Transportation

Airports

Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR)

Sugar Land Regional Airport is the destination of  choice for the business traveler to the Houston area. It is the fourth largest airport in the greater Houston area and the foremost general reliever airport in the southwest sector. The airport’s proximity to the Houston/Gulf Coast region, as well as on-site U.S. Customs service, minimizes “chair to air” travel time for busy regional and international corporate executives alike. More than 100 Fortune 500 companies utilize the airport.

 

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)          

Houston’s largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH), joined the Houston Airport System in June 1969. IAH is located approximately 25 miles north of Sugar Land on the north side of Houston.  IAH currently ranks 5th among U.S. airports with scheduled non-stop domestic and international flights (over 170 destinations). IAH is home to 20 passenger airlines and five passenger terminals, including an International Terminal with U.S. Customs. Between Bush and Hobby airports, more than 40 million travelers moved through these facilities in 2012.
  

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

Hobby Airport is located 20 miles west of Sugar Land. HOU serves millions passengers to over 40 destinations throughout the U.S. with non-stop or direct service on six scheduled airlines. HOU is the Southwest hub for Houston, along with Jet Blue, Delta, AirTran, American Airlines and Frontier.
 

Ports

Port of Houston  

The Port of Houston, located just 25 miles from Sugar Land, is ranked highly in all
comparison categories among U.S. ports:
  • 1st in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage
  • 1st in U.S. imports
  • 1st in U.S. export tonnage 
  • 2nd in the U.S. in total tonnage
     

The Port of Houston is made up of the Port of Houston Authority and more than 150 private industrial companies along the Houston Ship Channel. The Houston Ship Channel was established in 1837, and generates $178.5 billion in annual economic impact to the State of Texas.

 

Port of Freeport  

Port Freeport is located just 45 miles south of Sugar Land on State Highway 288 in Freeport, Texas. The port has a 400-foot-wide intercoastal waterway with a 45-foot channel depth.  With 7,500 acres available for development, Port Freeport is the 16th largest port in the U.S.
 

Port of Galveston

The Port of Galveston is located just 60 miles southeast of Sugar Land in Galveston, Texas. This port annually handles 944 vessels, 9.7 short tons of cargo and 84,000 containers.  The Port of Galveston is also the home port to Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean vessels. 
 

Rail

 
Sugar Land is fortunate to have two rail lines within the city limits and future annexation areas. The Union Pacific rail line parallels U.S. Highway 90A and borders the Sugar Land Business Park on the city's northern limits. This line currently serves 32 trains per day, but is projected to double in capacity by 2035. The second rail line is Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which follows FM 2759 and FM 762 on the city's southern boundary. This line currently serves 12 trains per day.
  

Roadways

Sugar Land is strategically located along U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 90A on the southwest side of the Houston MSA. U.S. Highway 59 is a border-to-border freeway that runs from Mexico to Lancaster, Minnesota through downtown Houston. West-east freeway access is provided by Sam Houston Beltway 8 and U.S. Highway 90A across the northern limits of the City of Sugar Land. Beltway 8 is an 83-mile loop around the Houston region and provides Sugar Land with easy access to all freeways in the region. Texas State Highway 6 runs through Sugar Land from the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico.