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Multi-Modal Transportation

The Gonzales, TX area offers quick access and proximity to road, rail, air, and marine transportation. Texas Gonzales and Northern Railway (TXGN) offers rail transport and shipping across Texas’ central heartland. Running between Harwood and Gonzales, TXGN interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad to ship freight anywhere, including the three nearby ports. Two international airports are nearby, and I-10, the southernmost interstate, runs across Texas at its widest and connects Gonzales to Houston and San Antonio. No matter where or how you’re shipping, start in Gonzales.

Roads

 I-10 is the fourth-longest Interstate in the United States and runs from the west coast of Santa Monica, California to the east coast of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the widest part of Texas. It passes through major cities and areas including El Paso, Clint, San Antonio, Houston, and Beaumont. US 183 offers north-south 4-lane access, connecting both Austin to the north, and the TX coast to the south.

Rail

The Texas Gonzales and Northern Railway (TXGN) provides rail transport, storage and operations for companies across the county. Located midway between Gonzales and Harwood off U.S. I-10, TXGN owns and/or manages 13 miles of main track between Harwood and Gonzales, and approximately 50 miles of storage and loop track. TXGN interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad and handles several thousand rail cars carrying energy-related products, grain and animal feed meals, clay/bentonite, and raw and finished heavy metal products.

Airports

There are two large international airports within an hour of Gonzales County that handle flights domestically, internationally, and cargo. Houston, with the George Bush Intercontinental airport and the William P Hobby Airport, is approximately 150 miles away.

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is about 5 miles southeast of Downtown Austin. The airport covers 4,242 acres, has two runways and three helipads. It serves both international and domestic destinations across 22 airlines including Aeroméxico Connect, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and WestJet. The cargo airlines are DHL Aviation, FedEx Express, and UPS Airlines.

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is about 5 miles southeast of Downtown Austin. The airport covers 4,242 acres, has two runways and three helipads. It serves both international and domestic destinations across 22 airlines including Aeroméxico Connect, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and WestJet. The cargo airlines are DHL Aviation, FedEx Express, and UPS Airlines.

A hub for Southwest Airlines, William P Hobby Airport is a domestic airport for corporate and private aviation. Covering 1,304 acres and boasting four runways, the airport also contains the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Four commercial airlines serve the airport, and AirNet Express handles cargo.

The largest international hub in Texas, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the 14th busiest airport in the United States and the 47th busiest in the world. It covers 10,000 acres, has five runways, and is a hub for nine of its 34 commercial airlines. The airport also serves 20 cargo carriers including Amazon Air, China Airlines Cargo, DHL Aviation, Cargoluz, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, FedEx Express and UPS Airlines.

Regional Airports

Regional airports in the area include Roger M. Dreyer Memorial Airport (Gonzales’ city-owned airport), Victoria Regional Airport, Lackorn Airport, Old Kingsbury Aerodrome, The Carter Memorial Airport, Cherry Spraying Service Airport, San Marcos Regional AirportNew Braunfels Regional Airport, Bailey Airport, Yoakum Municipal AirportHallettsville Municipal AirportKarnes County AirportCuero Municipal AirportGoliad County Industrial AirparkLockhart Municipal Airport, and Fayette Regional Air Center.

Ports

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is about 5 miles southeast of Downtown Austin. The airport covers 4,242 acres, has two runways and three helipads. It serves both international and domestic destinations across 22 airlines including Aeroméxico Connect, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and WestJet. The cargo airlines are DHL Aviation, FedEx Express, and UPS Airlines.

The Port of Corpus Christi is the third-largest port in the United States in total tonnage, behind the Port of Houston. Located in the Corpus Christi Bay, the port has a 45-foot channel. Connected by rail to the Union Pacific and the TXGN, the port offers direct vessel-to-rail loading and unloading for convenient shipping and is approximately 2 hours’ drive on US highway 183.

Port of Houston (85 miles)

One of the largest ports in the world, the Port of Houston is the second busiest port in the US in terms of tonnage. Set on the Houston Ship Channel, this port operates at a depth of 50 feet and has multiple terminals. With a dedicated Union Pacific interchange, shipping freight to and from the port is easy, and the Port is a 3 hour drive down I-10.

Other Ports

Other ports within 150 miles include Port of Texas City, Port of San Antonio, Port of Pasadena Port of Freeport, and Port of Galveston.