Why Grand Island?



Rail has helped to shape the city that Grand Island is today with Union Pacific and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe providing service. The connectivity offered to existing businesses and potential new sites for development in the form of spurs is an advantage for the community.

Motor Freight

Grand Island and Hall County are centrally located in the middle of the United States, right on Interstate 80 and U.S. Highways 30, 34, and 281. The geographic center of the contiguous United States is just 80 miles to the south of Grand Island and the city is the largest population and economic center within this 80-mile radius. Exports can reach the east or west coast in two days by truck.

Transit Times

City  Days by Railroad  Days by Motor Freight 
 Chicago 2 1
Los Angeles 
St. Louis 


Central Nebraska Regional Airport (CNRA) offers residents an important alternative to driving to Lincoln or Omaha for commercial air service. Direct service is offered to Phoenix/Mesa, Las Vegas, and Dallas/Fort Worth. Passenger departures have risen dramatically – by approximately 750 percent – with increased service and connectivity in the last five years. In 2015, CNRA saw over 64,000 passengers and roughly 1.5 million pounds of freight pass through its facility. To date, 2016 has seen an 11% increase in enplanements over 2015. CNRA completed construction on its new passenger terminal and parking lot in the Spring of 2016.

Central Nebraska Regional Airport website

Private charter flights available through Trego Dugan Private Jet Charter.

Trego Dugan charter website