The winding roads and wide-open spaces of Texas are calling. Here is some information to help guide you on your trip across Texas.
Travel Information Centers
The Texas Department of Transportation operates travel information centers for the convenience of the traveling public. Uniformed, professional travel counselors welcome visitors and provide a wealth of free literature, information, and suggestions to make every Texas trip more pleasant.
Travelers may receive road condition information by visiting our Web site at www.drivetexas.org or by calling 800/452-9292 for 24-hour automated road condition information. Travelers may also call daily from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. central time, to speak to a professional travel counselor for travel information and trip planning assistance. (TDD for the deaf 800/687-5288.)
Amarillo: I-40 (from Oklahoma & New Mexico)
Anthony: I-10 (from New Mexico)
Austin: Capitol Visitor Center
Denison: U.S. 69/75 (from Oklahoma)
Gainesville: U.S. 77, I-35 (from Oklahoma)
Langtry: U.S. 90, Loop 25
Laredo: I-35 & U.S. 83
Orange: I-10 (from Louisiana)
Texarkana: I-30 (from Arkansas)
Valley: U.S. 77 & U.S. 83 in Harlingen
Waskom: I-20 (from Louisiana)
Wichita Falls: I-44/U.S. 287, Exit 1C (from Oklahoma)
Highway Rest Areas
Throughout the superb system of Texas highways, motorists find bonuses of travel pleasure in highway rest areas. Wi-Fi is available at all Texas Safety Rest Areas and Travel Information Centers. Click here for more information.
In Texas, speed limits can range from 25 mph to 85 mph on all numbered highways. Find out more information here.
Using toll roads can provide quick and convenient travel through and around several of Texas' metropolitan areas. To learn more about toll roads in Texas, visit www.txtag.org.
Speeds, caution areas, stops and directions are marked along the more than 80,000 miles of Texas highways by more than half a million signs. Click here for more information.
Auto Safety Belts and Child Seats
All people in a passenger vehicle, regardless of age or seating position, are required to wear a seat belt. Children up to 8 years old, unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches, must ride in child safety seats. Read more here.
A motor vehicle may not be operated in Texas unless a policy of liability insurance is in effect. Evidence of insurance must be furnished when requested by a police officer.
- Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
- Corpus Christi International Airport
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- Dallas Love Field
- El Paso International Airport
- Valley International Airport (Harlingen)
- Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport
- Houston-William P. Hobby Airport
- Lubbock International Airport
- Midland International Airport
- San Antonio International Airport
Amtrak, the nation’s passenger train service, offers three lines that run through Texas. For more information on additional stops, prices or reservations, call 800/USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.
Arrow Trailways of Texas (www.arrowtrailways.com), Greyhound Bus Lines (www.greyhound.com), Kerrville Bus Co. (www.iridekbc.com) and Valley Transit Co. (www.valleytransitcompany.com) have scheduled service to and within the state.