Southeast Iowa is fortunate to have a great highway transportation system. US Highways 61 & 34 intersect in Burlington. Both highways have direct connections to nearby Interstates. Greater Burlington is less than 4 hours from many major cities.
Distance to Interstates:
I-74: 40 miles
I-80: 65 miles
Distance to Cities:
Chicago: 240 miles
Des Moines: 189 Miles
St. Louis: 265 Miles
Burlington is positioned directly along the Mississippi between Lock and Dams 18 & 19. Commodities are shipped by barge from our docks daily during the warm season. Burlington River Terminal can load and unload directly from barge to train car or from train car to barge quite efficiently.
If your company imports or exports internationally and needs port access, we can help assist with that effort.
Burlington is home to the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport complete with commercial air service provided by Air Choice One. Air Choice One flies to and from Chicago and St. Louis out of BRL-Burlington Airport 7 days a week. Visit the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport or Air Choice One to check current schedule and flight information
Rail Map - Over forty unit trains pass through Burlington and West Burlington on a daily basis. The area is strategically aligned along BNSF track that connects Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico and the West Coast.
Burlington Junction Railway is the short line terminal operator for the area. It operates five industrial railroads in the cities of Burlington, IA, West Burlington, IA, Mt. Pleasant, IA, Ottumwa, IA, Quincy, IL, and Rochelle, IL.