Nebraska Transportation

Nebraska Transportation

Nebraska Transportation

A brief summary of the Nebraska transportation is described as follows:

Airports of Nebraska

For people who are flying in and out of Nebraska, the airways play the most vital part. There are a lot of choices if you are planning to fly. The biggest airport of Nebraska is the Omaha Nebraska airport. There are also a collection of small regional airports which are situated in all corners of the state. However, the two biggest Nebraska airports are the Omaha Nebraska Airport and the Lincoln Airport. The Lincoln airport is situated just off the Interstate 80. It is serviced by major airlines. There are frequent services from Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Chicago, and Denver. There are quality services available, like parking rates, abundance of car rental options and wireless Internet access.

The Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island is another important airport in Nebraska having flights to and from Kansas City and Las Vegas.

Railways of Nebraska

The railroads that operate in the U.S. state of Nebraska are:

Common Freight Carriers

  • Brandon Railroad (BRAN)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Canadian National Railway (CN)  running through subsidiary Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad (CC)
  • Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)  running through subsidiary Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DME)
  • Fremont Northwestern Railroad (FNW)
  • Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS)
  • Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
  • Nebkota Railway (NRI)
  • Nebraska Central Railroad (NCRC)
  • Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway (NKCR)
  • Nebraska Northeastern Railway (NENE)
  • Nebraska Northwestern Railroad (NNW)
  • Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Railway (OLB)
  • Sidney and Lowe Railroad (SLGG)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)

Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Fremont and Elkhorn Valley Railroad
  • Omaha Zoo Railroad

Roadways in Nebraska

There is a grid of an engineered network of roadways in Nebraska. The state highways are each assigned a number. They are not only officially known as State Highway No. X, but also as Nebraska Highway X for example. The state highways are signed in the shape of a trapezoid with an image of a covered wagon. There are also two oxen at the bottom of the symbol. The Connecting Links, Spurs and Recreation Roads of Nebraska are numbered according to the county it is located in and according to alphabetical sequence. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission designates the Recreation Roads and they are maintained by NDOR. The important interstates and US highways running through the state are:


  • Interstate 76
  • Interstate 80
  • Interstate 129
  • Interstate 180
  • Interstate 480
  • Interstate 680

US Highways

  • U.S. Highway 6
  • U.S. Highway 20
  • U.S. Highway 26
  • U.S. Highway 30
  • U.S. Highway 34
  • U.S. Highway 73
  • U.S. Highway 75
  • U.S. Highway 77
  • U.S. Highway 81
  • U.S. Highway 83
  • U.S. Highway 136
  • U.S. Highway 138
  • U.S. Highway 159
  • U.S. Highway 183
  • U.S. Highway 275
  • U.S. Highway 281
  • U.S. Highway 283
  • U.S. Highway 385

Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR)

Nebraska Department of Roads Agency Overview
NDOR Jurisdiction Nebraska
NDOR Headquarters 1500 Highway 2 Lincoln, Nebraska
NDOR Agency Executives Monty Fredrickson, Director
John Jacobsen, Deputy Director
Randy Peters, Deputy Director
NDOR Parent Agency State of Nebraska

