Transportation & Location

Access Road Hwy

Connecting Longview with the Wider World

Longview is the center of economic activity for a significant portion of Northeast Texas. Companies are attracted to Longview due to its accessibility and access to an expansive labor pool.

Highway Access

Longview is located along I-20, a major east-west interstate, which begins on the East Coast in South Carolina, passing through major cities and connecting with other major roadways before converging with I-10 in West Texas, which extends to the California West Coast.

The city is bisected by two busy US Highways: US 80, running east-west from Dallas to the Georgia East Cost, and US 259, running north-south from Nacogdoches, TX, to eastern Oklahoma. Other interstates and highways are easily accessible and within an hour’s drive from Longview: I-30, 49, and future I-69, State Hwys 59, 69, 79, 80, 175, 259 and 271.


Longview had two class-one railroads: Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The city is also a major crew change location for Union Pacific and averages 50 through-freight starts, three local freights and eight switch-engine starts per day. Approximately 450 cars are handled daily in the complex.


The historic Longview Train Depot is located just east of downtown and home to the Amtrak station, which provides daily passenger service, giving Longview residents and visitors the option to travel via rail. The depot is also home to the city’s Greyhound bus terminal.


Port of Caddo-Bossier

Located a little over an hour east of Longview, The Port of Caddo-Bossier is at the head of navigation for the Red River Waterway, four miles south of the Shreveport city limits. The Red River connects to the Mississippi River 212 miles south of the port at the Old River Lock, where cargo can head either north or south into the Gulf of Mexico. Multiple barge operators provide service along the river.

Port of Caddo-Bossier Features:

  • 25+ miles of industrial-grade track, with mainline switching to Union Pacific

  • 90,000 sq ft warehouse for cargo storage

  • On dock rail for transloading

  • Easy access from I-20, I-69, and I-49

  • Double Hoist 60-ton and single-hoist 30-ton bridge cranes and 200-ton crawler crane

Port Houston

The largest port in Texas and the fifth largest container port in the nation, Port Houston is located three and a half hours south of Longview via US Hwy 259, which connects with State Hwy 59/future I-69. Port Houston is a major deep-water port and is ranked #1 in the US in total foreign and domestic waterborne tonnage.

Port Houston Features:

  • 8 public facilities along the 52-mile Houston Ship Channel

  • 200+ public and private facilities

  • Handles 73% of US Gulf Coast container traffic