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Getting In and Around Lubbock

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Lubbock is situated in the northwestern part of Texas. The city’s nickname is the “Hub City” as it is surrounded by five main highways- I-27, I-40, US 82, US 62 and US-84, making it easily and conveniently accessible.  There are many ways of getting in and around Lubbock. The transportation infrastructure of the city is well-developed, thus making it perfect for driving in the city. The main areas in the city can be accessed via Loop 289, which connects the major routes in all directions. Citibus offers public transportation bus service in Lubbock. Read on to know to know about the ways of getting in and around Lubbock:

Getting to Lubbock

Lubbock Highways

Downtown Lubbock
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Lubbock, the Hub City is served by five major highways. I-27 connects Lubbock to Amarillo, I-40, a transcontinental route, US 82 and US 62 run concurrently through the Lubbock east-west, and US 84(Slaton Highway/Avenue Q/ Clovis Road) is east-west route running North-West/South-East diagonally. The city is surrounded by Loop 289.

Getting to Lubbock by Air

Lubbock Airport
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Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport is the airport in Lubbock. American EagleUnited Airlines and Southwest Airlines serve the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. The airport is in northeast part of Lubbock, about 5 miles north of downtown. It is the eighth busiest airport in the state. Connecting flights in Houston, Denver or Dallas is required to travel to Lubbock, as there are a few direct flights from these places to Lubbock.

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
Address: 5401 N Martin L King Boulevard, Lubbock- 79403, Texas, United States
Phone: 806.775.2035
Website: flylia.com

Getting to City From Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

Intercity bus service: Greyhound Lines offer intercity bus service in Lubbock. 

Station: Lubbock Station
Address: 801 Broadway (east of Lubbock County Courthouse), Lubbock, Texas 79408, United States
Phone: (806) 687-4501

Public transportation: Citibus is a public bus transit system in Lubbock that runs from Monday to Saturday every week with a hub in downtown. It runs all over the city. 

Rental cars: Many rental cars are available at the airport. Some of them are:
Alamo Rent A Car
Address: 5401 N Martin L King Boulevard, Lubbock- 79403, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 800-462-5266

Thrifty Car Rental
Address: 5401 N Martin L King Boulevard, Lubbock- 79403, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 877-283-0898

National Car Rental
Address: 5401 N Martin L King Boulevard, Lubbock- 79403, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 888-826-6890

All Star Rent-A-Car
Address: 5828 TX-327 Spur, Lubbock, TX 79424, United States
Phone: 1 806-698-8511

Budget Rent A Car
Address: 1606 E Regis St, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States
Phone: 1 806-763-1661

Cabs: The fare from airport to downtown is $13. Some of the cabs operating at the airport are: 
  • Checker Cab
  • Yellow Cab
  • Uber

Getting to Lubbock by Car

The transportation infrastructure of Lubbock is well-developed, making it easily accessible by car via highways Interstate-27, U.S. Route 82 and U.S. Route 62, U.S. Route 87, Texas State Highway 114 and U.S. Route 87. 
Texas State Highway Loop 289, a modern beltway provides a shortcut to Lubbock. It serves the city as a freeway.

Getting to Lubbock by Bus

Greyhound has bus routes to Lubbock from Amarillo, El Paso, Dallas and many other places. The greyhound station in Lubbock-

Address: 801 Broadway St, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: 1 806-687-4501

Getting Around Lubbock

Lubbock has a simple grid layout, making it easy to get around the city. The public transportation in Lubbock is offered by Citibus. Citibus run several bus routes throughout the city. Also, it is easy to get around the city by car.

Getting Around Lubbock by Car

Lubbock has a simple grid structure, making it easy and convenient to get around the city by car. In the city, lettered avenues run north and south, and numbered streets run east and west. The grid starts at Avenue A (east) and First Street (north). The Marsha Sharp Freeway allows easy travel between the southwest and northeast parts of the city.

Getting Around Lubbock by Bus

Lubbock’s public transit authority- Citibus, runs fixed bus routes all around the city. The one-way fare is $1.75 for adults, children 6-12- $1.25, and a day pass costs $3.50. The routes majorly pass through the Texas Tech University and Downtown Transfer Plaza.

Citibus runs six days a week from Monday through Saturday.
Timings: 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

To know the schedule and routes of the Citibus, visit the official website.

Nighttime service is also available, called the NiteRide. It is a curb-to-curb service offered by Citibus within the city limits.
Timings: 6:45pm-10:30pm

Getting Around Lubbock by Taxi

Taxis are easily available in Lubbock. You can book a taxi in advance and reserve the pick-up time. Some of the taxi companies operating in Lubbock are as follows:

Lubbock Taxi Cab
Address: Lubbock, TX, United States
Phone: 1 806-370-3325

Checker Cab
Address: #A, 5719 Genoa Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424, United States
Phone: 1 806-771-8899

Yellow Cab
Address: 2307 Erskine St, Lubbock, TX 79415, United States
Phone: 1 806-765-7777

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