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Waco, Texas is conveniently located in central Texas, approximately one hundred miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth and one hundred miles north of Austin. Interstate 35 runs through the center of Waco, and Baylor University is immediately east of the highway at either the University Parks or 4th/5th Street Exits.


When planning your travel, please keep in mind that, in addition to Waco Regional Airport (ACT), four airports in Dallas, Austin, and Killeen are within a two-hour or less drive to Waco via Interstate 35:

•Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

•Dallas Love Field (DAL)

•Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

•Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK)

Visitors arriving at Waco's airport should verify whether their hotels provide shuttle service to that airport.Transportation from other airports outside Waco will require a rental vehicle.

Shuttle Service from Dallas Airports to Waco

The Waco Streak provides scheduled airport shuttles to DFW and Love Field four times daily. For more information, call 800-460-0430 or visit


Hotel Shuttle Service

Some hotels provide shuttle service to and from Waco's airport. Please inquire and make arrangements with your hotel for pickup and dropoff in advance of your arrival and departure flights.

You also will need to make arrangements for travel between the campus and the hotels. If you will not have a vehicle, then please check whether your hotel offers shuttle service to and from campus.

Taxi and Rental Cars

The following taxi and rental car agencies serve Waco's airport. Please be sure to contact these companies in advance as availability is typically limited during conferences.

•Waco Yellow Cab: (254) 756-1861

•Advantage Car Rental: (254) 776-5777

•Avis Car Rental: (254) 756-1921

•Hertz Car Rental: (254) 296-4153

•National Car Rental: (254) 754-5791


Accommodations are available at the following nearby local hotels at conference rates. Be sure to reserve early.

Best Western Old Main Lodge
I-35 @ 4th Street
Waco, TX 76706

Clarion Hotel Waco**
801 South 4th Street
Waco, TX 76706

Courtyard by Marriott
101 Washington Ave.
Waco, TX 76701

Hilton Waco
113 South University Parks Drive
Waco, TX 76706

La Quinta Inn
1110 S. 9th St.
Waco, TX 76706-2399

Residence Inn-Waco
501 University Parks Drive
Waco, TX 76706

** The Clarion Hotel is offering a special conference rate of $75 for Oct. 8-10 and offers a $5 breakfast buffet. This hotel is within walking distance to campus as well as 10 fast food restaurants.