Transportation

Deep Water Port Access

  • Galveston County has deep water port access via the Port of Galveston and Port of Texas City. Galveston County is also adjacent to Port Freeport and the Port of Houston.
    • Port of Galveston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: containers, dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk, RO/RO, refrigerated and project cargoes.
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 4th busiest cruise port in the US
      • Ranked #7 in tanker calls among US ports
      • The following Companies call on the Port of Galveston:
        • ARC – American Roll-On, Roll-Off Carrier
        • Del Monte
        • Hoegh Autoliners
        • K Line Ro Ro
        • WWL -  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

      Port of Galveston

    • Port of Texas City
      • Deepwater Port
      • 11th busiest port in the US in terms of overall annual tonnage
      • UP Railroad and BNSF Railway
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • Ranked #4 in tanker calls among US ports
      • Over $270 billion in annual economic activity

      Port of Texas City

      Port of Texas City

    • Port of Houston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Busiest port in US in terms of foreign tonnage
      • 2nd busiest port in US in terms of overall tonnage
      • 13th busiest port in the world
      • 2 Cargo Container Terminals
      • 5 Major General Cargo Terminals
      • Part of Foreign Trade Zone

      Port of Houston

    • Port Freeport
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: cargo & breakbulk operations, container operations, heavy lift, RO/RO
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 800 vessel calls per year

      Port Freeport

    Road Access

    Regional Interstate Map

    • Interstate 45
      • Interstate 45 serves Galveston County connecting us directly to the Houston Metro Area.
      • Over a Billion Dollars of Road Improvements
        • More than an estimated billion dollars will be spent on transportation infrastructure improvement in Galveston County over the next decade. Click here to learn more.
        • This investment will better connect Galveston County to the greater Houston Region.

    Interstate 45

    Air Access

    • Hobby Airport
      • Galveston County is located 6 miles from Hobby Airport in Houston.
      • Hobby Airport provides international service to Mexico and Central and South America.
      • 4 runways ranging from 5,000 ft. long to 7,600 ft. long
      • Over 150 daily nonstop flights to more than 40 cities are serviced out of Hobby.
      • Hobby Airport is a hub for Southwest Airlines.
      • Multiple other airlines have flights out of Hobby:
        • American Airlines
        • Delta
        • JetBlue

      Hobby Airport

      Hobby Airport

      Hobby Airport

    • Ellington Airport
      • Ellington Airport is one of just ten spaceports in the United States.
      • Ellington Airport is located 12 miles north Galveston County near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
      • Ellington Airport is home to numerous military operations:
        • Texas Air National Guard
        • Army National Guard
        • Coast Guard
      • With its newly christened designation as a spaceport, Ellington Airport offers many opportunities for commercial development.
      • 3 runways including one that is 8,000 ft. long and one that is 9,000 ft. long

      Ellington Airport

      Ellington Airport

    • Scholes International Airport
      • Scholes International Airport on Galveston Island is an FBO with 24-hour service.
      • Scholes features two 6,000 ft. runways that are long enough to accommodate airplanes as large as the Boeing 767.
      • Scholes has more than 60,000 aircraft operations per year.

      Scholes International Airport

    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport
      • Galveston County is located 42 miles to George Bush Intercontinental Airport which serves more than 40 million passengers per year.
      • Bush Airport is the 7th largest international passenger gateway into the US.
      • Bush Airport is the 7th busiest airport in the world for total aircraft movements.
      • Bush Airport is a United Hub.
      • Bush Airport is the 12th largest gateway for international cargo moved into the US.

      scholes

      George Bush Intercontinental Airport

      United Airlines

    Rail Access

    Galveston County Rail Access

    Galveston County Rail Access

    • Galveston County is served by the following: Union Pacific, BNSF, Galveston Railroad (Genesee & Wyoming)
      Union PacificBNSF RailwayGalveston Railroad

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The Next Move Group