The only major airport in Nebraska is Eppley Airfield (OMA) in Omaha. The airport is located about three miles (five kilometers) northeast of downtown Omaha. There are no international flights into Omaha, so anyone coming from another country would have to make a connection in a major international gateway. However, there are numerous domestic flights to most American cities.
Airlines serving Eppley Airfield: AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways.
Be prepared for a lot of driving across long, straight, open highways. Wind will kill you as you keep the steering wheel tilted at a slight angle the entire drive...then when the wind is suddenly blocked by a bridge, look out! Storms pop up with little warning leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere, so keep the car well maintained!
Just like my trip across Kansas, Nebraska has stretches of highway where you can see ten miles or more ahead of the car. I wonder if people in Nebraska has trouble driving in very hilly areas with lots of trees and sharp curves where visibility is minimal?
MOST PEOPLE SEE NEBRASKA ONLY FROM INTERSTATE 80. This is both a curse and a blessing. It is a wonderful road for getting east and west, but it also prevents you from really seeing the state. For example, most I-80 travelers think Nebraska is flat as a pool table. Drivers on two-lane roads have a different picture of the state.
This photo shows I-80 as it crosses the Missouri River from Iowa into Nebraska. The picture was taken from the Nebraska side, looking east. I can not cross the Missouri without thinking of Lewis and Clark pushing their way upstream on their great adventure.
Recently I had misplaced my driver's licence when I arrived in Omaha Airport and couldnt rent a car.
Was forced to take a Grey Hound Bus from downtown Omaha to Sioux City Iowa 100 miles to the north.
Waiting at the bus station, and watching who is travelling with you, the ambience and the smell of the people and the bus is straight out of a Michael Moore Movie. If you think of America as glamourous, please take a greyhoud bus trip!
car is the best way. well or some sort of driving. nebraska has some beautiful sceneries. mostly out western. most everybody has a car, and finding a rent a car is easy as well. people are very willing to give friends rides, etc.
The best way to get there is probably just to drive. There are airports, but it is better just to drive.
The best way to get around in Nebraska is definatly to drive. If you have friends or whatever just have them drive you around. Sure it all looks the same, but it really is beautiful land that people should not take for granted.
I arrived by plain, most people come by car, some use the Grayhound Bus, and I'm sure there are other ways to get here too.
We do have some busses, but the schedules are bad. If you don't have your own car, taxi or rental car is the next best advice.
You will need a car in order to see much of Nebraska and there is a lot of scenery worth seeing. The rolling sandhills are cattle country. The beautiful orchards near Nebraska City are the finest orchards I've ever seen. The Platte River is scenic and historic.
Located Right smack dab in the middle of the Country,
you would think it's perfect for driving here but it isnt.
The entire State of Nebraska is served by only one
Interstate(I-80) and it's a very lonely trip across it.Eppley
Airfield in Omaha is a Gorgeous Airport and since all of
Nebraska's activities are in the Omaha\Lincoln area,I
strongly suggest flying into Omaha.
After Flying into Eppley,I suggest renting a Car to get
around.Although Omaha is a small city,It is rather
spread out over the Rolling hills.There isnt too much to
do out in Western Nebraska,That area seems to be only
a Gateway to Colorado.
THIS MARKER IS FOUND ABOUT TWO MILES SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 AT EXIT #272, THE KEARNEY EXIT. IT TELLS HOW THE PLATTE RIVER HAS ALWAYS SHAPED EAST-WEST TRAVEL IN NEBRASKA.
Nebraska for many years has had nice rest areas along the interstate. Take advantage of them as you travel.
There is no public transportation. You must rent a car in Omaha if you arrive by air there.
Rented automobile. It is not recommended to hitch hike.