Transportation Access

Getting around

Highway Access
Ord is served by Nebraska Highways 70 and 11. Ord is 63 miles northwest (60 minutes) of Grand Island and 71 miles northeast of Kearney. Ord is 70 minutes from Interstate 80.

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This map provides details on the legal trucking distance from Ord to national markets (pdf).

Railroad Access
Ord is served by Nebraska Central Railroad Company, a shortline rail leased through Union Pacific Railroad.  For more information on freight rates, contact Nebraska Central Railroad at their Grand Island office:  (308) 382-8925‎.

Evelyn Sharp Airfield

Airport Access
You can also reach Ord by Evelyn Sharp Airport, a 4721 feet airfield with a secondary turf airstrip 2012 feet long.  The airport is named after Evelyn Sharp, a pioneering aviatrix during World War II.  For more information about the airport, contact the Valley County Airport Authority at (308) 750-5126 or also found at

Regional Airport Access
Regional air access to national markets can be found at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport, located north of Grand Island.  CNRA is 6o minutes south of Ord on Highway 281.  Access to the airport can be found here, and for flight and carrier information, visit them online at:

National/International Aiport Access
Eppley Airfield, located in Omaha Nebraska, is 3.5 hours east of Ord.  Access to Eppley can be found here, and flight and carrier information can be found online: