Auburn is located at the junction of U.S. Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 136. There are no local road restrictions. Interstate 29 (north-south) is 13 miles east of Auburn and Interstate 80 (east-west) is 65 miles north. U.S. Highway 2 (east-west), a four-lane highway, is 20 miles north.
The Greyhound Bus Line serves Omaha, 63 miles north and Lincoln, 69 miles northwest of Auburn.
More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America. Local trucking companies include CG Trucking, Larry G. Kruger Trucking, Laxdal Trucking, Leroy Able Farms, and Duane Volker.
Auburn is served by a main line of the Union Pacific Railroad with six freight trains daily. Switching is performed by a local switch crew. For further information regarding Union Pacific Railroad, contact Cheryl Schow at (308) 289-1911 or visit www.uprr.com/customers/ind-dev.
Amtrak provides Lincoln, 69 miles northwest of Auburn, with rail passenger service throughout the United States. Additional Nebraska Amtrak stations are located in Hastings, Holdrege, McCook, and Omaha. For more information, visit www.amtrak.com
The Auburn Airport Authority members welcomed to the public a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 21 to celebrate the newly paved runway, taxiways, and hangar facility at Farington Field east of Auburn. The runway project cost nearly $3 million, with the Federal Aviation Administration paying 90 percent of it. Other funders included the City of Auburn, FAA, State of Nebraska, and NPPD. The opportunities that these improvements at Farington Field will provide Auburn and the surrounding area will be tremendous. Air travel has become a vital part in business and industry development in rural communities especially.
Barge service is available at the barge terminal in Nebraska City, 22 miles north of Auburn on the Missouri River in Nebraska. The river is navigable approximately seven months per year. The U.S. Corps of Engineers maintains a 9-foot, 300-foot wide channel for 735 navigable miles from Sioux City, Iowa, to the mouth of the Missouri River near St. Louis, Missouri. Commodities transported by towing companies are grain and fertilizer.