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Transportation & Location

Tomball’s proximity to Houston, one of America’s fastest growing metropolitan areas, gives companies the accessibility needed to thrive. Whether traveling by car, plane, ship, or train, you can reach Tomball quickly.


The recently expanded State Highway 249 (The Tomball Parkway) and the recently completed State Highway 99 (The Grand Parkway) run directly through Tomball, putting major thoroughfares at the front door of local companies. These highways provide easy access to downtown Houston and nearly every major Houston-area connector, while reducing congestion and shortening travel times to and from Tomball.

Interstate 45 and Beltway 8, each just minutes from Tomball, help local companies service the Houston area and all markets from Dallas to Galveston. Several local and state roads are currently undergoing expansion projects, which will allow for increased capacity in and around Tomball.

State Highway 2920 serves as the east-west thoroughfare directly through Tomball, conveniently connecting the community to Interstate 45 to the east and State Highway 290 to the west.


It is not just road transportation, however, that gives Tomball and advantage. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is less than 30 minutes from Tomball. A top-ten business airport in the United States, IAH has more than 25 airlines serving more than 45 million passengers annually. More information on IAH can be found here.

David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (Hooks) a regional airport located less than five miles from Tomball’s Main Street, provides general aviation, chartered flights and fixed-based operator (FBO) services, as well as government and military flight operations. Further explore Hooks Airport here

Port and Rail

Tomball is also advantageously located near Port Houston, giving businesses access to goods being shipped across foreign markets by way of the Houston Ship Channel. Product arriving at Port Houston can be delivered to Tomball within an hour by truck. Discover more about Port Houston here.  

Additionally, Tomball is serviced by Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, allowing local business to move goods quickly and conveniently across foreign and domestic markets. More information on BNSF can be found here.

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