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.
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.
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.
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.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (60 miles)
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.
San Antonio International Airport (70 miles)
Located in central San Antonio, about 8 miles from downtown, the San Antonio International Airport averages about 260 departures every day. The airport covers 2,305 acres and has three runways. The 12 international and domestic airlines are Aeroméxico Connect, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Interjet, Southwest Airlines, Sun County Airlines, United Airlines, and Volaris. The cargo airlines are Ameriflight, FedEx Express, Martinaire, and UPS Airlines.
William P Hobby Airport (145 miles)
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.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (150 miles)
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 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 Airport, New Braunfels Regional Airport, Bailey Airport, Yoakum Municipal Airport, Hallettsville Municipal Airport, Karnes County Airport, Cuero Municipal Airport, Goliad County Industrial Airpark, Lockhart Municipal Airport, and Fayette Regional Air Center.
Port of Port Lavaca – Point Comfort (85 miles)
Located on the historic Matagorda Ship Channel, the Port operates at a depth of 36 feet and a width of 200 feet. This small seaport is a first port of entry, has maritime railroad, offers available pilotage and longshore services, and is a fully-stocked supply port. The Port is 1.5 hours’ drive down the US Highways 183 & 87, and the Union Pacific Rail connects Gonzales to the port’s warehouses.
Port of Corpus Christi (130 miles)
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 (145 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.