|Maps & Transportation|
Gatesville citizens and businesses have easy access to Texas' transportation network. Located deep in central Texas, the area has the advantage of country living with the convenience of metropolitan areas nearby. Reaching Gatesville by automobile is as scenic and pleasant as it is simple. Interstate travel is provided by I-35, one of the main transportation arteries in America. State Highways 84 and 36 intersect in Gatesville, making travel in any direction effortless. Distance (in miles) to major cities:
Local air travel is accommodated by the Gatesville Municipal Airport, just 4 miles south of town on Highway 116. The facility, operated by Centex Aviation, offers a 3,500 foot paved and lighted runway, instrument and fuel services. The airport is available for use by private or corporate aircraft. Commercial air service is available within 30 minutes in Killeen at the Killeen Regional Airport, or 45 minutes at the Waco Regional Airport.
Two of Texas' most heavily traveled highways converge in Gatesville, US Highway 84 and State Highway 36. Interstate 35 can be accessed 32 miles to the east in Waco via US Highway 84 and 34 miles to the southeast in Temple via State Highway 36. Gatesville's strategic junction links 80 percent of the state's marketplace within a 650-mile radius. Major trucking firms haul throughout the area, serving small freight and package distribution needs.