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Installation Overview -- Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas

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Installation Overview -- Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

Laughlin Air Force Base is located six miles east of Del Rio, Texas, and about nine miles from the international bridge to Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. It is 154 miles west of San Antonio on U.S. Highway 90.

If you are driving from San Antonio, take Highway 90 West. It will take you approximately two and a half hours, 154 miles, to reach Laughlin AFB.

From the west, it is best to travel on Interstate Highway 10 East through El Paso; then to US Highway 90 from Van Horn through Southwest Texas.

For the route through central Texas, drive on US Highway 277 Southwest from San Angelo and take Highway 90 East to Del Rio.

The front gate is located along Highway 90 and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

There is bus service available from San Antonio (downtown bus station) to Del Rio Bus Terminal. Travel time is approximately three and a half hours, cost is approximately $20.00 one way. Coordinate with your sponsor for travel arrangements.

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