Travel in and around Dothan and Houston County is easy. You can be just about anywhere in 15 minutes, and when it becomes necessary to travel long distances, you will be glad that all roads lead back to Dothan.
Ideally situated in the southeast corner of Alabama, about 20 miles from the Florida and Georgia borders, Dothan boasts an enviable accessibility to travel destinations north, south, east and west. You can be in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains by driving three hours north to Birmingham, or head for the sugar white beaches of Panama City, Florida, a short 78-mile drive south.
The cities and major commercial centers of the Southeast can be reached within a few hours. Montgomery and Tallahassee are less than two hours away, while Mobile, Birmingham and Atlanta are all about 200 miles away.
An excellent highway system intersects Dothan, allowing people and goods to travel into and out of the area with ease. Interstate 10 is 35 miles south; U.S. highways 231 and 431 are north-south arteries and U.S. Highway 84 runs east/west. Travel within Dothan and the surrounding area also seemingly effortless thanks to well maintained city, county and state road systems. Whether using one of Dothan's 30-plus motor freight lines, a personal vehicle or bus line service, again all roads lead back to Dothan.
Transportation by rail or water is also available in the Dothan area with rail service provided by CSX, Gulf & Ohio and Bayline Railroad and the nine-foot channel on the Chattahoochee River that offers access to the Intracoastal Waterway.
The area's excellent networks reduce the cost and time of shipping a product. Geographically well positioned, some 50 percent of the U.S. population is within a 24-hour shipping distance. The past few years have seen tremendous growth in international trade. Imports and exports have risen to record numbers, as international companies locate in the region and local companies take advantage of the global market.
If you are more concerned with simply getting around town, Wiregrass Transit, Dothan's transit system offers inexpensive, safe and reliable transportation along all principle local routes
When business or pleasure requires that you take to the sky, Dothan's regional airport can meet your travel needs. The Dothan Regional Airport offers a convenient option when choosing air service for business or travel. Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA)/Delta Connection is the airport's air carrier with service to Atlanta and its connection to 171 cities. ASA offers daily non-stop regional jet flights between Dothan and Atlanta along with regular commuter flights. Visit www.flydothan.com for more information.
Adjacent to the airport is a 240-acre industrial park with direct access to the airport's taxiway system.