Tyler Transportation Infrastructure


Tyler has an excellent, solid transportation infrastructure which equates to short, easy commuting times and experiences with inner Loop 323 and the new Toll Loop 49. A regional bus system and modern jetport provide additional transportation options within and outside of the city.

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Pounds Regional AirportTyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) is a state-of-the-art regional airport completely rebuilt in 2002. The airport is located only 10 minutes west of downtown Tyler on Texas Highway 64, at 700 Skyway Boulevard. Rental cars are available on site from Hertz, Avis, and National; on-site short-term and long-term parking is also available.

Flights are offered in Tyler by American Airlines with connections to DFW in Dallas, and United Airlines with connections to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

NOTE: It was announced by United Airlines on February 10, 2016, that it was continuing its service to Tyler only through April 4, 2016, after which day it would be terminated.

Shuttle Bus and Taxi to Dallas Airports from Tyler

Shuttle service from Tyler to Dallas, DFW airport, and Dallas Love Field Airport is available, both via scheduled shuttles or via chartered vans, taxis and buses.

... details about Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Transit and Intercity Bus Transportation

Tyler Transit System headquarters in the Tyler Cotton Belt Train Station and MuseumTyler Transit System

The Tyler Transit municipal bus system provides regular service throughout the city.

Please visit their web site for routes, hours and other pertinent transit information.

Tyler Transit is housed in the renovated Cotton Belt Railroad Depot downtown. The Cotton Belt has played an important role in the development of Tyler over the years. It once included a railway south of Tyler through Gresham, Flint and Bullard.

Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus transportation from its terminal at 303 N Bois d Arc Street downtown.

Highway Infrastructure in and Around Tyler Texas

Loop 49 South of Tyler at FM2493Loop 49 South of Tyler at FM2493
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Interstate Highway I-20 is a short drive from Tyler via U.S. 69, U.S. 271, or Toll Loop 49.

U.S. Highway 69 is the major north-south route through the city. U.S. Highway 271 runs to the northeast towards an interchange with I-20 and then on to Gladewater.

Texas Highways 31 is a major east-west corridor, to Kilgore and Athens. Highways 64 and 110 are also major routes in and out of Tyler, providing a more northwest-southeast alignment.

Loop 323 functions as a ground-level 4-6 lane inner-loop, while the new Toll Loop 49 is evolving into a large outer-loop.

Toll Loop 49

Texas Toll Loop 49 in TylerTexas Toll Loop 49 in Tyler

Texas Loop 49, being built in stages, connects with I-20 near Lindale, providing an additional route from Tyler to this major Interstate route. It also alleviates traffic volumes on other Tyler traffic arteries such as Loop 323 and U.S. 69.

Initial segments were built to the south and west of Tyler, as two-lane limited-access roadways, but right-of-ways are designed for an eventual four-lane highway.

Today, in 2016, five segments of the loop are completed, and a contract has been awarded for Segment 4 (from I-20 near Lindale to US 69 north of Lindale). Eventually, Toll Loop 49 will also connect to I-20 east of Tyler, at some point still under study.

about Texas Toll Loop 49

 

The intersection of Loop 323 with South Broadway Avenue (U.S. Highway 69)
The intersection of Loop 323 with South Broadway Avenue (U.S. Highway 69) in Tyler, Texas

Important Tyler area transportation links:

Official Toll 49 website

North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA)

TxTag website

TxDOT Tyler District

TxDOT Statewide Road Conditions

Tyler Transit

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Traffic Engineering

Tyler Street Department