Seguin’s proximity to two major cities, two international airports, two deepwater ports and to two interstate highways is a defined geographical advantage. Whether your business moves goods by road, air or sea, the City of Seguin offers a clear competitive advantage. Seguin is a premier community for logistics and distribution. Products shipped from Seguin travel all across the United States and the world. The SEDC works to market Seguin’s strategic location to these businesses.
Seguin is located thirty minutes east of San Antonio and forty-five minutes south of Austin. Seguin’s unique location offers an optimal interface to transport goods and products. Seguin benefits from their easy access to two interstate highways, Interstate 10, stretches east-west and Interstate 35 stretches from north-south. Since it’s completion in the Spring of 2012, State Highway 130 serves as a major artery, providing fast, direct access from north of Austin to Seguin. State Highway 130 offers motorists an alternative to the congested Interstate 35.
Seguin is connected with the rest of the world by their close proximity to two international airports within an hour’s drive and two deep sea ports within a 3 hours’ drive. Seguin is located approximately 42 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport and 55 minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Seguin is also near three regional airports including the Huber Air Park, the Randolph Air Force Base Auxiliary Airfield and the New Braunfels Municipal Airport.
San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
SAT covers 2,600 acres and is the primary commercial service airport serving the air transportation needs of the people and businesses in and around the San Antonio metropolitan area, which is comprised of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson counties, and plays an essential role in the economic growth of the region. The SAT is located in northern San Antonio, approximately eight miles or 15 minutes from the downtown area. Loop 410 and U.S. 281 are the two highways providing access to the main entry points. In 2016, SAT had a total of 750,154 domestic passengers and 52,191 international passengers. The total number of passengers in July 2016 was 802,345.
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport opened on May 23, 1999. Although the airport is relatively new, the Aviation Department has decades of experience. In 1958, it began overseeing Austin’s city-owned airport operations and maintenance. The Department has operated as a self-supporting entity since 1972. In 2016, AUS had a total of 1,107,753 domestic passengers and 28,043 international passengers. The total number of passengers recorded in July 2016 was 1,165,811.
Seguin is serviced by a Union Pacific Rail Line that runs east to west through the city center; providing freight transportation to local industry. Additionally, Seguin is located in close proximity to major railroad terminals and intermodal railroad terminals. Seguin is approximately 36 minutes away from the Amtrak railroad station in San Antonio and 46 minutes away from Union Pacific’s San Antonio Intermodal Terminal off I-10.
Union Pacific’s San Antonio Intermodal Terminal (SAIT)
SAIT is a $100 million state-of-the-art facility designed to support the growing intermodal volume in southern Texas. Covering more than 300 acres, this expansive facility is designed to handle 250,000 annual container lifts and is positioned to serve the cities of San Antonio, Austin, Eagle Pass and Laredo, as well as the entire south Texas market.
Amtrak – San Antonio Station
The Amtrak train station in San Antonio serves two Amtrak lines: The Sunset Limited and the Texas Eagle. The two lines are part of the same train from Los Angeles, California, but split at this station with the Sunset Limited continuing on to New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Texas Eagle to Chicago, Illinois. The San Antonio Station provides an Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach route serving Harlingen, Brownsville, and McAllen, Texas. Of the 19 Texas stations served by Amtrak, San Antonio was the second-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 192 passengers daily.