Texarkana

Texarkana is a city in the Piney Woods region of Texas and the Timberlands region of Arkansas.

Understand

State Line Avenue circles around the Texarkana Post Office and Courthouse. This building is bisected by the Texas-Arkansas border.

Texarkana is a city bisected by the Texas-Arkansas border; the west side of town is in Texas and the east side is in Arkansas. State Line Avenue runs right on the borderline.

Get in

By plane

  Texarkana Regional Airport (IATA: TXK) connects via American Eagle Airlines to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. The nearest airport served by all all three major airline alliances is Shreveport Regional Airport (IATA: SHV) in Louisiana.

The airport is small with few amenities, but car rentals are available. Public transport is abysmal, nearest bus station is a 700 meter walk away at crossing of E Broad St and Airport Plaza.

By car

Interstate Highway 30 (I-30) runs through north Texarkana and serves as part of the city's loop. US Route 71 (US-71) enters from Shreveport, Louisiana in the south and continues to Ft. Smith Arkansas in the North. US-71 serves as the dividing line between the Texas and Arkansas sides of the city through downtown. US Route 59 (US-59) Enters through the southwest corner of town where it merges with Loop 245 and I-30, which it follows out of town. US Route 67 (US-67) enters on the Texas side from Dallas in the middle of the city and exits in the northeast corner, headed to Little Rock. US Route 82 (US-82) enters Texarkana shadowing I-30 from Dallas, but takes a straighter path through the city. It exits town on the Arkansas side and continues through Mississippi and Georgia.

By train

By bus

Greyhound serves the city. Their terminal,   Texarkana Greyhound is north of the city, on 405 E 51st St, along the I-30. Phone +1 870 774-5163. Local buses connect with city centre during day time.

Get around

Public transport is limited in Texarkana but there is a small bus network called T-Line. Buses usually departs once an hour.

See

The state line sign in front of the post office and courthouse.

Do

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Almost all hotels are clustered around the Interstate highways, far from the city centre.

Budget

Mid range

Connect

Telephones

The Texas side of town is in the 903 area code, while the Arkansas side is in the 870 area code.

Go next

Routes through Texarkana

Dallas Marshall  SW  NE  Hope St. Louis
Dallas Mount Pleasant ← Jct N S  W  E  Hope Little Rock
END  N  S  Shreveport Lafayette
Sallisaw Mena  N  S  Jefferson Marshall
Little Rock Hope  N  S  Jct N SMount Pleasant Dallas
Fort Smith Mena  N  S  Shreveport Alexandria
Gainesville Paris ← Jct N S  W  E  Garland Greenville


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