Each year, more than three million visitors come to New Braunfels to explore the shopping and recreational activities steeped in German and Hispanic culture and heritage. The city's strategic location has created opportunities for growth in the global market and an ability to satisfy the needs of the international shopper.
Located almost equal distance between the Alamo (San Antonio) and the State Capitol
(Austin), New Braunfels has easy access to major highways with IH-35 (a major NAFTA artery) running through the city's center, and IH-10 only 10 minutes east. New Braunfels' strategic location is 15 minutes from a new Caterpillar manufacturing plant, 45 minutes from a Toyota manufacturing plant and only a three-hour drive to trade gateways into Mexico, Central and South America. Additionally, New Braunfels is close to nearby air, rail and bus services.
HIGHWAYS SERVING AREA
Located on Interstate 35 (north-south system)
and nine miles from Interstate 10 (east-west system)-connected by State Highway 46. Loop 337 circles the city, connecting IH-35 north and south.
Seven northbound and six southbound daily
MOTOR FREIGHT CARRIERS
Central, Consolidated and Roadway
Express serve the city. Southeastern has a local terminal. FedEx has a large terminal servicing the New Braunfels and Comal County area.
RAILROADS Union Pacific, BNSF
36 daily freight trains (18 northbound and 18 southbound) with a local switch
Non-commercial jet service is available at New Braunfels Regional Airport. Commercial service is available at San Antonio International Airport, only a 25-minute drive, served by most major carriers (11). Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is 45 minutes north and is served by 16 major carriers.
Ongoing Road Construction Projects:
- Loop 337 expansion between I-35 and Hillcrest Drive - Ahead of schedule, set to be complete by Fall 2020
- San Antonio Street Bridge - Project to let after Labor Day, construction expected to last 9-15 months
- Kohlenburg Overpass - Let in July, construction to begin in early Fall
- FM 1863 - Mill and Overlay set to begin, will take 12 months to complete