Kilgore is located within a transportation nucleus east of Dallas and west of Shreveport. Nestled in the piney woods of East Texas, the community is located just two miles from Interstate 20, linking Kilgore to a major transportation artery where trucks can drive coast to coast without ever seeing a traffic light. US HWY 259 and 59 south to Houston and north to I-30, along with State HWYs 42, 31, and 135, offer other interstate quality roads for easy transportation to additional markets.
The East Texas Regional Airport is within a five minute drive on HWY 349 and holds the distinction of being the first civilian airport in the State and the Southwest to have a 10,000-foot runway. American Eagle offers regular regional jet service to DFW International.
The Port of Shreveport-Bossier is just 69 miles east of Kilgore on the Red River Waterway. The Port has immediate access to barge, motor freight, and air transport providing a robust network of distribution. For example, United Parcel Service (UPS) estimates that next-day motor freight service from Shreveport-Bossier is capable of reaching almost 30 million people in some of America's strongest consumer markets - making it a UPS top five market for next-day distribution.
Also included are transportation mileage charts and maps as well as a list of motor freight carriers: