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Getting Around Tyler Texas

Tyler is located at

Elevation 544'

Tyler is located in the geographical area of East Texas known as the "Piney Woods", about half-way between Dallas and Shreveport, and just south of the Interstate I-20 corridor. Tyler is the county seat of Smith County, occupies an area of about 50 square miles, and is at an official altitude of 544 feet above sea level.

Tyler has an excellent, solid transportation infrastructure which equates to short, easy commuting times and experiences.

U.S. Highway 69 is the major north-south route through the city, from Lindale south through Tyler down to Bullard and Jacksonville.

Toll Loop 49 is available for those heading westbound to Dallas and beyond from Tyler. Toll 49 currently runs from near Whitehouse westward, ending at U.S. 69 between Lindale and Mineola. U.S. Highway 271 provides the shortest access to I-20 when heading east to Longview and Shreveport.

Texas Highway 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.

Getting around town in Tyler Texas


Loop 323 functions as a ground-level 4-6 lane inner-loop, while the new Toll Loop 49 will provide a large outer-loop at its completion.

Highway 110 to the southeast is also known as "Troup Highway" and Highway 155 to the southwest as the "Frankston Highway". Highway 2493 to Gresham, Flint and Bullard is often listed as "Old Jacksonville Highway".

Interactive Map for Tyler Texas Courtesy of Google Maps

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport is a state-of-the-art regional airport completely rebuilt in 2002.

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

The airport is located only 10 minutes west of downtown Tyler on Texas Highway 64. It is easily accessible from Toll Loop 49, using the Highway 64 exit.

Rental cars are available on site, as well as short-term and long-term parking.

The Tyler Transit municipal bus system provides regular service throughout the city. Please visit their website for routes, hours and other pertinent transit information.

Tyler Transit is housed in the renovated Cotton Belt Railroad Depot in 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.


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


Loop 49 Toll Road, Tyler Texas
Texas Toll Loop 49 In Tyler

North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA)


TxTag website


TxDOT Tyler District


TxDOT Statewide Road Conditions


Tyler Transit


Tyler Pounds Regional Airport


Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Other Resources Useful When Navigating Around Tyler

Smith County Interactive GIS System

Smith County Map Downloads

Smith County Appraisal District (SCAD) Interactive Mapping System

Toll Loop 49 in Tyler Texas

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