Lea County Regional Airport (HOB) currently has daily commercial service via United Express to Houston and is approximately 10-15 miles from the proposed site. This twice a day service began in July 2011. The airport is currently undergoing a planning process to plan for future needs and expansions, including the extension of the runway and expansion of the terminal. Initial discussions are underway to secure additional air service to either Albuquerque or Denver. The Lea County Regional Airport also had several private aircraft that use the airport.
The Midland International Airport is located in the Midland/Odessa area (100 miles from Hobbs) and is serviced by Southwest, American Eagle, United, and Continental Airlines.
The Lubbock International Airport is 120 miles from Hobbs and is served by Southwest, Delta, American Eagle, American, and Continental Express Airlines.
The facility is located on NM Highway 18 and approximately 17 miles from U.S. Highway 62/180. Under the National Highway System, U.S. Highway 62-180 is designated as a primary feeder to the interstate system. Interstate access within 100 miles includes Interstate 10, Interstate 20, and Interstate 27. There are numerous county and state roads in the vicinity. Other U.S Highways include US Hwy 76/234, US Hwy 380, and US Hwy 82.
Bus & Transit Service
Inter-city service to Hobbs is provided by Greyhound.
Public transit service within Hobbs is provided by the City’s transportation department, which operates both fixed bus routes as well as a shuttle service within the Hobbs city limits. The bus service operates Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Service is along three routes within the city limits and costs $1.00 per trip. Hobbs Express provides a curb-to-curb shuttle service primarily for the disabled. The service requires a 24-hour reservation and is available from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. There is a $2.00 fee each way.
In Lea County, there is a short-line run by the Texas and New Mexico Railroad (TNMR). TNMR operates this freight service from a connection with Union Pacific at Monahans, TX to Lovington, NM. The rail is 85 pound. Traffic includes LPG, liquid asphalt, aggregate, cotton, scrap metal, salt cake, sand, sulfuric acid, and hazardous waste – about 15,000 cars per year.
Passenger rail service is not available in Hobbs. There is Amtrak service out of El Paso and Alpine, TX and in Albuquerque, NM.