Waller County is well served by critical road, rail, and aviation infrastructure. Strategically located on the west side of the Houston region, major US, Interstate, and state roads provide ample mobility for moving goods in and out of the area. We are about an hour and a half to the Port of Houston, about one hour to Houston Intercontenental Airport, and are served by Union Pacific Railroad.
The northern portion of the county is serviced by US Hwy 290, which connects Houston to Austin. Commute times to Houston range from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on departure time and destination. Travel to Austin ranges from one and a half hours to two hours. Waller County is a great location for companies doing business in either Austin, San Antonio, or Houston.
State Hwy 6 joins US Hwy 290 in the town of Hempstead. Hwy 6 connects Waller County with the Bryan-College Station area, home to Texas A&M University. Commute time to Texas A&M from Hempstead is about 45 minutes. To the south is Hwy 90 and Interstate 10. Interstate 10 connects Houston with San Antonio. Commute times into Houston along Interstate 10 range from 45 minutes to one hour. During morning and evening rush, these times are doubled. To ease the congestion along Interstate 10, new lanes are being built that will make it one of the widest highways in the area.
In addition to these major roads, several state-maintained FMs (Farm to Market) roads run throughout the county. Of these, FM 359, FM 362, and FM 1488 are the most traveled. Each of these roads connect the northern and southern parts of the county. FM 1488 also runs into Montgomery County connecting Hempstead to Magnolia. FM 359 also runs into Ft. Bend County to the south.