Stephen F. Austin State University

Traveling to SFA

Traveling to SFA - Nacogdoches, Texas

Are you ready to visit SFA and the Oldest Town in Texas? Please use the following transportation information to help you find your way. Safe travels, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

SFA-provided Transportation

The Office of International Programs provides one free shuttle per semester to and from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston www.houstonairportsystem.org. Students will receive e-mail notifications well in advance of travel dates with registration information.

Air Transportation

There are several other regional airports located near Nacogdoches that offer convenient access to the area. SFA does not provide transportation to or from these airports. You would need to find your own ride or rent a car.

Important Note: The only rental car company in Nacogdoches is Enterprise.

East Texas Regional Airport - Longview (60 miles) www.flyggg.com
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport - Tyler (90 miles) www.tylerairport.com
Shreveport Regional Airport - Shreveport, La. (90 miles) www.ci.shreveport.la.us/dept/airport/

Alternate Transportation Options

The Office of International Programs provides transportation to the Houston Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) at the beginning and end of each semester. Notification will be sent in advance regarding the dates and times of the free shuttle. However, if you would like to travel during the semester, or cannot travel on the days we provide transportation, here is another option:

B&T VANS: B&T Vans is located in Lufkin, TX (about 25 miles south of Nacogdoches). This company is wonderful and has taken excellent care of our students for many years. Owner, Bill Frizzle and his staff will be happy to drive you by van to or from Houston IAH airport at the (one-way) cost of $185.00. (Prices are subject to change) If 4 or 5 students would like to arrange travel together, the cost could be split and in turn would be quite affordable. To contact Bill, please call, 936-639-3070. They will pick you up on campus or at the airport and will take you anywhere you need to go.

Driving Directions

From Austin (Drive Time: 4 - 4.5hrs) (ROUTE #1)

• Take Highway 290 East to Highway 21 East through Bryan/College Station to Crockett.

• In Crockett, take Highway 7 East to Nacogdoches.

• Turn Left on North Street (Highway 59 Business).

From Austin (Drive Time: 4 - 4.5hrs) (ROUTE #2)

• Take Highway 79 East to Marquez.

• Take Highway 7 East to Nacogdoches.

• Turn Left on North Street (Highway 59 Business).

From Dallas (Drive Time: 3 - 3.5 hrs)

• Take Highway 80 East to Interstate 20 East and follow I-20 to Kilgore.

• In Kilgore, take Highway 259 South to Nacogdoches.

• Highway 259 will become Highway 59 Business in Nacogdoches. (Take HWY 59 Business)

From Fort Worth (Drive Time: 4 - 4.5 hrs)

• Take Loop 820 South to Interstate 20 East and follow I-20 to Kilgore.

• In Kilgore, take Highway 259 South to Nacogdoches.

• Highway 259 will become Highway 59 Business in Nacogdoches. (Take HWY 59 Business)

From Houston (Drive Time: 2.5 - 3 hrs)

• Take Highway 59 North to Nacogdoches.

• Take Highway 59 Business (not the loop) to head through town.

From San Antonio (Drive Time: 5 hrs)

• Take Interstate 35 North to San Marcos.

• In San Marcos, take Highway 21 East through Bryan/College Station to Crockett.

• In Crockett, take Highway 7 East to Nacogdoches.

• Turn Left on North Street (Highway 59 Business).

From Shreveport, La. (Drive Time: 1.5 hrs)

• Take I-20 West to Hwy 79 South to Carthage.

• In Carthage, take Hwy 59 South to Nacogdoches.

• In Nacogdoches, exit Business 59 to downtown area.