• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation in the immediate vicinity of the park. A variety of transportation methods can get you to cities within a day's drive of the park.


The nearest airports served by major airlines are located in Midland/Odessa, Texas (235 miles from park headquarters) and El Paso, Texas (330 miles from park headquarters). Rental cars are available at both airports.

Rail Service

The nearest Amtrak station is located in Alpine, Texas (100 miles from park headquarters). Call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL for schedule information.

Bus Service

Greyhound provides daily service to Alpine, Texas (100 miles from park headquarters). Call Greyhound at 1-800-231-2222 for schedule information.

Did You Know?

Wilson ranch home near Oak Spring

Many people have searched for the lost mine and other metallic deposits in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. One of these was Homer Wilson, a geologist, who divided his time between ranching and mining from 1929-1942. More...