyler regularly for work, school, medical care, recreation, and shopping. Tyler is centrally located on Interstate 20 between Dallas and Shreveport, making it an easy access location for business and pleasure.

Tyler Pounds Airport

Residents conveniently perform business locally and long-distance with the local Tyler Pounds Airport connecting them to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with ease. American Airlines offers American Eagle flight service to DFW at the rate of 5 flights per day.

Estimated number of people who travel to Tyler daily.

Transportation Around Tyler

Public Transportation

The Tyler Transit System is an affordable, safe transportation option. The bus system spans across Tyler, providing residents with a cost-effective and dependable way to get from point A to point B. The buses are outfitted with bicycle racks, and the Tyler Transit System operates on a fixed-route bus system and a paratransit system for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) certified riders. 

In addition to the local Tyler Transit System, Greyhound Bus Lines also run out of Tyler and transport patrons with a larger geographical reach, and Amtrak is available just a few miles north of Tyler in Mineola, Texas.


Over the past several years, the City of Tyler has increased efforts to provide sidewalk and bike lane options for additional transportation options. Legacy Trail runs along the 4.5 miles of the Old Cotton Belt train route and features 10-foot wide concrete paths. The City of Tyler is in the process of installing 36 miles of bicycle lanes.

train going through tyler tx
Rail & Motor Freight Carriers

The Union Pacific Railroad provides rail service to Tyler. Switching service is provided on a case-by-case basis, and there are over 21 motor freight carriers that have a terminal in Tyler.