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Transportation ~ Denison Iowa

Denison, in western Iowa, has convenient access to several large cities.  Sioux City, Iowa lies 75 miles to the northwest, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska are 70 miles to the southwest, and Des Moines, IA is 125 miles to the southeast.

Four major highways, U.S. 30, 59, 141, and 39, two major railroads, the Union Pacific and Canadian National Railway, and the finest municipal airport in western Iowa, serve the area's transportation needs.  The interstate highway system, with Interstate 80 just 37 miles south and Interstate 29 only 40 miles to the west, is close and easy to reach.  The network of county-paved roads is also convenient for residents and tourists, offering the opportunity to see beautiful rolling farms and country scenery.

Denison Municipal Airport is located two miles southwest of the city.  It has a 5,000-foot concrete runway and two turf runways.  The airport is equipped with NDB and GPS approaches, AWOS weather information, and in RCO.  The terminal building has a spacious pilot's lounge, conference room, and lobby.  Commercial air services is also available in Omaha, Nebraska (Epply Air Field); Sioux City, Iowa; and Des Moines, Iowa.  Commercial rail service (Amtrak) is available in Omaha, Nebraska.

Transportation in and around Denison is supplied by Diamond Taxi.  Their phone number is (712) 263-3111. 

Western Iowa Transit also transports individuals in and around Denison Iowa when available.  They can also transport individuals to appointments out of Denison.  The 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month the Western Iowa Transit operates a mini bus from Denison to Omaha/Council Bluffs with pickups also available in Arion, Dow City and Dunlap.  The bus leaves Denison at 8 a.m. and the cost is $25.00.  Call (712) 263-6661 for more information.