San Angelo is almost in the dead center of Texas. A bit of trivia, it is the only large-ish city in the USA without direct interstate highway access! (Although in another 10 years, we’ll have one!)
American Airlines & United Airlines via SkyWay fly daily into Mathis Field in San Angelo! Ft. Concho, the event venue is about 20 minutes from the airport. Lyft and local taxis are both available as are several major Car Rental companies. (Even Jim Bass Ford has a car rental option!)
We highly recommend attendees joining our Facebook Group “Cowboy Ways Nowadays” where sharing transportation and / or hotel rooms is possible. It’s more economical and so much more fun! We, the Cowboy Way Jubilee, Oleeta Jean LLC, & Leslei Fisher, personally, claim no liability for this, share at your own risk.
The local San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field (SJT) is the nearest airport. It is serviced by both American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. American has several daily flights from D/FW airport at Dallas/Fort Worth. As soon as we have group flight reservations information for American Airlines we will post it here. We do recommend you arrive a day earlier than usual as you’ll most likely have a long travel day.
Your connecting airport options are:
D/FW International Airport (DFW)
George Bush (Houston) Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Other Airports within Driving Distance:
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Houston Hobby Airport (HOU)
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB)
San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
We recommend flying into either D/FW International Airport and catching a connector into San Angelo. If you fly into Dallas’ Love Field, you’ll need to allow 30 minutes to get to D/FW by taxi. However if you’d prefer a road trip experience it is an easy 4 hour drive from DFW. You’ll see LOTS of mesquite trees and some beautiful country! (At least we love it).
Or, we also recommend flying into Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and catching the United/Skyway connector into San Angelo. If you fly into Houston’s Hobby Airport, allow at least an hour to get to Houston Intercontinental to catch the connector.
If you prefer to fly into Austin or San Antonio (because there’s so many interesting things in both cities), San Angelo is about a 2-to 2-and a half hour drive from either city. And it’s mostly through Texas’ scenic hill country.
American Airlines has daily flights from the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) to the San Angelo Regional Airport — Mathis Field (SJT). Please call American 1-800-433-1790 and provide this group number:
A6341ER to get the best rate. (It also helps us to bring in more celebrities by keeping our airfare costs down! Our former Group # was A5870EI) )
Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and Hertz car rental agencies are all located in San Angelo, TX. Jim Bass Ford also has rental cars. We HIGHLY recommend an advance reservation if you wish to use any of these. If you are flying in to Dallas or Houston, the airports listed above have all the major rental car agencies available, take your pick. Taking Lyft or a taxi (see below) is another option available. (Uber does not operate in San Angelo).
–Buses, Taxi Cabs, Uber, Lyft, (etc)
Renting a car in San Angelo is Optional! There are some limitations — we’ll give you the bad news first, there’s no Uber! The good news? There is Lyft! And taxis, and regional transit! Lyft and taxis will be notified to be at the airport waiting each day beginning on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at the Official Cowboy Way Jubilee Hotels each morning, and at Ft. Concho each evening. Download their app and set up an account to get ready!
Here’s a list of local Taxi Services (ratings are from Google):
AA Red Ball Shuttle
Rated 3.0 (9) · Taxi service
Check back here to see if we have Rita Trolley set up for daily hotel to venue round trips.
You really must use the GPS that’s pretty much everywhere now! But for those of you who are into maps, here you go:
From D/FW Airport go to the North Exit of the airport. Follow the highway past North Exit to TX Hwy 114 West. It will be a right exit and loop over to the left. 114 merges with TX Hwy 121 in about 2.5 miles. Take 121 West, about 12 miles, to Ft. Worth. Take the exit for I-820 West (another right exit that loops across). In about 19 miles exit to I-30 West (Exit 3A off I-820). In a little over 6 miles, I-30 merges into I-20. Continue West on I-20 to Cisco, Texas, exit 330. It’s about 90 miles to Exit 330 from Ft. Worth. At Exit 330, go left over the interstate and continue SSW on TX Hwy 206 South. It’s 2 lanes with a wide shoulder for the next hour and a half but it’s a good road, recently paved. At Coleman, TX, google maps takes you on a jog through town that’s a very good short cut, plus you get to see a bit of town. Continue on TX Hwy 206 all the way to US 67. Hook a right onto US 67 and take it into San Angelo. (The Highway becomes 4 lanes divided so you know you’re getting close!).
Once in San Angelo, exit off of US 67 to “Oakes St./ Chadbourne St./ Martin L. King/ Downtown/ Historic San Angelo” (whew!). Turn left onto Oakes Street (South). In 1.3 Miles Ft. Concho National Historic Landmark will be on the left! For parking, Turn onto East Avenue B / Henry O Flipper, parking lots will be on the right past the building.
The address for our event venue is:
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
630 S. Oakes Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903
in case you wish to look it up. Mostly, we will be using the Commissary, Quartermaster, and Barracks 6 buildings as well as The Stables, Parade Grounds, and Courtyard and of course, the Living Stables. The Sunday Dinner Banquet will be held in The Stables. (Please note, as it is a bit confusing until you are there, there is “The Living Stables” aka ‘a barn’ and “The Stables” which is no longer a stable but a big event room.)