Connectivity

An Infrastructure That’s Built For Industry

If you want to ship it, fly it, rail it or drive it…we can help you get “it” anywhere. That means you’re connected to your markets both nationally and globally. The Pensacola MSA provides direct north-south and east-west connectivity, access to national and global markets and the ability to reach your customer base efficiently.

The Greater Pensacola area is accessed east/west via Interstate 10 (I-10) which spans a total of 2,460.34 miles from Los Angeles to Jacksonville. Interstate 10 provides an access point to Pensacola from the Alabama state line. With a north-south connector, Interstate 110 (I-110) extends from I-10; south 6.94 miles, to the heart of Pensacola’s business district and Palafox Street; leading into the Port of Pensacola.

In addition, Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are served by three federal highways, eight state highways, approximately 44 county roads and numerous local streets giving businesses, residents and visitors convenient and accessible travel options. Our transportation network is perhaps why the Texas A&M Urban Mobility Study (2012) said Pensacola is one of the least congested cities in the U.S.

Direct rail service to Greater Pensacola is provided by CSX, Class I main-line railroad and Rail America (Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway), Class III short-line railroad which also connects into the Norfolk Southern main-line rail system.  This extensive railway service network connects Greater Pensacola to every major population center in 23 states east of the Mississippi River and Canadian provinces, Quebec and Ontario.

Infrastructure At A Glance

Federal Interstates I-10, I-110
Federal Highways US-29, US-90, US-98
State Highways SR-4: 20; 85; 87; 89; 97; 189; 285
Rail CSX TransportationGenesee & Wyoming (Alabama Gulf Coast)
Airport Pensacola International Airport (PNS)
Port Port of Pensacola

A Natural Deep-Water Port

The Port of Pensacola, owned and operated by the City of Pensacola, encompasses 50 acres on the Gulf of Mexico (11 miles from the sea buoy) via the Caucus Channel. The Port has unique qualities and is positioned as an emerging leader in offshore oil and gas vessel services. The Port of Pensacola currently offers a variety of services including:
  • Abundant on-dock rail
  • Six berths, ranging from 400′ to 540′ in length and 15′ to 33′ in depth
  • A full range of stevedoring services
  • Shore power station for electrical service
  • Seven existing warehouse facilities with space availability
  • 10 +/- acres for marine light manufacturing, fabrication, maintenance and repair or warehouse facilities
  • Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #249)
  • Enterprise Zone (EZ #1702)
  • The Port of Pensacola is also designated in the M-10 Corridor and part of the Unites States’ marine highway network system with connections to other major seaports.

An International Airport

The Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is owned and operated by the City of Pensacola. Air service is provided for arriving and departing passengers from within a core four-county area, including Baldwin County (Mobile), Ala.; Escambia County, Fla.; Santa Rosa County, Fla.; and Okaloosa County (Destin), Fla. PNS served 1.5 million passengers in 2012 (approximately 4,150 passengers per day). PNS contracts with AirTran, Delta, US Airways, American Eagle and United Airlines and currently provides non-stop services to nine U.S. cities: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami with connections worldwide.
  • Two-story terminal, 159,000 square feet
  • Two-story concourse, 10 gates, 10 new loading bridges
  • Multi-story parking garage with skyway (963 spaces)
  • Main surface and shuttle parking lots (1,368 spaces)
  • Runway 17-35: 7,004′ in length, 150′ in width
  • Runway 8 – 26: 7,000′ in length, 150′ in width
  • Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #249)

Distance to Markets

City Distance in Miles / Direction Drive Time
Mobile, AL 58.5 / West 56 minutes
Panama City 103 / East 2 hours, 12 minutes
New Orleans, LA 203 / West 3 hours
Birmingham, AL 250 / North 4 hours
Atlanta, GA 322 / Northeast 5 hours
Jackson, MS 250 / Northwest 4 hours
Nashville, TN 440 / North 6 hours, 45 minutes
Chicago, IL 915 / North 14 hours
Washington, DC 960 / Northeast 14 hours, 30 minutes
Source: Google Maps,  updated 02/2013

Nearest Airports

Name / ID Associated City and Distance1 Longest Runway

Length / Width

Acres Control

Tower

Pensacola International Airport (PNS) Pensacola, FL 7000 ft./150 ft. 1,400 Yes
Ferguson Airport (82J) Pensacola, FL 3200 ft./200 ft. 120 No
Innisfree Jet Center (KPNS) Pensacola, FL 7000 ft./150 ft. 1,400 Yes
Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) Mobile, AL 8502 ft./150 ft. 1,717 Yes
Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM) Mobile, AL 9,600 ft./150 ft. 1,650 Yes
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) (Eglin AFB) Fort Walton Beach, FL 12,005 ft./ 300 ft. 131 Yes
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) Panama City, FL 10,000/150 ft. 4,000 Yes
Sources: city-data.com; updated 02/2013

Nearest Seaports

Name Distance in Nautical Miles Services
Port of Pensacola Stevedores, Steamship Agents, Permits, Tugs / Pilots / Line Handling
Port of Mobile 81 400-Ton Lift / Barge and Rail Logistics, Specialty Rigging and Heavy Transport, Engineering and Planning Services.
Port of Panama City 93 Steamship Agents, Customs Brokers, Harbor Pilots, Towing and Trucking Contractors, Stevedores, Security
Source: Greater Pensacola Chamber; updated 02/2013

Regional Motor Freight & Contract Carriers

Compan7 Services / Terminal
Yellow Freight North Central Pensacola
Viking Freight North West Pensacola
Roadway Express North West Pensacola
Tiger Motor Freight Central Pensacola
American Freight & Trucking Companies West Pensacola
Saia Motor Freight Lines Northwest Pensacola
International Freight Brokers
Great Circle Shipping Corporation  Southwest Pensacola
Sources: Greater Pensacola Chamber; updated 02/2013, (partial list)

Parcel Carriers

Name Latest Drop-Off Earliest Delivery
DHL 5 p.m. 10:30 a.m.
FedEx 6:45 p.m. 8 a.m.
Greyhound Package Xpress Check Local Route Schedule Check Local Route Schedule
UPS 6 p.m. 8 a.m.
US Postal Service 5 p.m. 9 a.m.
Sources: Greater Pensacola Chamber, updated 02/2013