Bryan-College Station

Bryan-College Station is in the Post Oak Savannah region of Texas. The two cities are located next to one another within the most populated region of Texas, approximately equidistant from three of the 10 largest cities in the United States. The area is 95 mi (152 km) north of Houston, 166 mi (267 km) northeast of San Antonio and 169 mi (268 km) south of Dallas.


College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the sixteenth largest Metropolitan area in Texas with around 190,000 people. This area is also known as "Aggieland", as it is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University, one of the premier universities of Texas and the flagship institution of The Texas A&M University System. The city of College Station owes both its name and existence to the university's location along the railroad - though ironically the Amtrak train station was decommissioned in 1995.

Get in

By bus

There is a Greyhound Bus Station In Bryan, Texas which is covered by the local bus route.

By car

Traveling to Bryan-College Station is almost exclusively done by automobile. There are two highways that pass either through or near the town, State Highway 6 and State Highway 21. SH-6 travels nominally north and south. Going south will lead you to Navasota and eventually to Houston (after joining US-290 in Hempstead and turning more easterly. Going north on SH-6 will lead you to get to I-35 and Waco. SH-21 travels nominally east and west, with somewhat of a southeast/northwest slant. Going east will lead you to Interstate Highway 45, Madisonville, Crockett and Nacogdoches. West on SH-21 will take you to San Marcos, San Antonio and Austin.

Travelers headed to downtown Austin are best served taking State Highway 21 west to 290 near Paige, TX and continuing West on State Highway 290. Continuing on SH-21 will take you to the end of SH-21 in San Marcos and Interstate Highway 35, which can then be taken to San Antonio and points South.

Travelers to the Dallas area and points north are best served taking SH-6 north to IH-35 around Waco, and continuing north on IH-35, which will split into IH-35E into Dallas, and IH-35W into Fort Worth. IH-35E and W rejoin in Denton and continues as IH-35 out of Texas and through Oklahoma City.

By plane

By train

Nope. Despite the original naming of "College Station" for the train station dropping off students at Texas A&M University, the Amtrak station was decommissioned in 1995. Since that time, only former Presidents and Saudi royalty have taken a passenger train to Bryan/College Station.

Get around

By car

This area is easily navigable by car. The major highways are as follows:

Traffic has become something of a problem over the past decade, particularly when school is in session.

By bus


Parking is free in most of the city. The major exceptions are the Texas A&M University campus and the adjacent bar-rich Northgate District, which have a combination of on-street parking meters, pay lots, permit-only lots and for-pay parking garages. Unauthorized parking either on or off campus generally results in a ticket and occasionally a tow. Parking on grass/dirt is an ordinance violation in College Station. The City also issues parking citations for parking your vehicle facing traffic. Neighborhood on-street parking in the Southgate District is restricted on (football) game days in the fall.

By taxi



There are plenty of parks in the area that are plenty of fun for plenty of small children. If you would like some historical information on the Bryan-College Station area beforehand, visit Project HOLD, the historic online library database.





Go next

Routes through Bryan-College Station

Temple Cameron  W  E  Huntsville Opelousas
Quanah Waco  NW  SE  Houston Galveston

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