Transportation


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Lea County Regional Airport (HOB) currently has daily commercial service via United Express to Houston and is located approximately 10-15 miles west of Hobbs on US Highway 62/180. 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. Visit FlyHobbs.com for more information.

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.

There are numerous county and state roads in the EnergyPlex in addition to four U.S. Highways traversing the area. Two of the highways are four-lane divided median roads that cross the county. Tatum is located in on U.S. Highway 380 and NM Highway 206. Lovington, the county seat, is located on U.S. Highway 82 and N.M. Highway 18. Eunice is located on N.M. highway 207 and 17. Jal is located at the junction of U.S. Highway 18 and N.M. Highway 128. Hobbs is located in the heart of Lea County on U.S. Highway 62/180. Interstate access is within 90 miles and includes interstate highways 10, 20 and 27.
In Lea County, there is a short-line run by Watco, the Texas and New Mexico Railway (TXN). TXN 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.

Greyhound: Inter-city/-state service is provided by Greyhound. For more information about schedules and fares, contact the Hobbs Station at 575-397-3535 or the Lovington Station at 575-396-4501.

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.

B&G Transportation, Inc/ M&M Tours and Charters Inc.: M&M Tours and Charters Inc. was established in 2001 to provide top-of-the-line charter service for the surrounding areas and to any destination within the continental United States. Contact the Hobbs office at 575-392-8514 or 800-867-4132 or visit www.bgtrans.biz.