Transportation information for Big Bend NP is provided below. Travel information includes driving directions, maps, airport information and more.
There is no public transportation to or from the park. Amtrak serves Alpine, TX, 108 miles to the north. Bus service is available to Alpine and Marathon. The nearest airports are in Midland, TX (230 miles to the northeast), and El Paso, TX (325 miles to the northwest).
Most visitors use private vehicles to get around inside Big Bend National Park. There is no public transportation available within the park.
The nearest airports served by major airlines are located in Midland/Odessa and El Paso, both about 200 miles away. Rental cars are available at both airports.
Map + Directions
Big Bend National Park is located in western Texas. Three paved roads lead to the park: U.S. 385 from Marathon, TX to the north entrance, State Route 118 from Alpine, TX to the west entrance, and Ranch Road 170 from Presidio to Study Butte, and then State Route 118 to the west entrance.
Park headquarters is located 70 miles south of Marathon, TX and 108 miles from Alpine, TX via Hwy. 118.