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 InterstatesI-10, I-110
Federal HighwaysUS-29, US-90, US-98
State HighwaysSR-4: 20; 85; 87; 89; 97; 189; 285
RailCSX TransportationGenesee & Wyoming (Alabama Gulf Coast)
AirportPensacola International Airport (PNS)
PortPort 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

Owned and operated by the City of Pensacola, Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is the largest airport between New Orleans and Jacksonville. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines provide daily non-stop service to 18 nonstop destinations. Pensacola International Airport accommodates more than 1.6 million passengers per year and generates an annual economic impact of over $565 million.

Passengers in 2017 (1.6M)
Over 6800 daily seats
Served by 6 Airlines

  • American
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • Silver Airways
  • Southwest
  • United
  • 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)

20+ Non-Stop Destinations

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago Midway
  • Chicago O’Hare
  • Dallas Ft Worth
  • Dallas Love
  • Denver
  • Houston Hobby
  • Houston Intercontinental
  • Kansas City
  • Miami
  • Nashville
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • St Louis
  • Tampa
  • Washington DC
  • and more

Distance to Markets

CityDistance in Miles / DirectionDrive Time
Mobile, AL58.5 / West56 minutes
Panama City103 / East2 hours, 12 minutes
New Orleans, LA203 / West3 hours
Birmingham, AL250 / North4 hours
Atlanta, GA322 / Northeast5 hours
Jackson, MS250 / Northwest4 hours
Nashville, TN440 / North6 hours, 45 minutes
Chicago, IL915 / North14 hours
Washington, DC960 / Northeast14 hours, 30 minutes
Source: Google Maps,  updated 02/2013

Nearest Airports

Name / IDAssociated City and Distance1Longest RunwayLength / WidthAcresControlTower
Pensacola International Airport (PNS)Pensacola, FL7000 ft./150 ft.1,400Yes
Ferguson Airport (82J)Pensacola, FL3200 ft./200 ft.120No
Innisfree Jet Center (KPNS)Pensacola, FL7000 ft./150 ft.1,400Yes
Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)Mobile, AL8502 ft./150 ft.1,717Yes
Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM)Mobile, AL9,600 ft./150 ft.1,650Yes
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) (Eglin AFB)Fort Walton Beach, FL12,005 ft./ 300 ft.131Yes
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)Panama City, FL10,000/150 ft.4,000Yes
Sources:; updated 02/2013

Nearest Seaports

NameDistance in Nautical MilesServices
Port of PensacolaStevedores, Steamship Agents, Permits, Tugs / Pilots / Line Handling
Port of Mobile81400-Ton Lift / Barge and Rail Logistics, Specialty Rigging and Heavy Transport, Engineering and Planning Services.
Port of Panama City93Steamship Agents, Customs Brokers, Harbor Pilots, Towing and Trucking Contractors, Stevedores, Security
Source: Greater Pensacola Chamber; updated 02/2013

Regional Motor Freight & Contract Carriers

CompanyServices / Terminal
Yellow FreightNorth Central Pensacola
Viking FreightNorth West Pensacola
Roadway ExpressNorth West Pensacola
Tiger Motor FreightCentral Pensacola
American Freight & Trucking CompaniesWest Pensacola
Saia Motor Freight LinesNorthwest Pensacola
International Freight Brokers
Great Circle Shipping Corporation Southwest Pensacola
Sources: Greater Pensacola Chamber; updated 02/2013, (partial list)

Parcel Carriers

NameLatest Drop-OffEarliest Delivery
DHL5 p.m.10:30 a.m.
FedEx6:45 p.m.8 a.m.
Greyhound Package XpressCheck Local Route ScheduleCheck Local Route Schedule
UPS6 p.m.8 a.m.
US Postal Service5 p.m.9 a.m.
Sources: Greater Pensacola Chamber, updated 02/2013