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Getting In and Around Little Rock

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Getting around Little Rock can be little chaotic if you don’t know what transportation options that are available in the city. Fortunately, Little Rock caters to all types, whether you want bus, train, taxi or car. The city is the heart of the Arkansas and U.S I-40 and I-30 runs through it. Little Rock has well-developed highways, scenic routes and efficient public transport system, thus making it an ideal, central place to travel to. Getting in and around is quite easy. This article provides useful information on all transport options available in Little Rock to help you navigate your way in and around this beautiful city.

Getting to Little Rock

Getting to Little Rock by Plane

Little Rock Airport
Image by Wasted Time R at English Wikipedia [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Little Rock is served by Clinton National Airport (LIT), officially known as the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. The airport is in east of Downtown Little Rock, 10 minutes from the Clinton Presidential Library. It is the largest commercial service airport in Arkansas. It is referred to as the “Gateway to the World” with 7 airlines serving the airport.  Airlines serving the LIT airport are Southwest, Allegiant Air, Delta, United, American Airlines, US Airways and Frontier Airlines. 

Address: 1 Airport Dr, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States
Phone: 1 501-372-3439

Rental Cars at the LIT Airport- There are number of companies offering rental cars at the airport to get to the hotels or other places in the city.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 1 Airport Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States
Phone: 1 501-537-2880

Budget Rent A Car
Address: Bill & Hillary Clinton Nat Apo, 1 Airport Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States
Phone: 1 501-376-1233

Avis Car Rental
Address: 1 Airport Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States
Phone: 1 501-376-9151

Alamo Rent A Car
Address: 1 Airport Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States
Phone: 1 888-826-6893

Dollar Rent a Car
Address: 1 Airport Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States
Phone: 1 866-434-2226
National Car Rental
Address: 1 Airport Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States
Phone: 1 888-826-6890
Hertz Rent A Car
Address: One Airport Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States
Phone: 1 501-375-7307

Getting to Little Rock by Train 

Union Station Little Rock
Image By Cliff [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Amtrak's Texas Eagle serves Little Rock twice every day with southbound service to San Antonia and northbound service to Chicago. It runs between Chicago and Los Angeles with a stop in Little Rock three times a week, and between Chicago and San Antonia every day. The eastbound train from Los Angeles via Dallas arrives at 11:39pm; and the westbound train coming from Chicago arrive Little Rock at 3:10am. 

Amtrak Station in Little Rock-
Address: Union Station Square, 1400 W Markham at Victory, Little Rock, AR 72201, United States
Phone: (501) 372-6841

Getting to Little Rock by Car

Major Highways: Two main Interstate highways and 4 auxiliary Interstates serve Little Rock.  I-40 enters the North Little Rock from north, I-30 passes through Little Rock to the south. U.S. Route 70 parallels Interstate-40 into North Little Rock before combing Interstate-30 at the Exit 141B (Broadway exit). U.S. Interstate 67 and U.S 70 multiplex with I-30 to the southwest. U.S. Route 167 and Interstate-530 also lead into the Little Rock. 

Little Rock by Car
Image By Brandonrush (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Little Rock lies at the crossroads of Interstates 30 and 40. It is easy to get to Little Rock through Interstate highways. The city is located at about 2 hours drive from Memphis (west), 5 hours from Dallas (northeast), 5 hours from Oklahoma City (east), 8 hours from Kansas City, Houston, New Orleans and Atlanta, and less than 10 hours from Cincinnati and Chicago. 

Getting to Little Rock by Bus

Greyhound Lines serves Little Rock. The station is in North Little Rock and also serves New Orleans, Hot Springs and Memphis. 

Address: 118 E. Washington, North Little Rock, AR 72114, United States
Phone: 501-372-3007
Toll Free: 800-231-2222

Getting Around Little Rock

Getting around Little Rock is quite easy and convenient with many transport options available. Street car trolleys, rental cars or bike are available to zip around the city. 

Getting Around Little Rock by Bus

RockRegion  Metro Bus
Image By Marduk (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Rock Region Metro offers public bus service in Little Rock. The authority operates several fixed and express routes, plus shuttle service and paratransit service for disabled people. 

Getting Around Little Rock by Train

Little Rock Rail
Image By RI-Bill (talk) (Uploads). (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Many lively destinations of Little Rock are linked by the Metro Electric Streetcar Trolley, which is also operated by Rock Region Metro. It is a 3.4-mile long heritage streetcar system. The streetcars are replica of the vintage electric trolleys.  Hop on a Metro Trolley that runs throughout North Little Rock and downtown Little Rock. These are about 25 minute trolley rides, perfect for sightseeing and exploring the city’s nightspots, shopping spots, restaurants, art galleries, museums, and much more.  The fare for adult is $1 per ride, day pass is $2 and children ride is free. To know the schedule and stops, click here

Getting Around Little Rock by Rental Cars

If you want to explore Little Rock on your own and at your own pace, then car is a perfect option. Several companies offer rental cars-

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 9804 N Rodney Parham Rd Ste 1, Little Rock, AR 72227, United States
Phone: 1 501-227-0622

Avis Car Rental
Address: 600 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72205, United States
Phone: 1 501-225-2067

Budget West Little Rock Sears Rent-A-Car
Address: (west Little Rock), 12600 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211, United States
Phone: 1 501-954-9579

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 10500 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205, United States
Phone: 1 501-492-5530

TLC Daily Rental
Address: 12300 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211, United States
Phone: 1 501-954-7368

National Car Rental
Address: 3501 E Roosevelt Rd, Little Rock, AR 72206, United States
Phone: 1 501-340-5108

Getting Around Little Rock by Bike

Little Rock has a dedicated pedestrian and bike loop linking North Little Rock as well as Little Rock's downtown areas.  The city has a great population of cyclists. There are companies that rent bike. Some bike rental companies in Little Rock are:

Bobby's Bike Hike
Address: 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201, United States
Phone: 1 501-613-7001

Spokes Little Rock 
Address: 1001 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205, United States
Phone: 1 501-664-7765


Getting Around Little Rock by Taxi/Cabs

Getting around Little Rock by taxi/cabs is fairly easy. Flag a taxi down as they pass you along the street, or request a cab by phone. 

Benton Taxi
Address: Little Rock, AR, United States
Phone: 1 501-565-5859

Greater Little Rock Transportation Services
Address: 7510 Jamison Rd, Little Rock, AR 72209, United States
Phone: 1 501-222-2222

Black & White Cabs
Address: 4607 W 61st St, Little Rock, AR 72209, United States
Phone: 1 501-374-1234

Central Arkansas Taxi
Address: North Little Rock, AR, United States
Phone: 1 501-708-8213

Taxi One
Address: 1425 W 36th St, North Little Rock, AR 72118, United States
Phone: 1 501-803-8890

Getting In and Around Little Rock

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