Greater Burlington Partnership
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West Burlington, Iowa

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Greater Burlington is strategically located where multi-modal transportation networks connect. Here you'll be able to access four lane highways, commercial air services, barge terminals and class I and III rail services.


Greater Burlington is located at the crossroads of two four-lane US Highways.  US Highway 34 runs east-west and US Highway 61 runs north-south.


Greater Burlington is located within close proximity to several major interstates, connecting you to major cities around the county.

Corridor Distance from Greater Burlington Travel Time
Interstate 80 65 miles 1.25 hours
Interstate 74 50 miles 50 minutes
Interstate 380 80miles 1.25 hours










Click here for a map of major transportation corridors in Greater Burlington.

River Terminals

Burlington is positioned directly along the Mississippi River between Lock and Dams 18 & 19. Commodities are shipped daily by barge from from two river terminals.

The Burlington River Terminals (North & South) can load and unload from barge to train or from train to barge.  Both have storage facilitities on site and the south terminal has heavy lift capabilities for ODCs.

If your company imports or exports internationally and needs port access, we can help assist with that effort.

Air Services

Burlington is home to the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport (FAA identifier: BRL), which provides access to commercial air service, general aviation and fixed base operations (FBO).  BRL has two runways measuring 6,701 and 5,351 feet in length.  Get AirNAV data

Commercial Air Service

Commercial air service is provided by Air Choice One with multiple daily flights to and from Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO seven days a week.  

Visit Air Choice One to check current schedule and flight availability.  

Fixed Based Operator

Jet Air, Inc. is the fixed based operator for BRL.  They offer services including executive charter, air ambulance, organ procurement, aircraft sales, maintenance, flight training, aircraft rental and line service.


Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) is the Class I carrier with main line rail service to/from Greater Burlington.  Over forty unit trains pass through Greater Burlington on a daily basis, making our location a strategic connection to Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico and the West Coast.  Read about establishing new rail service with BNSF

Burlington Junction Railway is the Class III short line railroad that operates industrial switching rail lines in seven cities across Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.

Distances to Major Cities

City Miles Flight Time^ By Truck By Rail*
Chicago, IL 243 1.5 hours (non-stop) 1 2
Des Moines, IA 168 4.5 hours 1 2
Indianapolis, IN 306 3.5 hours 1 2
Kansas City, MO 299 3.25 hours 1 2
Omaha, NE 305 7 hours 1 2
Minneapolis, MN 377 4.5 hours 1 3
St. Louis, MO 210 1.25 hours (non-stop) 1 2
Houston, TX 986 6 hours 2 2
Los Angeles, CA 1,849 8 hours 3 5
New Orleans, LA 944 4.25 hours 3 4





















*may involve intermodal connection (rail plus drayage)

*may involve flying from Quad City International (MLI)

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