List of Airports in Nebraska

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Kearney EAR EAR KEAR Kearney Regional Airport (was Kearney Municipal)
Lincoln LNK LNK KLNK Lincoln Airport (was Lincoln Municipal)
North Platte LBF LBF KLBF North Platte Regional Airport (Lee Bird Field)
Omaha OMA OMA KOMA Eppley Airfield
Scottsbluff BFF BFF KBFF Western Nebraska Regional Airport (William B. Heilig Field)
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports
Grand Island GRI GRI KGRI Central Nebraska Regional Airport
Reliever Airports
Omaha MLE MIQ KMLE Millard Airport
General Aviation Airports
Ainsworth ANW ANW KANW Ainsworth Municipal Airport
Albion BVN   KBVN Albion Municipal Airport
Alliance AIA AIA KAIA Alliance Municipal Airport
Alma 4D9     Alma Municipal Airport
Atkinson 8V2     Stuart-Atkinson Municipal Airport
Auburn K01     Farington Field
Aurora AUH   KAUH Aurora Municipal Airport (Al Potter Field)
Bassett RBE   KRBE Rock County Airport
Beatrice BIE BIE KBIE Beatrice Municipal Airport
Blair BTA   KBTA Blair Municipal Airport
Broken Bow BBW BBW KBBW Broken Bow Municipal Airport
Burwell BUB BUB KBUB Cram Field
Cambridge CSB   KCSB Cambridge Municipal Airport
Central City 07K     Central City Municipal Airport (Larry Reineke Field)
Chadron CDR CDR KCDR Chadron Municipal Airport
Chappell CNP   KCNP Billy G. Ray Field
Columbus OLU OLU KOLU Columbus Municipal Airport
Cozad CZD   KCZD Cozad Municipal Airport
Creighton 6K3     Creighton Municipal Airport
Crete CEK   KCEK Crete Municipal Airport
Curtis 47V     Curtis Municipal Airport
David City 93Y     David City Municipal Airport
Fairbury FBY FBY KFBY Fairbury Municipal Airport
Fairmont FMZ   KFMZ Fairmont State Airfield
Falls City FNB   KFNB Brenner Field
Fremont FET FET KFET Fremont Municipal Airport
Gordon GRN GRN KGRN Gordon Municipal Airport
Grant GGF   KGGF Grant Municipal Airport
Greeley 99Y     Greeley Municipal Airport
Hartington 0B4     Hartington Municipal Airport
Harvard 08K     Harvard State Airfield
Hastings HSI HSI KHSI Hastings Municipal Airport
Hebron HJH   KHJH Hebron Municipal Airport
Holdrege HDE HDE KHDE Brewster Field
Hyannis 1V2     Grant County Airport
Imperial IML IML KIML Imperial Municipal Airport
Kimball IBM   KIBM Kimball Municipal Airport (Robert E. Arraj Field)
Lexington LXN LXN KLXN Jim Kelly Field
Loup City 0F4     Loup City Municipal Airport
McCook MCK MCK KMCK McCook Regional Airport
Minden 0V3     Pioneer Village Field
Nebraska City AFK   KAFK Nebraska City Municipal Airport
Neligh 4V9     Antelope County Airport
Norfolk OFK OFK KOFK Karl Stefan Memorial Airport
O'Neill ONL ONL KONL The O'Neill Municipal Airport (John L. Baker Field)
Ogallala OGA OGA KOGA Searle Field
Ord ODX   KODX Evelyn Sharp Field
Oshkosh OKS OKS KOKS Garden County Airport
Pawnee City 50K     Pawnee City Municipal Airport
Pender 0C4     Pender Municipal Airport
Plattsmouth PMV   KPMV Plattsmouth Municipal Airport
Red Cloud 7V7     Red Cloud Municipal Airport
Rushville 9V5     Modisett Airport (or Modisett Field)
Sargent 09K     Sargent Municipal Airport
Scribner SCB SCB KSCB Scribner State Airport (or Scribner State Airfield)
Seward SWT   KSWT Seward Municipal Airport
Sidney SNY SNY KSNY Sidney Municipal Airport (Lloyd W. Carr Field)
Superior 12K     Superior Municipal Airport
Tecumseh 0G3     Tecumseh Municipal Airport
Tekamah TQE   KTQE Tekamah Municipal Airport
Thedford TIF   KTIF Thomas County Airport
Valentine VTN VTN KVTN Miller Field
Wahoo AHQ   KAHQ Wahoo Municipal Airport
Wayne LCG   KLCG Wayne Municipal Airport
York JYR   KJYR York Municipal Airport
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Alma H63     Harlan County Lake Seaplane Base
Arapahoe 37V AHF   Arapahoe Municipal Airport
Arthur 38V     Arthur Municipal Airport
Benkelman 42V     Jones Airport
Bloomfield 84Y     Bloomfield Municipal Airport
Genoa 97Y     Genoa Municipal Airport
Gothenburg GTE   KGTE Quinn Field
Harrison 9V3     Harrison Skyranch
Hay Springs 4V6     Hay Springs Municipal Airport
Mullen MHN MHN KMHN Hooker County Airport
Omaha 3NO     North Omaha Airport
South Sioux City 7K8     Martin Field
Springview 9V1     Springview Municipal Airport
Trenton 9V2     Trenton Municipal Airport
Utica 0J9     Flying V Airport
Wallace 64V     Wallace Municipal Airport
Wilber 0D6     Wilber Municipal Airport
Other Military Airports
Omaha OFF OFF KOFF Offutt Air Force Base
Notable Private-Use Airports
Weeping Water NE69 EPG   Browns Airport
Notable Former Airports
Bruning       Bruning Army Airfield
Lincoln       McCook Army Airfield
Nebraska City 3GN     Grundman Field (closed 2003?)