Transportation Access

Getting Around

Highway Access

Ord is served by Nebraska Highways 70 and 11 and located 64 miles (60 minutes) northwest of Grand Island and 71 miles (75 minutes) northeast of Kearney. Ord is 74 miles from Interstate 80.

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This map can show you how far Ord is to regional and national markets.


You can reach Ord by Evelyn Sharp Airport, a 4,721 feet airfield with a secondary turf airstrip 2,012 feet long that accommodates light aircraft. 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) 728-3913 or also found at

Central Nebraska Regional Airport, located in north Grand Island, is 60 minutes from Ord and features flights to Denver and Las Vegas.

Eppley Airfield in Omaha is three hours east of Ord and features flights to national markets.

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.