Access & Transportation


With its strategic location in Northeast Texas at the convergence of two major highways, Kilgore provides access to major cities and markets throughout the state of Texas and across the country. 

US Hwy 259

US Hwy 259 runs North-South and provides a direct route to Houston and Mexico. It is a spur of US 59 and portions have been designated as the future Interstate 69.

Interstate 20

I-20 is a major East-West highway, providing a direct route to the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. It intersects seven of the ten primary North-South interstates as well as East-West Interstates 10 and 30, providing coast to coast access.


The Port of Caddo-Bossier, 77 Miles

Located on the Red River Waterway south of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana, The Port of Caddo-Bossier provides a robust distribution network with immediate access to barge, rail, motor freight, and air transport. UPS estimates next-day motor freight service at The Port is capable of reaching almost 30 million people in some of America’s strongest consumer markets. 

Port Houston, 205 Miles

Port Houston is a 50-mile-long complex of nearly 200 diversified public and private facilities. It is one of the world’s largest ports and the largest on the gulf coast. 

Port of Port Arthur, 207 Miles

The Port of Port Arthur is a world-class port positioned on the Gulf of Mexico that can competitively handle any type of commodity.

US port in total foreign and domestic waterborne tonnage
Ranked US container port by total TEUs
Largest Gulf Coast container port, handling 69% of US Gulf Coast container traffic
Largest Texas port with 40% of market share by tonnage

Rail Service

Phoenix Logistics is a third-party logistics operations company located 10 minutes from Kilgore that outsources warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment needs with a wide range of benefits.

  • Foreign-Trade Zone

  • Food-Grade Warehouse

  • Transload of Rail/Truck

  • Inside and Outside Storage

  • Order Fulfillment

  • Case Picking

  • Repackaging

  • Light Assembly

  • Transportation Services

  • Railcar Management with Two Spurs, Switching Station, and Nine Indoor Rail Bays

Motor Freight Carriers

FedEx and UPS offer package shipping services in Kilgore, with a shipping center located eight miles from the city center. Shreveport Regional Airport offers daily service for global overnight cargo and parcel shipments.

Motor Freight Companies serve the Kilgore area
Motor Freight Companies within 30 minutes
Overnight Package Services: FedEx, UPS, DHL, Lone Star Overnight
Second busiest cargo airport in Louisiana, Shreveport Regional