The Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field serves the tri-state region of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Commercial air service is provided by American Airlines with service to Chicago O’Hare and Denver International Airport. Hawthorne Aviation, Sioux City’s FBO, provides extensive services for corporate/private and charter air services.

Sioux Gateway Airport
Hawthorne Aviation


Sioux City is one of only a handful of cities nationwide who are served by three Class A rail companies: BNSF, UPRR, and Canadian National (CN). In addition, D&I Railroad (DAIR) and the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association (SHRA) are Class II and Class III railroads that operate under trackage rights agreements with the Class I railroad companies. The total miles of track operated in Sioux City is 97.23.


Sioux City has a well-connected transportation network with Interstate 29 providing direct access to the north and south. The $300 million I-29 Reconstruction Project will provide an expansion to 6 lanes throughout Sioux City with a 2018 anticipated completion. Other area routes include US Highway 75/60 (providing a direct 4-lane route to Minneapolis/St. Paul), I-90 which is located 60 minutes north, I-80 located 60 minutes south and Highway 20, an east and west route connecting Chicago and Denver.

Barge on Missouri River

Big Soo Terminal is the premier transmodal facility in Northwest Iowa. A rail, truck and barge terminal located at the northern-most point of navigation on the Missouri River, Big Soo will transfer any type of product to and/or from barge, rail or truck, including dry bulk and liquid fertilizer, steel, grains, and iron ore. The facility is serviced by the UP railroad and located along I-29 with easy access to Highways 20, 60 and 75.