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Getting In and Around Omaha

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How developed the transportation network of the Omaha city is can be estimated from the stats of a study done by Walk Score in 2011. During this year, Walk Score declared Omaha the "21st Most Walkable City" of the fifty largest cities in the United States. Its history also speaks volume about the vital role that the city played in the history of transportation across the United States. As a corollary, the city successfully fetched a nickname for itself, "Gate City of the West". You will be amazed to know that of late, Omaha's Union Station and Burlington Train Station have found place on the list of the National Register of Historic Places. You may find its most significant locations situated miles away from one another, but in order to facilitate the travelers, the city was beautifully laid out on the grid plan making the roads traffic-free and providing a hassle-free drive to various noteworthy points in the city.

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Getting To Omaha By Air

The Big O is majorly served by Eppley Airfield Airport. This domestic airport opened its doors for passengers in 1959. This sprawling airport spans across 2,650 acres of land. There are total seven freight companies serving this domestic airport. Eppley Airfield Airport serves over 4 million passengers year-round. It is a proud airport in Omaha as it is famed as the largest airport in the state of Nebraska. It facilitates its passengers round-the-clock and carries them to 20 of the largest cities in America. It takes you hardly 10 minutes to reach the airport from the Downtown Omaha.

Address: 4501 Abbott Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68110, United States
Phone: 1 402.661.8017

Getting to Omaha By Train

Amtrak's long-distance train, California Zephyr serves Omaha by connecting Emeryville, which is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Chicago. Besides, it also connects many other stations throughout the United States.

Address: 1003 S 9th St., Omaha, Nebraska 68108, United States
Website: www.amtrak.com/

Getting To Omaha By Road

Greyhound serves the city by connecting it to other major cities of the United States, namely, Minneapolis, Denver, Kansas City, and Chicago.

Address: Burlington Trailways Station, 1601 Jackson Station, Omaha, NE 68102, United States
Phone: 402.341.1906

To get in the city, travelers are also facilitated with the services of Megabus.com which provides you with an access to Iowa City, Davenport, Des Moines, and Chicago. The services of this express bus company will cost you as low as $1. Besides rides costing low fares, Megabus also offers access to free Wi-Fi service, power outlets and restrooms to make the traveling for its passengers hassle-free and memorable for years.

Interstates and Highways in Omaha
Interstate 80 (I-80) in Nebraska runs east from the Wyoming border, enters into Omaha and runs across it. The intersection of Interstate 80 and US-34 is popularly known as "Purple Heart Memorial Highway". Two auxiliary routes of Interstate 80 in Omaha are: one loop around the city, and the other through the city.

Interstate 480 is a route that enters in Omaha runs from Interstate 29 in Council Bluffs west towards Interstate 80. It serves as the inner of two loop routes in the city. It also further crosses the Missouri River into Iowa.

Interstate 680 is a loop around the northwest of the city. It serves as the outer of the two loops in the city. It is also known as the northern bypass of the metropolitan area of Omaha – Council Bluffs. It originates from the complex interchange with Interstate 80.

Local Transport in Omaha

By Bus
The Metro Area Transit: It serves its passengers by its regular bus services around Omaha which costs you $1.25. The first arrival in morning is at 6:10 a.m., the last is at 6:45 p.m. The Metro Area Transit runs across 100 square miles or covers approx. 85% of Omaha.

Address: 2222 Cuming St., Omaha, Nebraska 68102-4392, United States
Phone: 402.341.0800 
Website: www.ometro.com

By Car
You can also avail the services of car rental companies to get around the city and its significant locations at affordable prices. Here is the list of car rental companies in Omaha:

Thrifty Car Rental
Address: 4501 Abbott Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68110, United States
Phone: 1 402.345.1041

Address: 1514 Leavenworth Street, Omaha -68104, Nebraska, US
Phone: 1 402.342.3896
Website: www.avis.com/

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 11102 West Dodge Road, Omaha -68154, Nebraska, US 
Phone: 1 402.289.9300

Alamo Rent A Car
Address: 4501 Abbott Dr, Omaha, Nebraska 68110, United States
Phone: 1 888.826.6893
Website: www.alamo.com/

Budget Eppley Airfield Car Rentals
Address: 4501 Abbott Dr, Omaha -68110, Nebraska, US
Phone: 1 402.348.0455

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 6503 L Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68117, United States
Phone: 1 402.592.3218

Dollar Rent A Car
Address: 101 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68102, United States
Phone: 1 800.800.4000
Website: www.dollar.com

National Car Rental  
Address: 4501 Abbott Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68110, United States
Phone: 1 888.826.6890

Budget Car and Truck Rental of Nebraska  
Address: 1755 East Locust Street, Omaha, NE 68110, United States
Phone: 1 402.348.0455

Payless Car Rental  
Address: 4501 Abbott Drive, Omaha, NE 68110, United States
Phone: 1 402.342.4964

Rent-Sum Wheels  
Address: 8400 L Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68127, United States
Phone: 1 402.596.2758

Midwest Rent-A-Car  
Address: 14116 West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68144, United States
Phone: 1 402.333.3434

There are many renowned taxi-service providers established in the city that make the ride for passengers around the city trouble-free at reasonably-priced taxis on rent. Check out this list of taxi services in the city:

Happy Cab Company  
Address: 5440 L Street, Omaha, NE 68117, United States
Phone: 1 402.292.2222

City Taxi Inc.  
Address: 1941 South 42nd Street #125, Omaha, NE 68105, United States
Phone: 1 402.933.8700

Casino Cab Co  
Address: 225 South 35th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501, United States
Phone: 1 712.322.4575

Royal Limousine, Inc.  
Address: 1144 North 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102, United States
Phone: 1 402.571.5466

By Bicycle
You can also explore the beautiful corners of the city by riding a rented bicycle. Omaha is packed with ever-growing web of bike paths, lanes, and trails, and lanes. The main highlight of the bike tails and lanes is the world-famed, Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge.

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