Greenville’s location on Interstate Highway 30 connects the city,
via the interstate system, to both the east and west coasts, to the Great Lakes
area and Canada to the north and to newly opening markets in Mexico. Proximity to
a major international airport, a municipal airport and rail service make Greenville
a busy transportation center for both commercial and individual clients.
The city-owned airport, Majors Field, a Transport Category Airport,
is capable of all-weather operation of private and commercial aircraft. The 8,092
foot Runway 17-35 has 1000 foot north and south emergency overruns and can accommodate
large aircraft, including the Boeing 747. The control tower operates from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A pilot lounge and flight plan office are adjacent
to the ramp area in the terminal building. Tie-down and fueling facilities for private
aircraft are available through Greenville Aviation (903-457-2960). Aircraft leasing
can be arranged through Love Aircraft (903-455-5919). For an airport map and instrument
frequency information link to the
Municipal Airport page.
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, a 1 1/2 hour drive from Greenville,
is served by all major domestic air carriers and many international carriers.
Both passenger and freight service are available 24 hours a day.
- Love Field, an hour away in Dallas, offers commuter airline service throughout
Greenville is 48 miles east of Dallas on Interstate 30, which not
only provides easy access to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex but also connects the
city to the nationwide Interstate Highway system. US Highways 69 (north/south) and
380 (east/west) bisect the city. State Highways 34, 224 and 66 connect Greenville
with cities in the northeast Texas area.
The Southern Pacific, Kansas City Southern, and Blackland Rail lines
operate freight through Greenville, connecting the city to other major rail carriers
to the east through Shreveport and to the west through Dallas. A regional short
line, the Dallas, Garland and North Eastern, runs through Greenville connecting
Dallas and Texarkana. Two additional short lines operated by Louisiana and Arkansas
and Texas Northeastern also serve the area.
Greenville is served by ABF, Central Freight, FedEx Freight, Yellow
Freight, and Roadway Express. Package services include DHL, United Parcel Service,
Federal Express and Greyhound Bus.
Greyhound Bus Lines provide daily passenger service to and from
is part of Senior Center Resources and Public Transportation and serves residents
of Greenville, and Hunt County with demand response public transportation. within
Hunt County, a state-designated Rural Transit District, for a modest fee. Transport
to Dallas may also be arranged. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available.